Santiago College has always enjoyed an excellent reputation for being a leader in educational development. It currently belongs to the group of authorized schools, in Chile and the world, that offer the three programs of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO):
Primary Years Program (PYP)
Middle Years Program (MYP)
Further information: www.ibo.org
The IB programs attempt to instill in their students a sense of internationalism and respect for other cultures, while allowing them to preserve their cultural identity to suit local situations.
Students are taught to adopt an active learning attitude, to be responsible citizens and balanced people, and are given the opportunity to learn in real life how to become part of an international community. Although our curriculum is international, the contents are consistent with those required by the Chilean Ministry of Education.
Since its formation, the principal objective of Santiago College is that its students achieve the maximum development in all areas: intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional, therefore providing a comprehensive youth education, aimed to achieve all these goals.
This implies preparing our students to function in the world and act in it making full use of their capabilities, as the challenges of these changing times require a strong knowledge base and personality skills to make informed decisions with autonomy, being capable of facing and solving problems with imagination and independence.
Bilingualism in Santiago College
Santiago College is a bilingual Chilean school with a curriculum recognized for its high level of English language teaching. Our school combines the Chilean curriculum with the International Baccalaureate Program, through the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma. The vast majority of students in SC are Chilean but there is a significant percentage of students of other nationalities in the school.
In the PYP all subjects are taught in English, except for Spanish, Religion, Physical Education and Art.
In the MYP (6th to 8th Grade), all subjects are taught in English, except for Religion, Physical Education, Spanish, Technology and Art.
From 9th to 12th Grade, in the MYP and the Diploma Program, all subjects are taught in Spanish. However, a high level of English is expected of all students who graduate in SC.
In 2006, the school obtained a 100% pass rate in the IB Diploma English test.