Colegio Nueva granada - Celebrating 75 years


Bogotá’s First English Speaking School

Colegio Nueva Granada goes back more than seven decades

By Henry Gómez Samper, Adjunct Professor, Universidad de los Andes School of Management

Arriving from England in 1938 at age six, not knowing a word of Spanish, I enrolled at the Anglo-American School along with 20 some grade school students. Colegio Nueva Granada, as the school is known today, now has almost 1,800 students attending elementary, middle and high school. CNG is Colombia’s largest American style college preparatory school, fully meeting U.S. accreditation standards as well as Colombian Ministry of Education requirements; 4 out of 5 students are international – 1 out of 5 from the U.S.

Christian (Mickey) Zozaya, my classmate, shared nostalgic recollections of CNG early years, thus making this article possible. Mickey came to Colombia following the Spanish Civil War; his parents did not want him to forget the English he learned in England, so they enrolled him at the Anglo-American School. ...More

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