Colegio Nueva granada - Celebrating 75 years
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1938Fred Dever, Doris de Samper and Irving C. Byington open the Anglo-American School, Colombia’s first English-speaking school. The school’s doors were first opened in an old house in Calle 34, in Teusaquillo.
1939The school, with 65 students enrolled, moves to a new and more spacious facility in Villa Sofia, located on Carrera 7 with Calle 66. The house was originally built by President Rafael Reyes for his wife at the turn of the century.
1942The Anglo-American School changes its name to become Colegio Nueva Granada. Having outgrown the facilities once again CNG moves to a rented estate called Quinta Chipre, located on Carrera 7 with Calle 71.
1943CNG becomes part of the Association of Schools in Latin America; later known as the Inter-American School Service (IASS).
1946The Parent Teacher Association is created. The school relocates once again to the former Japanese Embassy building on Carrera 3 with Calle 76 while the site (which would later become CNGs current location) is purchased above Urbanizacion las Acacias.
1952The first 9th grade graduation at CNG is held at Teatro Metro in Teusaquillo.
1957Full accreditation of the school is granted by the Colombian Ministry of Education.
1959CNG moves to its present campus on Carrera 2 Este No. 70 - 20.
1961Full accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is granted to CNG.
1962The first CNG Class in history graduates under the “Preparing tomorrow’s leaders” banner.
1963Six new classrooms and a multipurpose room are built for the elementary school as the new High School building is completed. CNG seniors enjoy their first prom.
1968The Administration building is built. CNG’s student enrollment surpasses the one-thousand students’ mark with 1,158 students.
1969The High School Library, which would later come to be known as the Elisa Vargas Library (EVL), is completed.
1971The High School Gym is inaugurated.
1973The Instructional Media Center (IMC) is built.
1975The Middle School is established.
1977The first computer is introduced at CNG.
1978Elisa Vargas, one of the school’s most important figures, retires. The High School Library is renamed in her honor.
1981CNG reinforces its support of the less privileged members of Colombian society through social responsibility programs.
1983The old Administration building is converted into classrooms and a new building is constructed for the Administration. The Elisa Vargas Library is renovated as a new fine arts center and computer facilities are established.
1988CNG celebrates its first 50 years. The Elementary School Gym is built as the construction if the CNG theatre begins.
1993The CNG Cafeteria (now known as the CNG Diner) is constructed.
1996A new system of electives is introduced in High School to guide students in their search for a professional vocation.
2004The former IMC building is replaced by a new, more spacious structure.
2006CNG receives the Simon Bolivar medal in the Golden Cross category awarded by the Ministry of Education
2008The new Athletics Field is built on the site of a former parking lot.
2010The EVL is remodeled.
2013CNG celebrates its first 75 years.