Outstanding experiences at SAMBORONDÓN

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES THAT ENRICH OUR MINDS AND HEARTS
Outside of class at Colegio Menor Samborondón, your child will explore and blossom with resilience. 

VENTURING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

At Colegio Menor Samborondón, we create well-rounded individuals with interests and abilities that complement their academic skills. From our wide range of extracurricular activities in sports and arts—including global expeditions—our out-of-class opportunities are just as important as the traditional ones.

From these experiences, our students develop their resilience within our safe community, and become ready to make a positive impact on our world.

COLLABORATIONS

Our collaborations with world-leading institutions help your child strengthen their natural talents. Your child will develop important life skills during these exciting global projects.

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 programme 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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DISCOVERING TALENTS. IGNITING PASSIONS.

Whether we’re on the sports field or excelling in a performance duet at Colegio Menor Samborondón, we allow curiosity to guide our talents.
SPORTS AND ATHLETICS
At Colegio Menor Samborondón, we encourage our students to play sports and get involved in athletics to keep healthy and support their well-being. Our students strengthen their athletic skills and abilities, while also developing important teamwork, sportsmanship, and social skills.
SPORTS AND ATHLETICS
Our outstanding athletics facilities make it easy for our students to exercise while having fun!  

We compete in different local tournaments as well as Nord Anglia Education’s annual Global Games—a competition with international schools across the Americas. Our determined students have fun and compete in a variety of global sports.
THE ARTS AND CREATIVITY 
We encourage our students to develop their creative skills through a variety of activities in the arts. We especially support our students’ talents in the visual arts and the performing arts (music, theatre, and dance). 
THE ARTS AND CREATIVITY
Beginning in Early Childhood all the way through to High School, the arts are an important part of our curriculum. Our youngest students get exposure through many activities that help them learn creative skills. As they move on to the upper grades, they can choose their preferred music instrument, take Advanced Placement (AP) Art courses, and choose arts electives. 

Every year, our High School students participate in local art, music, and theatre activities. They travel to different cities of Ecuador to present their work through art exhibitions and music performances. 

Our theatre students prepare during the whole year to present an official “Broadway Jr.” show at the end of the term, at their local theatre, opened to the community. These experiences help our students learn the importance of showcasing their work widely, at the most advanced levels of creativity and excellence.
“STEAM”-POWERED ACTIVITIES
Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM) are vibrant fields of study that prepare our students for the future. We help them discover their passions in these areas through modern technologies that help them solve real-life problems.
“STEAM”-POWERED ACTIVITIES
As part of our philosophy around “STEAM” at Colegio Menor, we provide our students with the best modern technologies to support their potential for innovation—that includes smart, original student projects that can truly help a need or problem, alongside best-in-class resources from MIT. 

Our technologies and facilities include mobile digital labs, a sound recording lab (equipped with state-of-the-art instruments), a STEAM lab with 3D printers, a green room (for video recording or filmmaking), and robotics equipment within our robotics program.

Through our high-quality “STEAM”-powered learning experiences at Colegio Menor, our students are developing the purposeful abilities of tomorrow: creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. They are prepared to think big and become the leaders of the 21st century.
MODEL UN
A favorite activity at Colegio Menor, our Model United Nations team debates national and international issues through conferences. They develop their global citizenship and future-minded critical thinking skills, as they propose solutions to real-world problems.
MODEL UN
Through the learning experiences and activities of our Model UN Club, our students develop their confidence and leadership skills to prepare them for future careers of impact. 

At Model UN conferences, our students meet and discuss current world issues with students from all over the world. In turn, they develop crucial skills, like public speaking on complex issues.
Outdoor Education

AMAZING EXPEDITIONS in Switzerland

EXPLORATIONS NEAR AND FAR

Check out the many one-of-a-kind trips and expeditions we offer, where your child will form lifelong friendships and enjoy unforgettable experiences.
Local and national trips
Our students visit age-appropriate local destinations, such as Puerto Lopez, Ibarra, and Cuenca. They gain first-hand knowledge about the culture and traditions around Ecuador, while having fun with their peers and teachers.
International expeditions
As part of Nord Anglia, our students participate in thrilling expedition opportunities with other Nord Anglia students from around the world. On our adventures, our students develop excellent leadership and teamwork skills in international destinations.
Global Games in Florida
The “Global Games” are a five-day multi-sport event for Nord Anglia students of Grades 6–8 across the Americas. Our students travel to Orlando, Florida for this action-packed, fun competition—where we encourage your child to go for the gold!
WELL-BEING AND RESILIENCE 

OUR “WHOLE-CHILD” APPROACH

At Colegio Menor, we strongly believe in a “whole child” approach to education, so our students’ emotions and social skills are just as important as academic subjects. All our students perform “mindfulness” exercises during their school day, for example, which helps them with their concentration and improves calmness.

As part of our warm and supportive school community, our excellent counselling department provides personal guidance for the well-being and resilience of our students. Our specialists have the highest-quality resources and information for our students, parents, and teachers. We all grow together and because of this, 96% of our parents say their child is happy at Colegio Menor Samborondón.
PURPOSE-DRIVEN LEARNING 

GIVING BACK TO HELP OTHERS 

At Colegio Menor Samborondón, we follow our “Character Counts” program, where we reflect and act upon universal values as part of our everyday practices. These values guide your child through life’s challenges and choices, so they’ll build meaningful connections and perform acts of kindness everywhere they go.

Our students know they have many opportunities at Colegio Menor to make a positive difference in the communities around them. Our students that are part of the Junior National Honors Society (JNHS) and National Honors Society (NHS) lead many community service programs.

With the help of our Student Government and the support of our Menor community, our students are constantly fundraising and helping in events for important causes such as building new schools; preparing food baskets for the less fortunate; cleaning beaches; and participating in a plastic-recycling contest, among other things.
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THE IDEAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Our campus is a thoroughly enriching environment with beautiful surroundings, where our students strive for all their dreams and aspirations.

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