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 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.