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Greengates School

Greengates School

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

+52 55 5373 0088



Greengates School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1951
Status Private
General Director Clarisa Desouches
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 1,200
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator David Grant
Associations IB

For over 66 years Greengates School has excelled academically whilst providing a British style international education. It caters for approximately 1200 students, aged 3 to 18. Over 50 nationalities are represented in our student body, making it one of the most culturally diverse places in Mexico.

Greengates School is committed to inspire all individuals to reach their full potential in every aspect of life. We encourage our students to develop character, self-discipline, respect and reflection in a challenging learning environment which honours individual differences. At Greengates we act with integrity seeking to motivate our students to become socially responsible citizens while achieving academic excellence.

English is the language of instruction, though after the age of six all students also study Spanish at an appropriate level, followed by French in the Secondary School and the national language preparation for the IB Exams.

Our students... The majority of our students come from the diplomatic and business communities in Mexico City. After Greengates School, students either transfer to similar schools around the world or, after completing the IB Diploma, enroll at universities such as Brown, Carnegie Mellon, University of California Berkeley, University of Washington, Yale in the US; Durham, King's College London, UCL, Queen Mary University London, London School of Economics, Manchester and University of Cambridge in the UK; University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo in Canada; Waseda, Keio, International Christian University in Japan; Seoul National University, Korea University, Yonsei in South Korea, just to mention a few. Of the Graduating Class of 2017,7% of the graduating class will attend universities in the United Kingdom; 25% will attend universities in the United States; 19% will attend universities in Canada; 24% will attend universities in Mexico; and 25% will attend universities in other countries such Egypt, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and Sweden. Our graduates have received over $700,000 USD in financial aid and scholarships for academic achievements.

Our teachers... Of our nearly 140 teachers, most are interviewed and employed directly from the United Kingdom. As well as British nationals, we employ highly qualified and experienced teachers from Mexico, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA etc.

Our curriculum... The Primary School uses the IPC inquiry based curriculum. The Secondary School prepares students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Cambridge, UK). These IGCSE courses are studied during the two years before students begin the IB Diploma Programme. The Secondary School has been authorised to offer the Diploma Programme since 1986. This year the pass rate was 98% with 66 candidates gaining the full IB Diploma, with results substantially higher than the world average.

Our facilities... Greengates campus covers an area of 20,000 square meters, with purpose-built facilities that include two libraries, nine science laboratories, six computer media centres, four art studios, an auditorium, a large gymnasium, basketball courts, an indoor swimming pool, an organic learning garden used by all students, a cafeteria, an adventure playground designed by the famous architect Javier Senosiain and an all-weather field.

Enrolment is open throughout the year, depending on availability and we always welcome enquiries and visits from prospective families.