Elementary - Bureche School

Elementary school is Second Grade to Sixth Grade. All Language Arts and Social Studies Teachers in the Elementary grades are native speakers of English, certificated with excellent recommendations. Our policy is to accept students up to third grade without any English. After third grade students must pass an English entrance exam. Each grade has two sections of 25 students each. Second and Third grade have teacher assistants. Elementary school has a double curriculum. We comply with the Colombian Ministry of Education requirements and with the AdvancED requirements. In English, we use the Core Standards for English and Maths. We have two hours of Physical Education a week, which include swimming and dance. Students are tested with the Measure of Academic Progress test (MAP) twice a year in order to align our curriculum to the Core Standards. The school day for Elementary begins at 6:55 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m.