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Surrounded by the green of the soccer field, the“ Monarca ”butterfly garden and the forest that delimits the La Saija creek, is the High School section of Colegio La Arboleda. Our section is made up of grades eight to eight. Eleventh, We have a representative group of bilingual and monolingual teachers who not only teach in languages, but also provide our students with a global perspective of a current, changing and diverse world.

The subjects we offer in English in eighth grade are: Math, Science and English, and in eleventh grade: Global Perspectives and Economics. These subjects are developed under the international curriculum of the University of Cambridge.


Regarding a third language, the teaching of French continues, from the third year of Primary to the tenth grade. From eighth to eleventh grade, the subjects of Mathematics, Spanish, Social Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Philosophy are added with their respective laboratory practices, so that our students are in excellent condition for the national tests PRESABER AND SABER 11th. The intensity of the classes in English allows all students to obtain high and outstanding results in the international tests they take in Tenth and Eleventh grade (IGCSE and IELTS), respectively. Classes in Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts are offered in what we familiarly call the Green Building. To these subjects is added the Technology area that is taught in a modern room equipped with all the means for this purpose. Similarly, Sports and Physical Education play a preponderant role in the formation of our students.


Active learning

The School provides its students with experiences and situations that allow them to build meaningful and dynamic learning in English and Spanish, supported by a bilingual environment, with pedagogical strategies that promote the construction of specific knowledge in the different curricular areas, including knowledge Social.

Community training

The School values ​​community training and its growth through participation; it conceives learning as a dynamic process in which the student is the protagonist and the teacher is constituted as a guide, advisor and companion.

A construction of all for one and one for all

It considers the learning process as a construction that each person makes from himself, his interrelation with the other and with the physical and cultural environment. La Arboleda School is distinguished by an active pedagogy whose purpose is to fully educate its students so that they are competent in understanding themselves and the world around them.

Germán Ernesto Nieto Collazos

Germán Ernesto Nieto Collazos

Social Communicator and Journalist, graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente de Cali. Since his training as a professional he has been linked to the educational world, doing his professional practice at the Universidad del Valle, where he had the opportunity to be part of the creation of the educational television channel of said institution and there, together with his work team, he was part for several years of the television program on distance education that was transmitted by Telepacífico and Inravisión, creating the internal newscast and managing the agreement with TVE Spain.

In 1996, he entered the Icesi University as Director of Communications, and there he complemented his professional training with specialization studies in Marketing and Master's in Administration; He has been an undergraduate and graduate professor with this same university and advisor to different companies at the regional level. In 2011, he was appointed as a full-time professor at Crea, the Learning Resource Center, and from there he participated in the creation and consolidation of undergraduate and graduate programs and in the training of teachers.

Since 2013 he has served as rector of Colegio La Arboleda de Cali and has led processes to improve academic quality, has positioned the vision of an inclusive 360-degree pedagogical model and has worked committed, with his team, on processes of recertification of the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CI) program and the quality management system with Bureau Veritas. His management as Rector has been championed in positioning La Arboleda School as a space to learn to live, think and share while respecting differences.

During his tenure as Rector of Colegio La Arboleda, he was recognized by the Manager Magazine as one of the 100 leaders of the Society in the category of academics and scientists in our Country. He also served as Rector in charge of Colegio Gimnasio del Norte (Valledupar) and currently leads the platform of schools Human Centered de Redcol that covers the Schools Newport School (Bucaramanga), Gimnasio del Norte (Valledupar) and Colegio La Arboleda (Cali).

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