Gimnasio Moderno is a private Colombian school located in Bogota, Colombia. It is inspired in liberal philosophy and humanities. The school is developing a bilingual curriculum and consolidating an international program.
Gimnasio Moderno’s mission is to educate students in an well-rounded manner. The school prepares students to be positive leaders who will contribute to society, fostering critical thinking, promoting individual freedom, ethical values and love for Colombia. Students will also develop social and environmental awareness as well as a commitment to global challenges.
The school’s educational approach is based on an “Active Learning” model, on the fundamental role of its teachers, on Trust Discipline and on the principle of “It’s not simply teaching, it’s educating”.
The school was founded in 1914, by a group prominent visionaries and free thinkers, amongst them: José María Samper Brush, his brother Tomás Samper Brush, the distinguished educator Agustín Nieto Caballero, Tomás Rueda Vargas and Ricardo Lleras Codazzi.
At Gimnasio Moderno, we do not believe in the memorization of texts or the mere attainment of exam results. We prepare students to face the diverse experiences life will offer them.
Teachers at Gimnasio Moderno are aware of the fact that their students are not empty minds which are to be filled with information. Instead, teachers enlighten students with knowledge; therefore, showing them the path to fly.