Outstanding experiences at quito

APPLYING OUR LESSONS IN THE REAL WORLD 
Beyond the classroom, your child will create their own exciting projects. 

BUILDING INDEPENDENCE THROUGH CURIOSITY

At Colegio Menor Quito, our students apply their own creative toolbox of problem-solving skills as they engage in extracurricular activities and create their own projects in response to our lessons and challenges.

Through hands-on activities, they connect their questions with their materials—and they create solutions that build their independence as they're ready to meet any challenge!

From these experiences, our well-balanced students develop their resilience within our safe community, knowing that a failed experiment or mistake can also inform the next set of exciting questions and ideas.

COLLABORATIONS 

The Juilliard School
Our collaboration with the world’s most renowned arts institution enriches our students’ love of dance, drama and music.
MIT
The MIT-Nord Anglia STEAM program helps our students to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills by tackling interdisciplinary challenges facing the world today.
UNICEF
Students are challenged to make a difference locally and globally by tackling the Sustainable Development Goals.
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SHARPENING TALENTS. FULFILLING PASSIONS.

Whether we’re scoring goals on the soccer field or captivating an audience in a Model UN debate, as part of extracurricular activities at Colegio Menor Quito, we let joy and curiosity guide our talents—so we make every step count.
CLUBS AND INTERESTS
Our students are always looking for ways to explore their skills and showcase their passions. From service activities to debates of the Model United Nations, our broad range of over 20 clubs across culture and varied interests guide our students towards their dreams. 
CLUBS AND INTERESTS

Our students choose from more than 20 exciting after-school clubs, such as the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Model United Nations (MUN), Operation Smile, Green Movement, and much more. Our Elementary School benefits from Estudiantes de la Plata, an after-school sports company that allows our students to learn and play in a variety of athletics.

In all these activities, we challenge our students to create viable solutions to real-life problems or to meet needs that help them develop their skills and talents, alongside their social purpose, leadership skills, or teamwork capabilities. 

SPORTS AND ATHLETICS
At Colegio Menor Quito, we encourage our students to get active and play sports to stay healthy and support their well-being. Our students develop important teamwork, sportsmanship, and social skills while strengthening their athletic skills and abilities.  
SPORTS AND ATHLETICS
From Elementary School, our students can begin their sports journey by choosing from basketball, soccer, volleyball, or other athletics. By Middle School, they can start their competitive sports journey by going through a try-outs process to represent Menor in challenging tournaments that will strengthen their teamwork skills and school pride.  
 
For our Elementary students specifically, we also offer a wide range of age-appropriate activities and sports provided by “Estudiantes de la Plata.” Estudiantes de la Plata is a company that brings the best teachers in specialized sports to our school for our children to play, learn, and have fun after school. They offer the following: skating, soccer, volleyball, art, gymnastics, and karate. 
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
A favorite leadership development activity at Colegio Menor is our Model United Nations club, which is a simulation of the UN General Assembly. Our students perform as ambassadors during debates on pressing topics like gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Through the learning experiences and activities of our Model UN Club at Colegio Menor, our students develop their confidence and leadership skills to prepare them for future careers of impact.
  
Every year, the club organizes and hosts our city’s biggest Model United Nations conference for three days on our campus. Our students meet and discuss current world issues with other students from all over the world. In turn, they develop crucial critical thinking and problem-solving skills, including public speaking on complex issues. 
MOVIMIENTO VERDE CLUB
The Green Movement—or as we call it at Colegio Menor, “Movimiento Verde”—is a club that empowers our students to participate in meaningful environmental activities and practices.
MOVIMIENTO VERDE CLUB
During the school year, our students become environmental activists by creating campaigns that help our community be more conscious about our planet.  
 
Our students take part in our school recycling campaigns and learn about alternative practices to process our waste, such as composting.
OPERATION SMILE CLUB
The Operation Smile Club works together with the Ecuador non-profit organization of the same name to help provide surgeries for Ecuadorian children with cleft lips.
OPERATION SMILE CLUB
We are one among more than 900 Operation Smile student clubs at school- and university-level around the world. Our students raise funds to change the lives of children with cleft lips and educate our whole community about their mission as Operation Smile delegates. 
NHS AND NJHS
The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) give our students the tools to use their knowledge to make this world a better place. 
NHS AND NJHS
The students that have achieved academic excellence during their time in Middle School and High School are invited to form part of these clubs. At the beginning of the year, they start their service with an induction ceremony, where they pledge to stand by the principles of scholarship, service, leadership, and character in all their community service activities. 
Outdoor Education

AMAZING EXPEDITIONS in Switzerland

WELL-BEING

CARING FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS

We teach the whole child at Colegio Menor Quito. That means your child’s social and emotional development is just as important as their academic growth. During Grades 6 to 9, we especially focus on well-being through classes that explore the tools and techniques we need to balance our minds, bodies, and hearts.

Our students explore healthy ways to express their emotions and learn breathing techniques, complemented by yoga and mindfulness exercises from Nord Anglia’s Global Campus platform. They also learn what to expect from their changing bodies during adolescence.

On top of this, our counselors guide our community with resources and activities that encourage our well-being, self-care, and the care of others. With this support, 95% of our parents say their child is happy at Colegio Menor Quito.
PURPOSE-LED LEARNING 

SERVING OTHERS TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD

At Colegio Menor Quito, we embrace the best of international and American school practices around serving our local communities while simultaneously teaching understanding, respect, and appreciation for diversity in our Ecuadorian culture. Our students are always looking to connect with local communities—to give back in ways that help others’ needs.

From Early Childhood onward, our students fundraise for important causes and collect donations of needed items; prepare food baskets for the hungry; help paint schools and build houses; and create projects to help the environment, among other things.

Our students apply the UN Sustainable Development Goals to their local actions, so what they do that’s close to home also connects with what they can do abroad. 

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AN INSPIRING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

At Colegio Menor Quito, our campus is an inspiring environment with motivating surroundings. Within our facilities, classrooms, and outdoor spaces, our students have everything they need for success—whatever they choose to be or do in life.

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