Welcome to Colegio Colombo Británico!
Rewind nearly 15 years, when I first visited the Colombo, I remember what an impact the school had on me as a young, rookie Head of School. I was in awe at the sense of pride and tradition one feels walking around the gorgeous 11.6-hectare campus.
I took several ideas back to my school in Bogota and replicated what I had picked up during that visit. One of those learnings was the acclaimed International Baccalaureate. We are very proud of the fact that we are an IB Continuum school (one of only two schools in Cali), and equally gratified that we were the first school in Colombia in 1976 to offer the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) and the second in Latin America to do so.
During that visit in 2006, never did I imagine in my wildest dreams that I would have the privilege and honour to be the 14th Headmaster of such a fine educational institution, and one that is iconic in Cali and Colombia. It’s pioneering spirit since its inception has continued to shape the lives of young people for over 64 years.
Life is extraordinary, as I found myself visiting the Colombo again in 2008 for a LAHC evaluation and again in 2017 as the Chair of the CIS (Council of International Schools) accreditation visit. Life had plans for me and my family to return to Colombia, and to Cali, the hometown of my wife, Carolina. I am so proud to call myself and my family part of the Colombo family. One thing is for certain, as a Dad with the perspective of an international educator, I hold schools to a very high standard for my own two children. I am thrilled that my daughters will be receiving a well-rounded global educational experience that will set them apart and prepare them for life. Just as our Mission says – “We prepare minds and hearts to face the challenges of the future.”
We have extremely talented and passionate educators, and together with our administrative and operations staff, we have ambitious plans for the future, guided by our 2025 Strategic Plan. This document will guide our journey as we seek to become better every day.
With over 1,200 students, 800 families and 250 staff members, we are a formidable learning community driven by an enormous heart! “Corazon Colombo” defines the very ethos of a place we call home. A kind and caring school where we live our motto – “Gentes Moresque docendo iungimus” (We bring people and cultures together through education).
Welcome to the Colombo!
Nick Reeves | Headmaster