CNG Certified 2020

CNG Certified 2020 "School of Character" - The First School to Achieve this Distinction in South America


On January 31, 2020 Character.org officially announced the certification of Colegio Nueva Granada as a distinguished School of Character, the first school in Colombia and South America to ever achieve this distinction and the only international school recognized in 2020. Character.org is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that advocates and recognizes high-quality character education program efforts worldwide. According to Lori Soifer, Interim Director, in her official announcement for 2020 Schools of Character, "This recognition is a testament to all the great things you are doing at CNG for your students, staff, parents, and community!" 


Each year, Character.org certifies schools that demonstrate a systematic commitment to character development through the implementation of the 11 Principles of Character across their school programs. The intentional and comprehensive implementation of these principles have been proven by research to generate  positive impacts on academic performance, student behavior, and school climate.


The multi-faceted criteria for this achievement are based on the 11 Principles that include fostering shared leadership, engaging families as partners, providing opportunities for moral action, and promoting a strong set of core values. As part of the comprehensive process, CNG will be hosting a review visit in February, which will provide us with feedback regarding the school´s implementation of the 11 Principles and next steps to help take our institution to an even higher level. If you are interested in reading the press release and learning more about the schools chosen as 2020 Schools of Character, please click on this link for more information.


On behalf of our Administration and Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our educators and members of the school community for their commitment to advancing CNG's Core Values and character education programs for our students and school. Everyone's efforts in supporting one of our key critical pillars of developing character will continue to prepare our students to become responsible and service-oriented global citizens for life.


Congratulations to the entire CNG community and for your ongoing commitment to character education, 


Dr. Eric Habegger

CNG Director


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