Middle School

In Middle School (6th to 8th grade), we are committed to carefully considering the unique developmental characteristics of young adolescents, in order to create a learning environment that clearly demonstrates the steps to success.

Academic Model

A comprehensive liberal arts education is the foundation principle of Colegio Menor. We offer the best preparation to our Middle School students, who have the opportunity of taking outstanding classes such as English and Spanish Language Arts, Art, Music, Theater, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, STEAM/Technology and Social Studies (both in English and Spanish).

Standardized Testing

In order to ensure our quality of education at international standards, not only we search for accreditation through Cognia (formerly AdvancEd), but also examine our students frequently through standardized testing. With the help of MAP (Language, Reading, Math, Science and Spanish) and BADYG (Skills), we guide our personalized education program, refining out curricula and teaching practices.

Community Service Program

We care for our community and those in need. We have developed a close relationship with a nearby school in order to provide for their needs. Each grade in Middle School, together with the Student Government, also develops a fundraising project throughout the year with the objective of contributing for the development of this partner school and for other service initiatives.

Special Classes and Extracurriculars

As an essential piece of our Liberal Arts program, Colegio Menor offers students the opportunity of enjoying the arts, sports and technology in a different way.

Our Middle School students take mandatory classes in Art, Music, Theater, Physical Education and Technology/STEAM. As they move into High School, they select these classes as electives in order to specialize in their field of talent and exploration. We consider these classes as important as the other academic fields. For this reason, we are proud of our artistic, technological and sports programs, which excel in our community.

Our extracurriculars program also offers our students a great variety of options, which complement their studies with an extra piece of art, academics, sports and technology. These include: UN club, STEAM, Web Page design, Creative Writing, Performing Arts, Cheer Dance, Cooking and a wide variety of sports.

Academic Trips

Our Middle School students can participate in one 3-day local trip per year. The objective of these trips is to foster better group relationships and getting to know our country’s beautiful sites in a different way.
As part of Nord Anglia Education, we are also able to offer international trip programs such as expeditions (community service trips in Switzerland and Tanzania), summer experiences (Juilliard and MIT Summer Program) and regional events (Global Games in Orlando–Florida, regional Model UN and annual festivals).

Counseling and Learning Support

Our counselors provide emotional and social support to students, and facilitate small group discussions regarding human sexuality, self-esteem, self-understanding, and self-control. Other topics include substance abuse, stress management, and fostering healthy and functional relationships. We also organize annual one-day retreats for each of our MS/HS grades.

The Learning Support Program offers assistance to those students who need additional help and constant feedback regarding their learning. We acknowledge that all our students learn in different ways and have different and unique abilities and skills. We provide orientation to students, teachers and families with the objective of recognizing academic strengths and applying strategies that will support them throughout the school year. We also guide parents when special diagnosis and differentiation could be needed during learning.

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.