Asopaf is the parent association. It has an annual and voluntary affiliation per family. Asopaf works together with TCS in areas such as recreation and external conferences.

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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.

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Students at TCS have two breaks or recess followed by snack or lunch. Each family can decide if their child brings a lunchbox from home or uses the food service provided by the school through a third party.

For Early Years and Elementary: if you decide to use the food service, the family has the option to sign up and pay monthly for a snack and a daily lunch, just a daily snack or just a daily lunch.

Students are not allowed to bring money to school to pay in the cafeteria.
The food company charges a fee for each school day, this means that some months may have a higher cost than others depending on the number of days of the month.

Middle and High School: students can choose to register and pay the month in advance to have a daily lunch, bring a lunchbox from home or buy at the cafeteria every day.

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The school works with two different companies that offer transportation services to students at The Columbus School. Not all grades use the same buses.

The school suggests using transportation services for logistical and environmental care reasons, but if there is a family that wishes to bring their child, it is also possible as long as the arrival and departure time matches our schedule.
The contract with the transport company is directly with the family and not with TCS.

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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.

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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.

The Columbus School Foundation

The Columbus School Foundation is a non-profit organization composed of community members such as students, parents, teachers, administrative staff and alumni. The Foundation has several social programs and projects.

For more information about the Foundation contact:

Ángela María Botero López
TCS Foundation Director
Phone: 604 4033000 Ext. 151
Mail: [email protected]

Yesenia Rodríguez Peñaranda
Administrative and Financial Analyst
Phone: 604 4033000 Ext. 147
Mail: [email protected]

We are a non-profit entity, governed by the Special Tax Regime. Our higher purpose is “Transforming lives through education, activating responsible citizenship.” To materialize this missionary objective we have two lines of action: Education and Social Capital.


We firmly believe that education is the key to transforming lives. That is why, in this line of action, we strive to offer opportunities for quality education to children and young people, to develop as professionals or explore new fields of knowledge that transform their lives.

Social capital:

Through our volunteer programs we make sure to activate responsible citizenship. Our students, their families, teachers, and staff are committed to making their society a better place, with more quality opportunities for all children and young people in the sector.

JKS Scholarships

We promote access to and permanence in Higher Education for young graduates of public educational institutions in the area of ​​influence of TCS, children of TCS staff and people from the community who require the benefit and meet the requirements, through contributions from our strategic allies. And in this way contribute to achieve their dreams by developing as professionals.

Robotics Scholarships

Thanks to our strategic allies, we can include students from public schools in our area of ​​influence, in the FRC TCS robotics program and deepen their knowledge in this area, which dominates our current situation and needs more and more professionals.

Volunteer program

In it we involve our TCS community so that it is an active part and promoter of change within the educational context, articulating and integrating realities with our nearby community.

Solidarity Fund

We activate this fund only when an emergency disrupts the life of someone in our community. In these cases, the Foundation works as a bridge between those affected and those who want to help them overcome the catastrophe or situation that affected them.Join our higher purpose through the following options!

Recurring donations

They are an easy and quick option to support us. Sign up for automatic debit to make a monthly donation that can go from 10,000 pesos onwards. (button that directs simon to register for theseSign up!) (Button that leads to the tutorial on how to sign up. How do they work?)one-time donationsMake a one-time donation to support our programs and projects. Together we achieve great things for our society! (button that leads to the Bancolombia qr for unique donations)

Purchase of uniforms

The sale of uniforms is one of our sources of income. Buy yours and support the higher education of a young person in the area of ​​influence or the son of our General Services staff.  (button that leads to the website of the Foundation where the uniforms are purchased “Buy yours”)

Be part of the friends Foundation

With your support, voice, ideas and experience, you can be an active part of the social network that the Foundation creates day after day. Write us an email and let us know your mobile number and the way in which you would like to help us transform lives through education.

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