In 1984 Miss Sandra and Constanza Melo initiated an early childhood educational project in which, through a new academic program, they guaranteed that children between 18 months and 4 years of age acquired an unusual level of English for the time. The success of the American Garden was such that by 1994 and thanks to the insistence of parents, it was decided to found Gimnasio Colombo Británico (GCB). Following a sixty years family tradition, our founders in 2001 graduated its first Senior group and since then it has stood out for obtaining excellent results in the ICFES State tests, remaining in the last 10 years among the best 10 schools of Colombia and obtaining the first place 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 2020, GCB will have put into effect a leadership development program which will create a comprehensive alumni profile that will allow them to successfully be admitted to higher education. We will integrate a digital environment for the development of the academic programs, maintain the R4E 5 Stars level of the EFQM Excellence Model and will remain among the 10 best schools in Colombia ranked by the Colombian Ministry of Education Quality Index.