Libraries

The Columbus School has two libraries: The Early Years and Elementary School Library and the Middle and High
School Library. These are more than just libraries, they are media centers that seek to enrich the school
community with its literature and encourage our students to be ethical producers of new knowledge and become
independent life-long learners.

Click here to visit them Early Years and Elementary School Library

Click here to visit them Middle and High School Library

Click here to visit Curriculum Library Catalog

Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in being part of our TCS family. Here you can find our current vacancies. In case your profile does not fit one of our vacancies, but you are interested in being part of our team, you can fill out the form below and share your resume. There is always room for future talents!

Junior Data Scientist

  • Profile

  • Professional in Process Engineering, Industrial, Systems, Data or related careers.
    Knowledge in Google Suite and Excel Macros (Desirable).
  • English Level

  • B2 level of English.
  • Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in data analysis and application of machine learning techniques.
  • Start Date

  • September 2023.

Legal Analyst

  • Profile

  • Professional in Law
  • English Level

  •  B2 level of English required
  • Experience

  • Between 0 – 2 years of experience as a legal professional. Desirable knowledge as General Secretary, participation in research groups and / or some governing body.
  • Start Date

  • January 2024

Early Years and Elementary School Music Teacher

  • Profile

  • Bachelor of music or related. Teaching certification, if not licensed
  • English Level

  • B2 desirable.
  • Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in musical initiation, Orff instrumental, choral work, teaching skills at different levels, creation of musicals and school presentations/productions.
  • Start Date

  • February 2024

High School Spanish/Social Studies Teacher

  • Profile

  • Bachelor degree in the specific area. Current teaching license.
  • English Level

  • Advanced level of English
  • Experience

  • Minimum 2 years teaching Spanish or Social Studies.
  • Start Date

  • July 2024

High School Science Teacher

  • Profile

  • Bachelor degree in Science or related areas. Current teaching license.
  • English Level

  • Advanced level of English
  • Experience

  • Minimum 2 years teaching Science.
  • Start Date

  • July 2024

High School English Teacher

  • Profile

  • Bachelor degree in English or related areas. Current teaching license.
  • English Level

  • Advanced level of English
  • Experience

  • Minimum 2 years teaching English.
  • Start Date

  • July 2024

The Columbus School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all who apply to work at our school to share in this commitment. The School has a Code of Conduct, a Child Protection Policy, and a high standard of effective recruiting practices, which support this commitment to ensure the safety of each student. Employment offers will be subject to an enhanced background and criminal record check.

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    Why Work at TCS

    EDUCATIONAL FOCUS ON TCS

    Columbus School students participate in a variety of meaninful student-centered learning experiences, in a multicultural environment that prepares them to succeed in the path of their choice.

    NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER CLASSROOM

    Our institution is characterized by a more personalized education by having classrooms with 20 to 25 students.

    CURRICULUM

    The School is accredited by the Ministry of National Education and by Cognia, an international organization with high quality standards that allows us to grant double degrees to our students. All of our students receive bilingual instruction in English and Spanish.

    STUDENT POPULATION

    We have more than 1800 students divided into 4 sections, where 87% are Colombian and the remaining 13% are from other nationalities.

    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.

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    Columbus Libraries

    The Columbus School has two libraries, one for Early Years and Elementary students and one for Middle and High School students. These spaces are designed to foster 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration, innovation, communication and to promote a love for reading.

    The Columbus School Purpose

     

    School Calendar

    We are a calendar B school, the SY goes from August to June. There is a 1 week break in October, 2 days off for Thanksgiving, Christmas holidays from around the 15th of Dec to 10th of Jan, 1 week off for Holy Week in March or April and Summer vacations from around the 15th of June to the 10th of August.

    Important Dates SY-2023-2024

    Professional Learning

    At TCS we believe in ongoing job-embedded professional learning through the support of coaches and Professional Learning Communities. Lasting impact results when educators engage in practices that focus on collective educator efficacy and learning in collaborative communities. To foster this learning we commit to structures that support collaboration and organize learning opportunities at school to ensure lasting impact. Individuals in leadership roles will attend conferences as needed to further their knowledge to support and train the rest of the staff.

     

    Support for Academic Teaching staff

    • Coaches

    At TCS, we believe that everyone deserves a coach. Therefore, we have Instructional Coaches that support staff in the areas of instruction, literacy, classroom environment, and technology. The coaches support teachers through individual coaching cycles, team coaching cycles, curriculum development and staff development sessions.

     

    Professional Learning Opportunities on campus

    • Professional Learning Communities

    All teachers participate in weekly PLC (Professional Learning Communities) with their team focused on student learning and strategies to support students.

    • School-hosted professional learning

    Each year we host different workshops offered by outside organizations that are open to staff to apply to attend. Some examples of workshops we have hosted are: Cognitive Coaching, WIDA International Institute , Child Protection Level I training, and Restorative Justice Level 1 Training.

    • Professional Learning Days

    Each year we have 8-9 days dedicated to professional learning on campus. On these days, we learn as a staff through workshops aligned to our Strategic Plan, host “Teachers-Teaching-Teachers” workshops and workshops offered by outside organizations.

    • SUNY Buffalo Master’s Degree>

    Staff at TCS can choose to enroll in a Master’s Degree program offered on campus. The program is A Masters of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies Degree from SUNY Buffalo completed over 3 school years. This program is heavily subsidized by TCS and currently costs $250 per course for a total of $2,500 for a Master’s degree (the cost is reviewed on a yearly basis and subject to change).

    Professional Learning Opportunities off campus

    • Staff can apply to attend local conferences or conferences abroad that support their role. However, we limit attendance to conferences as we believe in job-embedded on campus learning.

     

    • Online Professional Learning

    We encourage staff to pursue learning through webinars and virtual courses. We often have several staff members participate in the same webinar/course and form a learning community to discuss how to apply what they have learned.