Admissions

Why Choose Us?

Colegio Menor provides a bilingual education that consists of 100% English immersion in Preschool, 80% in Elementary, Middle and High School. Students will have all core classes in English along with Spanish classes and extracurricular activities.

Liberal Arts

Our curriculum is based on the liberal arts and includes various programs that contribute to the development of well-balanced individuals. Colegio Menor’s students are artists, scientists, musicians, writers, and mathematicians. The concept of liberal arts is a balanced educational approach focused on the development of intellectual abilities and not solely on the development of technical skills. At Colegio Menor we regard all subjects as equally important in order to ensure well-rounded development of our students.

As part of our program, our students can choose from several Advanced Placement classes and electives. The AP Classes allow our students to participate in an advanced level class and obtain credits at universities in the United States and other international universities.

Bilingual Education

Colegio Menor’s students equally achieve high levels of proficiency in Spanish and English. The Early Childhood program is based on a full English immersion program, in other words, at this level, English is used as the primary form of communication. Our bilingual program begins in first grade, when the Spanish language is first formally introduced, and continues until twelfth grade.

Book a Tour

We are pleased to meet prospective families, so we can guide you through our academic program, philosophy and next steps in the Admissions process.

Our Admissions Team will be happy to schedule a meeting on specific days and times. You can book a tour for each campus in the following pages:

Campus Samborondón

Application Process

Thank you for considering Colegio Menor. We are happy to show you the amazing experience our school has to offer! 

Let’s get started!

1. Book a Virtual Tour

We are excited to get to know you better! Book a virtual tour and a meeting with one of our Admissions team member. We will guide you through the Admissions process, step by step. 

2. Fill the Application Form

Once you fill the form, we will reply within 2 to 4 labor days by sending an email with a username and password to log into a portal to complete the application and upload all the required documents. Each application is individual, if you duplicate a form, one will be annulled.

*Notice to have on hand (in PDF or JPG format): applicant’s passport size photo, copy of identity card or passport (parents and student) and report cards from the last three years.

3. Interview & Evaluations

After you have completed the Application Form, one of our Admissions Team members will send you an email with the possible dates for the student’s evaluation and family interview. 

We have various testing dates throughout our school year, for every section.

More about Colegio Menor

We have amazing things to offer at Colegio Menor. If you would like to have more information, take a look at our Parent’s Guide, School Profile and videos.

Menor Life and Events

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’re looking forward to answering all of your questions and welcoming your family to our school.  If you would like additional information, please contact us at: admisionesuio@colegiomenor.edu.ec (for Campus Quito) and admisionesgye@colegiomenor.edu.ec (for Campus Samborondón). 

What is the school schedule?

Playgroup & Prekinder: 07h45 to 12h15
Kindergarten to 12th grade: 07h45 to 14h45 (for Kinder, the dismissal time on Wednesdays is at 12h15) 
Extracurrricular activities: 15h00 to 16h30

How many students do you have per class and grade?

Early Childhood (PG, PK & K): 17 kids per class. 119 per grade. 
Early Childhood (1st grade): 24 kids per class. 120 per grade. 
Elementary to High School: 24 kids per class. 120 per grade. 

Do students have uniform?

No, students do not wear a uniform. However, we have a dress code for all our student community. 

What are the academic sections of the school?

Early Childhood – Playgroup, Prekinder, Kinder and 1st grade
Elementary School – 2nd to 5th grade
Middle School – 6th to 8th grade
High School – 9th to 12th grade

Do you have an extracurricular program?

Yes, we do have an extracurricular program. We have many sports programs like soccer, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, athletics & martial arts. We also have non-sports activities, like art, ceramics, Science Club, robotics, Model of United Nations, Green Movement, among others.

How can I schedule a campus tour?

Our Admissions Team will be happy to have you on campus in specific days and times. You can book a tour for each campus in the following pages:

TOURS CAMPUS QUITO
TOURS CAMPUS SAMBORONDON

How can I start the application process to Colegio Menor?

There are 3 steps in the Admissions process. Click here to learn more.

What are the ages of admission for each grade?

Do you have Advanced Placement Program?

Yes, we do!  Advanced Placement is a program that gives the opportunity for students to earn college credits while attending high school and provides students with efficient preparation for continuing education coursework at the university level. The AP program offers more than 30 college courses in the areas of: Computer Science, Arts, Mathematics, History and Social Sciences, Languages and Cultures, and English.

When does the admissions process begin?

The application process begins on September for Campus Quito, and on June for Campus Samborondón. 

Where are the schools located?

Our campuses are strategically located.  Campus Quito is located in a residential area in the beautiful valley of Cumbayá.  We are very close to the Universidad San Francisco, the reservoir Park and Paseo San Francisco shopping mall. Campus Samborondón is also located in a residential area in the center of the growing city of Samborondón.  We are close to Plaza Lagos Mall, Aires de Batán and the Isla Mocolí Golf Club.

Campuses

Campuses


Our two campuses (Quito and Samborondón) offer the best quality of Liberal Arts education, while also aiming to teach understanding, respect, and appreciation for Ecuadorian culture.

About us

About Us

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. Colegio Menor is proud to be a part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools.

Admissions

Admissions


Our Admissions Team look forward to working with your family through every step of the Admissions Process.

Learning

Learning

Colegio Menor embraces the best of international and American schools while also teaching understanding, respect, and appreciation for diversity in Ecuadorian Culture.

Student Life

Student Life


Colegio Menor students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, academic trips and community service projects that promote community spirit and life skills.

Administration Services

Administration Services


Access to all our administrative services in on place.

Work with Us

Work with Us


Colegio Menor is a great place to work! Our team is provided the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. We know what an important responsibility it is to guide and shape younger generations.