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Colegio Bilingüe Santa Marta

Historia

Colegio Bilingüe Santa Marta

Historia

Colegio Bilingüe Santa Marta

Historia

Colegio Bilingüe Santa Marta

Historia

Colegio Bilingüe Santa Marta

Historia

Colegio Bilingüe Santa Marta

In 1981, when Santa Marta desired an educational institution teaching English as a second language, a group of people began to evaluate several families in the city and their need to have a school in the area that would give their children the opportunity to learn English as a second language, since the only alternative they had was the travel to other cities in the country or travel abroad, forcing students to leave their homes.

It was precisely this feeling that motivated the group of prominent families to create a bilingual school, which started in a house in Barrio el Prado, a center where children had access to teaching English as a second language, with leveling programs.
Soon this idea, based on a firm purpose that was constituted in a collective initiative, began to show significant progress and a great reception by the public. Thus, on September 28, 1982, representatives of the families Zúñiga Mestre, Dávila Dávila, Dávila Abondano and Castro Monsalvo formalized the financial contributions for the constitution of the Educational Corporation of Santa Marta “Corsamaria”.

A month later, in October, the first stone was placed on the grounds where the school now operates and in January 1983. The English leveling courses that had been operating in the El Prado neighborhood were moved to this new location.
On March 3rd, 1983, the members of the Santa Marta Educational Corporation met at the Santa Marta Club at 7:30 p.m. to “formally found a nonprofit college that would be called the Bilingual School of Santa Marta, with residence in the city of Santa Marta. The objective of this institution was to provide a service to the community, in the educational field, guided by the principles of the Catholic Religion and subject to Colombian law. ” Then, the constitution deed of this great dream was made.


With the advice and leadership of Mother Johanna Cunniffe, who was the Rector of Marymount Barranquilla School, the first academic period was started in September 1983 with a total of 90 students for Nursery grades to 4th grade. Sister Johana was the Academic Director for more than 15 years and her Permanent Counsel until her retirement from the educational activity due to health problems. The first promotion of bachelors to measured of 1.991.


In its first twenty-five years, the College had the name Bilingual College of Santa Marta, for being the only bilingual institution in the city. After a while, the Superior Council eliminated the preposition “de”, denominating Bilingual School “Santa Marta” in honor of the name of the District and the Patron of the city.


The direction of the school of the College since 1983 has been in charge of Mrs. Olga Blanco de Martínez, Ms. María Astrid Amador, Mr. Brian Seve, Dr. Keith Bookwalte, Luz Estella López, Diego Ruiz Jaramillo, and Adriana Ortiz Maldonado, who exercises the current charge.


Faithful to its founding principles as it is constituted as a non-profit private educational institution, the Santa Marta Bilingual School focuses its current pedagogical process on the formation of integral, bilingual leaders, through a curriculum based on national and international standards that allow them to develop their potential in the ethical, spiritual, intellectual and physical dimensions, so that they can play as natural leaders in the scenarios in which they work, be valuable members of the community that welcomes them.

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