In 1984, Sandra Melo, known to her beloved community as Miss Sandra and Constanza Melo started an early childhood education project that incorporated a new style of academic curriculum which allowed children whose ages ranged from 18 months and 4 years of age to learn English to levels that were above average standards for that time in Colombia. The subsequent success and the insistence of parents led to the grand opening of the Gimnasio Colombo Británico (GCB) in 1994. Following a 60-year family tradition, our founders celebrated the graduation of the first seniors from GCB in 2001. Since then, GCB has been synonymous with excellent results in the official state exam (ICFES) and being ranked as one of the 10 best schools in Colombia, achieving the top rank in 2011 and 2014.
We offer an international curriculum, geared towards leadership with a social vocation and characterized by a solid education of values, high level of competence in all areas of the curriculum and a learning process supported by up-to-date IT environments and tools. This will ensure our graduates to have sound ethical principles, be socially and academically competent, be able to interact with their environment, be inquisitive of their transformation, and have a successful transition in the world.
By the end of 2023, GCB would have successfully implemented the IB Diploma Programme, by consolidating the learner profile with critical thinking, a local and global mindset and working for the community. It will continue strengthening internal processes in line with the EFQM Model and would be placed within the Top 10 schools in Colombia according to the National Ministry of Education.