Admissions Information Meetings for parents of children that start K4 in August 2026

Dear Prospect Families for SY 2027-2028,

We inform you that registration for our Admissions Information Meetings for K4 2027-2028  (Children born between August 1, 2022 and June 31, 2023) school year will be available starting in March  2024.

The meetings are mandatory only for new families.

We hope to see you soon.

The meetings will be held in May 2024 at The Columbus School campus.

Supply lists for School Year 2022-2023

Here you may find the school supplies lists for each school year.

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Our Campus

The Columbus School is located on a 21-hectare lot in Alto de Las Palmas at an altitude of 2,520 meters (8,267 feet) above sea level, on the outskirts of Medellín. This privileged location provides a country and natural environment, ideal for all kinds of academic, sports and artistic activities.

The School was designed according to the educational needs of the 21st century, offering our students the opportunity to live in harmony with nature, while being trained with all the benefits of state-of-the-art technology.

Virtual campus tour

Grades Different to K4 and Extemporaneous Admissions

At The Columbus School we have extemporaneous admissions processes for families coming from other countries or cities at times different from the usual registration period.

The extemporaneous process depends on the availability of space in the school year of application.

In order for you to have a more fluid admissions process at The Columbus School, contact:

 

Admission Department
[email protected]
4033004 – 4033033

* Note: The school reserves the right of admission and does not acquire any type of obligation just for receiving an admissions request.

The Secretary of Education of Envigado is responsible for authorizing through a Resolution the annual increase of the school fees.

Columbus Life

TCS offers many co-curricular activities. Some of them complement academic life such as GIN, STEM, COSMUN, DI and TOM.

Columbus Life is the area in charge of our afterschool programs which offer different activities in sports, languages, arts and others.

For K4 to 1st grade classes are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays depending on the activity selected. Schedules vary: Tuesdays and Thursdays classes are from 2:45 – 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays classes are from 1:45 – 3:30 p.m. For K4 students these classes are only offered starting on the second semester of the school year.

For students from 2nd to 5th grade, the classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:15 pm to 4:50 pm and on Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 3:50 pm.

For students from 6th to 12th grade, the classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm and on Wednesday from 2:10 pm to 3:50 pm.

Binational games (sports festivals and competitions with other AdvancEd schools in Colombia) and other sports competitions and festivals are always part of our school year ́s program.

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Classrooms Without Walls

TCS offers field trips in almost every grade level. These are considered valuable educational and social experiences for students. They help to enhance a certain unit of study expose students to different experiences of learning and connects them to the real world.
The objective of Classrooms Without Walls (experiential education program) is to provide a unique learning opportunity for The Columbus School students otherwise not possible in the daily classroom. It is an opportunity to build friendships, develop team building and leadership skills, and travel within and outside of Colombia while participating in enriched activity-based programs.

The trips are organized by TCS in conjunction with a third party provider and faculty use this opportunity to get to know their students outside of a normal academic setting.
None of the Classroom without walls activities are mandatory. These activities have an extra cost.

Exchange Programs

TCS has no mandatory international exchange programs, nevertheless some families decide on their own to leave school for a short period of time (up to 1 year) to do exchange programs with other schools. TCS can keep their spot up to a year according to the Temporary Withdrawal Policy.

Summer Activities and Camps at TCS

Columbus Life offers 3 weeks of different types of activities during the summer for children of all ages. Make sure to ask for the school year ́s offer at the Columbus Life department.

K4 Admissions Process

At The Columbus School children begin their first school year when they have turned 4 years old by July 31.

The admissions process for this grade begins 3 years in advance to the year in which the aspiring student will start. To access this process it is a mandatory requirement to attend an Information Meeting for Prospective Parents.

 

Please contact the Admissions Office for available dates and additional information:

 

Admissions Department

[email protected]
4033004 – 4033033

Admissions Philosophy

The Columbus School admissions are aimed at attracting families and students interested in an educational environment that involves students, providing them with experiences that facilitate learning, and allow them to reach their individual potential. The School believes in the importance of ensuring that the educational philosophy of the prospect families is in harmony with the programs, services and resources offered by the School, aligned to our purpose.

Students will be admitted based on space availability, academic and disciplinary development. With the exception of admissions for K4 all students wishing to enter must demonstrate an English level determined by the School.

* Note: The School reserves the right of admission and does not acquire any obligation for receiving the application for admissions. 

Contact Admissions


    Admissions Contact Information:

    Admissions Departament
    [email protected]
    4033004 – 4033033