← Back to search results
Santiago College

Santiago College

Av. Camino Los Trapenses 4007, Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile

+56 2 27338800



Santiago College
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1880
Status Private
Director Ms Lorna Prado Scott
Date Appointed 2004
Language of Instruction Spanish, English
Co-ed Age Range 3 years 9 months-18 years
Number of pupils 1,970
Average Class Size 27
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9.5
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Renato Hamel
MYP Coordinator Angel Girano
PYP Coordinator Mónika Naranjo

Santiago College is a bilingual, independent, co-educational day school, founded as a non-sectarian institution in 1880 with support from the US Methodist Church.

The educational programme at Santiago College meets the requirements of the Chilean Ministry of Education and is authorized to offer three of the IB Programmes: PYP, MYP and DP. Santiago College is accredited by CIS and NEASC.

Students normally enter Santiago College at PK level and stay until they graduate from 12th Grade. Students applying for admission to PK must be four years old by December 31st of the year prior to school entry. Santiago College accepts students without regard to gender, colour, creed, or ethnic, nationality or social origin. The selection process includes an interview with prospective students and their parents. Although most students are Chilean, a considerable number of students come from other countries and priority admission is given to overseas applicants. Approximately 90% of the graduating class enters Chilean universities and the remainder pursues studies in the USA or Europe.

The school operates a 180-day minimum calendar starting in early March and ending in mid-December. PK and kindergarten children have a half-day schedule. All other grades have a full school day beginning at 7:55am and ending between 3:30 and 5:10 pm. The school campus of 11 hectares is located in Lo Barnechea, 30 minutes drive from the city centre. Facilities include a library of 40,000 volumes, 98 classrooms, AV rooms, an auditorium, gymnasium, swimming pool, playing fields, science and computing labs, music and art studios and one cafeteria. All classrooms are equipped with interactive projectors, and numerous devices are available for student use at all grade levels, to support the integration of technology into learning.