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The Primary School section is made up of grades 1, 2 and 3, and the ages of the children range from 7 to 9 years. They are characterized by being active students and enthusiastic about learning, they ask questions about physical phenomena and the why of things, they have a great physical display and are constantly growing in weight and height.




The game, sports and different artistic expressions have a privileged place in their daily activities.


Classroom projects, exhibitions and pedagogical outings are some of the strategies where the pedagogical proposal materializes.

International curriculum

The College has an international curriculum from the University of Cambridge, which offers in English the areas of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Plastic Arts, Music and Ethics, in addition to English as an object of knowledge.
This immersion process has a team of native and foreign teachers of different nationalities to offer a multicultural environment.

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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