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COLAM Connects with Your Child


 
 

COLAM Connects with Your Child

Child Centered Approach
  • Our students are our primary focus, we structure learning to meet their individual needs.
  • Our programs and practices are designed to develop the potential of each student through their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.
  • At each level, from Pre Nursery to Grade 12, our teaching practices adapt to the way children develop and learn.
  • We provide multiple ways for students to demonstrate their learning.
  • We challenge our students to move to the next step without giving up.
Social Emotional Development

Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive, self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional learning, school culture and discipline. This program empowers students, teachers and parents to respond consciously to life´s daily challenges.
Values Program

Our Values Program is based on eight universal values:
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Respect
  • Generosity
  • Perseverance
  • Love
  • Empathy
  • Responsability
 
     
 
 
 

COLAM Connects with Learning

Engaged and Active Learning
  • Our curriculum is competency-based ensuring students develop the skills necessary to make sense of what they are learning and their environment.
  • We use a combination of whole-group, small-group and individual tasks to intentionally reach specific learning objectives.
  • We develop critical and creative thinking by providing learning experiences that allow students to apply their knowledge in innovative ways to real-world situations.
  • We promote active learning experiences while establishing solid routines and structures to maximize the learning of each student.
  • We maintain a balance between high academic standards and respecting the development of each one of our students.
  • We prepare our students for a successful future by developing their intellectual, social and personal skills.
Learning Environment
  • We ensure that each child is growing and learning in a happy, safe, engaged, challenging and differentiated learning environment.
  • Our classroom is focused on developing emotional intelligence by developing personal and social skills.
  • Our students are given choices encouraging them to find a direct connection between the instructional material and their own interests.
  • Our core values, empathy, integrity, respect, responsibility and resilience are integral to every child’s life at our school.
  • Classrooms’ physical environment is flexible with open seating plans that promote collaborative learning.
School Experience 
  • We believe students learn by doing hands-on activities.
  • Students develop effective communication skills and become experienced public speakers.
  • We provide a variety of opportunities to apply acquired skills by integrating school programs into daily curriculum and school life.
  • Our goal is to provide meaningful and memorable school experience.
Extracurricular Programs

Our school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including art, music,technology and sports to balance the learning experience. We personalize extracurricular offerings at each location based on student and parent preferences.
Our Teachers
  • They are committed to create the best environment for each child to reach his or her potential.
 
 
 

Our Leaders

 
Jorge Alanís Villarreal
COLAM Principal
 
 
 

Curriculum Department


Virginia Franco Cárdenas

Yevich Flores Sánchez

 

Directors


Tamara Martínez
Preschool Director

Yadira González
Elementary Director

Diana Rubio
Middle School Director

Carlos Sánchez
High School Director

 

 

 

COLAM Connects with Family

You are part of the team: students, parents, teachers, and staff work together toward the best interest of each
student and the school. We build connections to promote a positive school climate of cooperation, respect and
responsibility, knowing that a positive school climate impacts student achievement and ensures their optimal
development.
 
We promote continuous communication between students, parents and teachers. Together we celebrate the
successes and the achievements of each student. Our school organizes family events to foster integration.
 
 
 
 

COLAM Connects with World

Environmental Awareness

Our school has an ongoing Green Campaign to raise global environmental awareness.

International Focus
  • Our school prepares every student to become an informed global citizen, appreciate diversity, respect other cultures while developing a strong national identity.
  • We teach and experience life in three languages: English , Spanish and German.
Community Service

Our school requires students to be involved in community service programs to create awareness of the needs of their surroundings and learn to share with others. With this experience students develop a sense of service, responsibility, privilege and sensibility of the world around them.
 

COLAM Connects to the Future

Technology Integration 

Our school integrates technology to support learning goals and active engagement by providing students with opportunities to collaborate and prepare for the future. Technology is used as an integration tool across subjects to enhance learning and become technology literate.

We encourage responsible use of social media, by reinforcing the 9 elements of a good digital citizen, according to the School Goals.
School Goals
  • Life long-learners prepared for the ever changing world.
  • Self-confident individuals aware of their knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Integral citizens with a strong set of values.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Emotionally intelligent individuals able to express their opinion.
  • Ready to face the demands of the best high schools.
  • Responsible, with a strong sense of service ready to make a difference in their community and the world.