Four Key Factors to Establishing a Trusted School
Dec22

Four Key Factors to Establishing a Trusted School

Four Key Factors to Establishing a Trusted School By Toby Travis Colegio Menor, Campus Samborondón, Guayaquil, Ecuador What is the single greatest asset of your school? The teachers? The students? The facilities? The curriculum? The methodology? All are vital to a quality school, however, a tremendous amount of research would conclude that the single most valuable asset to anyone serving in school leadership, and to any educational...

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Colegio Menor – Campus Samborondón, Ecuador
Sep16

Colegio Menor – Campus Samborondón, Ecuador

Colegio Menor – Campus Samborondón is a private, bilingual school founded in 2013; affiliated with Colegio Menor – Campus Quito and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Goodness, Beauty and Truth are the underlying principles that inspired the founders of the school to create a renaissance educational experience that draws on the best of both the International and American school models, while teaching students to understand,...

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 Does More PD-Time for Teachers & Less Seat-Time for Students = Higher Educational Value?

Does More PD-Time for Teachers & Less Seat-Time for Students = Higher Educational Value? By Toby Travis, Head of School. Colegio Menor – Campus Samborondón, Ecuador One of the foundational pursuits of Colegio Menor is that of providing “a high quality liberal arts education.” That pursuit for high quality is an endeavor to which I am sure all AASSA schools are pursuing (though the pursuit may be phrased differently). However, as...

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Kinder Students Serve the Community

Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito The kindergarten classes at Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador have been actively participating in community service and most recently participated in a project with a local Senior Citizen Center that benefits from regular support from the school’s students, teachers and parents. The center was built last year with funds raised by the Lower School students during a Walk-a-Thon. The...

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AP World History Students Recreate the Sistine Chapel

Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador   As an assessment of their understanding of the Renaissance, the Advanced Placement (AP) World History students at Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador created a new version of the Sistine Chapel´s ceiling. First, the class was split into two groups. The students researched Michelangelo’s techniques, materials, themes and the history behind this masterpiece in order to...

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