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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 Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1951
Headmaster Rupert Cox
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 1,000
Curriculum IPC, UK, IBDP, IGCSE
Language of Instruction English
Associations IB

Greengates School, founded in 1951, is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools and is a private, selective K-12 coeducational British international school of approximately 1000 students. At Greengates School we encourage our students to develop character, self-discipline, respect and reflection in a challenging learning environment.

Greengates School has been held in high esteem for over 70 years. It is recognized 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, just northwest of Mexico City. The campus covers an area of over 20,000 square meters, 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 cafeteria, an all-weather field and an adventure playground; Moctezuma's Lion, designed by the renowned architect Javier Senosiain.

At Greengates School 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 City. 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, with all religions represented. Teachers bring a selection of different skills and modern method to the classroom and beyond. Approaches to teaching and learning are central to students' success.

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 55% 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 is a fully accredited International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) School with aspects of mastering in its practice. 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 aim of the IEYC and IPC is to help every child enjoy the learning of a wide range of subjects, including science, history, geography and art. It also focuses on developing an enquiring mind, the personal goals that will help throughout teenage and adult years, to develop a sense of his or her own nationality and culture, while at the same time developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others.

The Secondary School prepares students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Cambridge Assessment International Education). We offer 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 the Lower and Upper Sixth Forms, 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. Each year Greengates sends students to top colleges and universities which include: Boston University, Brown University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, University of California Berkeley, University of California San Diego, University of Oregon and University of Wisconsin Madison in the US; Durham University, Imperial College London, King's College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Edinburgh and University of Manchester in the UK; McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and University of Waterloo in Canada; Keio University and Waseda University in Japan; Seoul National University and Yonsei University in Korea; University of Sydney in Australia and Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University and University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, just to mention a few. Greengates students have received over 5.8M US Dollars in financial aid and scholarships over the past five years.