ABOUT

Colegio Menor is a private and bilingual (English/Spanish) school, founded in 1995. It began with its original campus in the city of Quito and expanded to include the Samborondón Campus which first opened its doors in 2013.

SCHOOL OVERVIEW

Colegio Menor is a private and bilingual (English/Spanish) school, founded in 1995. It began with its original campus in the city of Quito and expanded to include the Samborondón Campus which first opened its doors in 2013.

Colegio Menor is affiliated with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, is approved and recognized by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education and accredited by AdvancED. Colegio Menor’s students attend an institution that is founded upon the best models of international schools and schools in the United States, while also aiming to teach understanding, respect, and appreciation for diversity in Ecuadorian culture. Colegio Menor graduates are accepted to prestigious universities both in Ecuador and abroad.

Campus Quito

Campus Samborondón

OUR HISTORY

Some years after having created Universidad San Francisco de Quito with great success, our founders, Carlos Montúfar Freile, José Ribadeneira and Santiago Gangotena, felt the need to initiate a project with similar principles to those of the university.

With this dream in mind, and with immense support from many families who were certain of the future success of the project, Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito opened its doors to the community in 1995 with the concept of an American style education for Ecuadorians, where students could gain access to a liberal arts-based bilingual curriculum.

Since that moment, over 20 years ago, Colegio Menor has worked to become an exemplary model for excellence in education in Ecuador.

PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

OUR PURPOSE

Colegio Menor is a private educational institution providing students with a high quality bilingual liberal arts education that inspires critical thinking, creativity, integrity, and leadership. The school is committed to academic excellence and continuous organizational improvements while responsibly meeting obligations to stakeholders.

OUR DIRECTION

Colegio Menor will become a regional leader in the field of education through innovation, the application of research-based best practices and the implementation of a long range development plan to ensure continued support for new projects.

OUR VALUES

In search of a concept that aligns with our values of Goodness, Beauty, and Truth, Colegio Menor works with the Character Counts!® program.

CHARACTER COUNTS!® focuses on strengthening six universal values that transcend cultural boundaries: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

Implementation of this program with all our students, parents, teachers, and general personnel, has significantly contributed to a more comprehensive education. We believe that this program has a significant impact upon many areas of social-emotional development and has assisted us in addressing topics such as good conduct, substance-abuse prevention, and fostering healthy interpersonal relationships.

TRUSTWORTHINESS

Be honest. Don’t deceive, cheat or steal. Be reliable, do what you say you’ll do. Have the courage to do the right thing. Build a good reputation. Be loyal, stand by your family, friends and country.

RESPECT

Treat others with respect by following the Golden Rule. Use good manners, not bad language. Be considerate of the feelings of others. Don’t threaten or hurt anyone. Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements.

FAIRNESS

Play by the rules. Take turns and share. Be open-minded and listen to others. Don’t take advantage of others. Don’t blame others carelessly.

RESPONSIBILITY

Do what you are supposed to do. Persevere: always do your best. Use self-control and be self-disciplined. Think before you act and consider the consequences. Be accountable for your choices.

CARING

Be kind. Be compassionate and show you care. Express empathy and gratitude. Forgive others. Help people in need.

CITIZENSHIP

Do your share to make your school and community better. Be a good neighbor and cooperate. Obey laws and rules, respect authority and protect the environment.

OUR CAMPUSES

CAMPUS QUITO
Juan Montalvo N2-168 y Manuela Sáenz Cumbayá.
Telephone: (5932) 4008100
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CAMPUS SAMBORONDÓN
Av. León Febres Cordero 823 Vía a Samborondón Km. 9.
Telephone: (5934) 5000250
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