National, IB, US curricula.
1800 students, 4-18 yrs
Casilla 130-D, Santiago, Chile
Tel: (+56) 2 751 3800
Fax: (+56) 2 751 3802
The Santiago College is a bilingual, independent, co-educational
day school, founded as a non-sectarian institution in 1880 with
support from the US Methodist Church.
The educational programme at Santiago College meets the requirements
of the Chilean Ministry of Education, the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools and the International Baccalaureate Organization.
It has been broadened and enriched to incorporate North American
and European ideas in curriculum development and teaching methods.
The appointment of fluent English speakers is a primary goal of
Students normally enter Santiago College at nursery level and stay
until they graduate from 12th Grade. The students are mainly Chilean,
but a considerable number of students come from other countries
and priority admission is given to overseas applicants. Approximately
90% of the graduating class enters Chilean universities and the
remainder pursue studies in the USA or Europe.
The Santiago College operates a 180-day minimum calendar starting
in early March and ending in mid-December. Nursery, kindergarten
and first grade children have a half-day schedule. All other grades
have a full school day beginning 08:00 and ending at 14:00, 15:35
or 16:20, depending on their class schedule.
The Santiago College campus of 3.3 hectares is located close to
the city centre. Facilities include a library of 40,000 volumes,
62 classrooms, AV rooms, an auditorium, gymnasiums, playing fields,
science labs and computer labs, music and art studios and a dining
room. The school owns an 11.2 hectare campus at La Dehesa, a suburb
of Santiago, where most sports and physical education activities
take place. In addition to playing fields and sporting facilities,
a new Pre-school opened its doors to the local community in March
Students applying for admission to Nursery must be four years old
by December 31st of the year prior to school entry. Santiago College
accepts students without regard to gender, colour, creed, or ethnic,
national or social origin. The selection process includes an interview
with prospective students and their parents.