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Greengates School

Greengates School

Av. Circunvalación Pte. 102, Balcones de San Mateo, Naucalpan, Estado de México, C.P. 53200, México

+52 55 5373 0088



Greengates School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1951
Status Private
General Director Mr Eamonn Mullally
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 1,100
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator David Grant
Associations IB

Greengates School, founded in 1951, is the premier British international school of Mexico with nearly 1100 students. The school is private, selective, K-12 and coeducational. It is the most international school by percentage of students and the highest scoring IB Diploma Programme school in the country. As a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience that fosters character development, self-discipline, respect, and reflection within a challenging learning environment.

At Greengates, we prioritise academic excellence on the world stage. Our team of highly qualified teachers brings together the best of British and international academics, ensuring that our students receive an exceptional standard of education. Through the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), we equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in their future. Whether they aspire to attend the best universities or pursue promising career paths, our students are prepared to excel on a global scale.

We take pride in the achievements of our multicultural community, which resonates around the world. Our international curriculum opens doors to a myriad of opportunities for growth and accomplishment, laying a strong foundation for success in a globally connected future. By embracing diversity and promoting a global perspective, we empower our students to broaden their horizons and develop a deep understanding of different cultures and viewpoints.

Greengates has been held in high esteem for over 70 years. It is recognised in Mexico and the world for its high academic standards, respectful treatment of all and for being a truly international and multi-cultural community. It is a self-sustained day school set in the metropolitan area of Mexico City just 20 minutes away from the prestigious Polanco neighbourhood. The campus covers an area of over 20,000 square metres, with purpose-built facilities that include state-of-the-art library, nine science laboratories, computer media centres, four art studios, a theatre, a spacious and modern 700-seat auditorium, a large multi-purpose gymnasium, basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor swimming pool, an organic learning garden, a new STEAM Makerspace, a cafeteria, an all-weather field and an adventure playground.

At Greengates we act with integrity and seek to motivate our students to become socially responsible citizens while achieving academic excellence. Most of our students come from the diplomatic and business communities in Mexico City. Over 50 different nationalities are represented, and we receive students from different educational systems and academic calendars year-round and while there is a significant population of long-term locally based students, newcomers are ever present and warmly embraced.

The faculty at Greengates is comprised of almost 120 teachers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Alongside the many British teachers, highly qualified and experienced educators come from around the world; Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Mexico, South Africa, and the USA. Teachers bring an array of different skills and modern methods to the classroom and beyond.

As a British International school, our language of instruction is English, though all students from the age of six study Spanish at the appropriate level, and some +50 percent of students who require Mexican educational qualifications take a limited number of courses in Spanish. Support in both languages is given as required. Furthermore, French is taught in the Secondary School and can be taken at IGCSE and IB Diploma. Korean and Japanese are also available as options of the Diploma Programme.

The Primary School is the first fully accredited International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) School in Latin America with aspects of mastering in its practice. Learning with the IEYC and IPC means that children focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning that is exciting, engaging and challenging.

The Secondary School prepares students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) administered by Cambridge Assessment International Education. We offer a wide range of IGCSE subjects. Our IGCSE results are always above the world average. The IGCSE two-year course is studied prior to embarking on the IB Diploma Programme.

In Years 12 and 13 all students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) with cohorts between 45 to 60 students. Greengates is the only school in Mexico to require all these students to complete and graduate with the IBDP and not an alternate pathway. We expect the highest standard of academic excellence from our students and prepare them for the rigour of the IBDP. The Secondary School has been accredited to offer the Diploma Programme since 1986, obtaining a pass rate of 98-100 percent during each of the last five years, with overall points scores consistently well above the world average. Greengates is the highest IBDP scoring school in Mexico. Whilst the world average for academic year 23/24 dropped by nearly 2 points, Greengates maintained its high average.

Greengates has a remarkable track record of sending students to prestigious colleges and universities worldwide, while also securing an extraordinary sum of over 6 million USD in scholarships and financial aid within the past 5 years supported by a comprehensive and personalised university counselling programme. This achievement stands as a testament to our exceptional educational standards, ensuring our students are well-prepared to thrive and succeed at recognised and esteemed institutions globally. The academic excellence and international diversity of Greengates make us both unique in Mexico and renowned worldwide.