The Gimnasio Moderno in Bogotá is a Colombian private school, transitioning to the B Calendar, with a strong bilingual program and in the process of implementing a gradual mixture, inspired by liberal ideals, with a humanistic approach and an international vision.
Its purpose is to educate well-rounded individuals with ethical values, leadership, social and environmental awareness, prepared to face the challenges of Colombia and the world, and to build a better society. By fostering critical thinking, individual freedoms, love, and commitment to the country in its students.
Its educational model is based on Active Schooling, the fundamental role of its teachers, the Discipline of Trust, and the motto “Educate, not just instruct.”
The Gimnasio Moderno was founded in 1914 by a group of visionary and free-thinking individuals, including notable figures such as José María Samper Brush, his brother Tomás Samper Brush, the illustrious educator Agustín Nieto Caballero, Tomás Rueda Vargas, Ricardo Lleras Codazzi, among others.
The Gimnasio’s methodology opposes the memorization of school texts and believes that its function is to prepare students for the various experiences that life will offer them, not just to respond to standardized tests.
The school’s teachers are aware that their students are not empty vessels to be filled with knowledge but rather sparks of life that need to be ignited, shown the way, and allowed to soar.