Pedagogical Model

Pedagogical Model by Competences. Our educational approach is based on active pedagogies in which experience and understanding complement each other to promote creativity, critical thinking and knowledge about the learning process itself. Sports practice, artistic appreciation, communication skills in Spanish, English and French, ethical and moral conduct, as well as mastery of different technologies are also incorporated as central axes of this new educational proposal.

At San Mateo we believe in the development of competencies such as the set of knowledge, attitudes, abilities and values ​​that constitute the basis on which a life plan is built. The effects of competency education are experienced in the long term and generate autonomous people capable of learning for the rest of their lives.


Since our foundation we have been a bilingual school of the highest quality. Our students live an immersive experience thanks to the fact that their day-to-day life and their classes take place in English. During the educational project we prepare them for the tests required by the most recognized universities in Colombia and the world, such as the TOEFL, achieving outstanding results. Additionally, when they reach grade 4 they begin to receive training in French.


At San Mateo we contribute both to the academic and personal formation of our students by innovating in the use of new technologies. We have a High Technology Center that helps them to be protagonists of their own learning, with tools such as programming and robotics, where they can develop their creativity and put their knowledge into practice.

Learning Center

With the purpose of supporting all our children and helping them overcome eventual emotional or learning difficulties, at San Mateo we have a group of expert professionals in the areas of language, logical reasoning, emotional well-being, school health (nutrition, primary care in the nursing and dentistry program), as well as in occupational therapy. In this way, we ensure that each one receives timely and effective support, always hand in hand with our families. -Students accepted at the University of their choice.