Saint Viator Family
Our core Values, Identity, Fraternity and Transcendence
Over half a century of history, San Viator School has laid the foundations for a renowned project of academic excellence, where tradition is one of our most valuable assets. As an academic calendar B, co-educational, bilingual, and IB school, we take pride in reflecting on our 50+ generations of graduates, each of whom proudly carries the San Viator seal and spirit. It is the enduring legacy of our lion's mark, which continues to thrive with each new generation.
St. Viator School opened its doors in Bogotá in February 1963 to students in the first year of middle school. From that moment on, a grade level was added every year. On December 4th, 1968 the first group of Viatorians were awarded their baccalaureate diplomas. In the early ’80s, the Primary section welcomed its first students. At the turn of the century, the first Viatorian girls started to be part of the community. Soon, the pre-school session received its first students too. Today, San Viator School runs a fully bilingual program in the Academic Calendar B. We continue instilling in all our students the values of identity, fraternity, and transcendence that have identified our institution over the years. To date the school has achieved and collected accolades for its academic excellence, sports achievements, and social causes, making it a beacon on the national academic scene.
As part of our Environmental Management System, we actively participate in activities promoting comprehensive waste management and social impact campaigns. We collaborate with waste management organizations dedicated to reusing and recycling materials, contributing to the production of items that fulfil different needs. Our infrastructure includes a water purification facility, a wastewater treatment plant, and a solid water collection center, all designed to minimize our impact on natural resources.
The scholarship committee is an independent entity made up of three members. Two of these members are designated by the school’s president and, the third one is selected by the school. The committee convenes to review and analyze the cases of each applicant and determine the recipients of the scholarship benefits. We take great pride in our scholarship program, as it has provided financial assistance to up to 15% of our students since its establishment.