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Greengates School

Greengates School

Av. Circunvalación Pte. 102, Balcones de San Mateo, Naucalpan, Estado de México, C.P. 53200, México

+52 55 5373 0088



Greengates School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1951
General Director Eamonn Mullally
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 1,100
Curriculum IPC, UK, IBDP, IGCSE
Language of Instruction English
Associations IB

Greengates School, founded in 1951, is a private, selective K-12 coeducational British international school of approximately 1000 students. As a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience that fosters character development, self-discipline, respect, and reflection within a challenging learning environment.

At Greengates, we prioritise academic excellence on the world stage. Our team of highly qualified teachers brings together the best of British and international academics, ensuring that our students receive an exemplar education. Through the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), we prepare our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in their future endeavours. Whether they aspire to attend the best universities or pursue promising career paths, our students are prepared to excel on a global scale.

We take pride in the achievements of our multicultural community, which resonates around the world. Our international curriculum opens doors to numerous opportunities for growth and accomplishment, laying a strong foundation for success in a globally connected future. By embracing diversity and promoting a global perspective, we empower our students to broaden their horizons and develop a deep understanding of different cultures and perspectives.

At Greengates, we believe in creating a future of limitless possibilities for our students. We provide them with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to create their own path towards success, regardless of their chosen field or profession. Our comprehensive educational approach encompasses academic excellence, personal growth, and the development of critical skills that will serve our students well throughout their lives.

Greengates has been held in high esteem for over 70 years. It is recognised in Mexico and the world for its high academic standards, respectful treatment of all and for being a truly international and multi-cultural community. It is a self-sustained day school set in the municipality of Naucalpan de Juárez, northwest of Mexico City. The campus covers an area of over 20,000 square metres, with purpose-built facilities that include two libraries, nine science laboratories, six computer media centres, four art studios, a theatre, an auditorium, a large gymnasium, basketball courts, an indoor swimming pool, an organic learning garden, a canteen, an all-weather field and an adventure playground: Moctezuma's Lion, designed by the renowned architect Javier Senosiain.

At Greengates we act with integrity and seek to motivate our students to become socially responsible citizens while achieving academic excellence. The majority of our students come from the diplomatic and business communities in Mexico. Greengates' mission to educate internationally minded students occurs within the context of a track record of academic excellence. Over 50 different nationalities are represented and while there is a significant population of long-term locally based students, annual turnover averages 20%, so newcomers are ever present and warmly embraced.

The teaching body at Greengates is comprised of almost 110 teachers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Alongside the many British teachers, highly qualified and experienced educators come from around the world; Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, France, South Africa, Mexico and the USA. Teachers bring a selection of different skills and modern methods to the classroom and beyond.

As a British international school, the language of instruction is English, though all students from the age of six study Spanish at the appropriate level, and some +50% of students who require Mexican educational qualifications take a limited number of courses in Spanish. Support in both languages is given as required. Furthermore, French is taught in the Secondary School and can be taken at IGCSE and IB Diploma. Korean and Japanese are also available as options of the Diploma.

The Primary School follows a fully accredited International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and an International Primary Curriculum (IPC) with aspects of mastering in its practise. Learning with the IEYC and IPC means that children focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning that is exciting, engaging and challenging.

The Secondary School prepares students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Cambridge Assessment International Education). Greengates School offers a wide range of IGCSE subjects. Our IGCSE results are always above the world average. The IGCSE two-year course is studied prior to embarking on the IB Diploma Programme.

In Year 12 and Year 13, all students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). The Secondary School has been authorised to offer the Diploma Programme since 1986, obtaining a pass rate of 98-100% during each of the last five years, with overall points scores consistently well above the world average.

Greengates maintains a remarkable track record of sending students to prestigious universities worldwide, while also securing an extraordinary sum of over 6 million USD in scholarships and financial aid within the past five years alone. This exceptional achievement stands as a testament to our commitment to academic excellence, ensuring our students are well-prepared to thrive and succeed at recognised and esteemed institutions globally.