Medellin remains as one of the best cities for expats moving to Colombia. One important reason behind this is the availability of good schools for English speaking students. Many expats enroll their kids to bilingual schools to hone their kids’ Spanish skills without forgetting English in the proess. So which bilingual school is best for your children? Here are the top bilingual schools in Medellin that expats highly recommend.
Note: Please do not forget to check the school’s calendar during your search. Some of them operate on a schedule different from that of the US and Europe. Also, they usually have a long waiting list. Make sure to enlist right away once you have reached a decision.
1. The Columbus School
The Columbus School caters to students from K4 to high school. Their curriculum is a combination of Colombian, American, and international standards, as reflected in the percentage of subjects taught in English and in Spanish. The Columbus School is one of the most sought-after bilingual schools in Medellin. As a result, they usually have a long waiting list and the admission process can also be a bit complicated. You may check out their admission process here and their school fees here.
✆ (+574)403 30 00
☛ Km16 (Alto de las Palmas) – Envigado, Colombia
2. The Vermont School Medellin
Located between Medellin and Rio Negro, this school caters to students from preschool to high school. The Vermont School follows the Cambridge University Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) for 11th and 12th grade. They have a long waiting list. Once you’ve reached a decision, make sure to enlist right away. Read more about their admission process here.
✆ +57 4 5206060 – 5209370
☛ Las Palmas Avenue Indiana Mall Km. 2 Via La Fe
Calle 11 sur # 29E – 197, El Poblado
3. The New School
The New School is a private co-ed preschool and elementary school founded in 1995. Their curriculum is based on the Common European Framework. You can check out the panoramic view of their campus here.
✆ (+574) 520 7270
☛ Kilómetro 10 Vía Las Palmas
Medellín, Antioquia 75593
4. Colegio Montessori Medellin
Colegio Montessori Medellin caters to students from pre-k to 12th grade. They boast trilingual education where they learn in English, Spanish, and French (third language). Students have the opportunity to receive a double diploma through the school’s national and Cambridge University curriculum. You can read more about their admission process here.
✆ +574 3171400
☛ Calle 20 A Sur # 20-55, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia