New Cambridge School – Cali (Redcol), Cali, Colombia
ABOUT New Cambridge School – Cali (Redcol), Cali, Colombia
New Cambridge School Cali is an educational institution that has a holistic pedagogical model, which views the student as an integral being, seeking the balance between the social, emotional and cognitive. To develop this educational vision, the school offers international curricula such as HighScope for preschool, the IB Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12, as well as the Cognia accreditation, which guarantees quality education throughout the years. Additionally, RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, allows us to provide Wellbeing tools for students.
The school believes in personalised, student-centred education. Students get to know the world around them through meaningful learning experiences developing transdisciplinary skills that will enable them to achieve success along whatever path they choose for their future.
New Cambridge School Cali focuses on the interests, strengths, and abilities of students so that from their abilities they are agents of their own learning. They are a high-quality academic school that seeks to develop young people into global citizens with social responsibility, an international outlook, and proficiency in at least two languages.
Patricia Escobar earned her Bachelors in Anthropology from the Universidad de Cauca, she specialized in family counselling at the Universidad Javeriana and earned her Certificate in International School Leadership at the Principal’s Training Center (PTC) in London. She was the school principal for both preschool and elementary school at the New Cambridge School Cali, prior to her appointment as School Director.
She worked for 24 years at the Colegio Colombo Británico de Cali, where she held several leadership positions, such as Head of Elementary, Head of High School, Academic Coordinator and acting School Director. Additionally, she was a teacher in elementary and high school. She ran the Learning Support Center, the International Integration Program for elementary students, and was responsible for the professional development program at the school for several years.
She has worked in Education for more than 30 years and has made valuable contributions to strengthening the International Baccalaureate Programs where she has worked, particularly PYP, MYP and DP. She has been a member of the leadership teams in various accreditation processes, such as PYP and CIS and has participated in evaluation visits for all three IB programs. Currently, she is leading the implementation of the HighScope program in the preschool at New Cambridge School Cali.
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 1-17 yrs
- Colombian Curriculum, Highscope Curriculum (Preschool), International Baccalaureate, U.S. Currículum (Cognia accredited)
- Main Language
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)