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Our Symbols

The school symbols represent our core values: identity, fraternity, and transcendence. At San Viator, the flag, the coat of arms, the lion and the anthem are the representation of our values. Blue and white are the predominant colours in the flag and the coat of arms. The red lion, our most important symbol, present in the flag and coat of arms, represents strength, honor and justice. The verses of our school anthem represent the educational mission and Catholic faith of our school.

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Flag

Lion

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HOuses

A House is a group of people akin to a family, comprising representatives of students, teachers, parents, and administrative staff. They come together to share diverse learning, playful and teaching experiences, including aspects of the school’s culture, sports, arts and spiritual community life.

Such events are held throughout each academic year. There are four houses at San Viator, Crilly, Querbes, Cusack, and Stafford, the members of each house are part of it for the period of time they are part of our community.

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Student Handbook

As part of a consensus process, all active members of the community are invited to be part of the creation of a set of basic rules that helps the community maintain its harmony and ensure a healthy and safe coexistence. The Student handbook is available to be downloaded by clicking the link below.

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Clerics of Saint Viator

Founded by Father Luis Querbes in 1831, the Congregation of the Clerics of Saint Viator emerged in response to the social challenges of France at that time. Father Querbes, inspired by evangelical models and recognizing Saint Viator as patron and protector, dedicated himself and the Clerics to the mission of educating and celebrating the faith within communities. Today, after 188 years, Querbes' dream has transcended borders, and the mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ while nurturing and celebrating faith continues to inspire young people and families. The community members, including educators, clergy, associates, and priests, carry the responsibility of fostering education, spiritual life, the Eucharist, liturgy, and community bonds. In Colombia, the Clerics are part of the Province of the United States.”

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Sports and culture

At Colegio San Viator Bilingüe Internacional we recognize the importance of sports and culture. Our Viatorians stand out for being high-performance athletes, and also great artists. We have sports such as hockey, ultimate, athletics, basketball, soccer, and volleyball to name a few. We also have spaces for artistic enrichment, such as the Viator Cultural, where music, art, theater and dance skills come together.

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IB

We offer three of the programs of the IB (International Baccalaureate) continuum aiming to prepare our students through a holistic approach starting from the first years of education to the Diploma Program. This is possible by scaffolding the learning process through the inquiry, action, and reflection, empowering our students to be active participants in collaborative learning activities which, in time, transform the experience into learning. Likewise the development of social, thinking, research, communication and self -management skills which allow them to assume an active role towards their own learning processes throughout their lives. Aiming to educate international-minded individuals and, as members of the IB community of learning, we strive to be:

  1. Inquirers
  2. Knowledgeable
  3. Thinkers
  4. Communicators
  5. Principled
  1. Open-minded
  2. Caring
  3. Risk-takers
  4. Balanced
  5. Reflective

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CAS

At San Viator we see the CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) program beyond the scope of the IB curriculum. For us, it represents the perfect integration of our values to give back to society. We pay special emphasis to help our students develop their identities, under the light of the principles presented in the declaration of principles and the profile of the IB learning community. CAS holistically complements a demanding academic program, given that it offers opportunities for self-determination, collaboration achievements and enjoyment. It persuades students to actively participate in a range of simultaneous activities alongside the academic requirements of the IB. 
In San Viator, the whole community is committed to the service of others.

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Extended Essay

What is the importance of the Extended Essay?

The extended Essay basically:

  • Provides practical training to our students for university-level research projects they will encounter on their educational journey.
  • Serves as an opportunity to explore a topic of personal interest, as long as it is connected to one of the six subjects they study as part of the Diploma Program curriculum.

Through the elaboration of this project, students develop several skills, including the ability to:

  • Formulate an appropriate research question.
  • Carry out a personal exploration of the chosen topic.
  • Share ideas. effectively
  • Develop well-rounded arguments.

Engaging in this process fosters the development of critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation skills.

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Personal Project

During the last year of the MYP, students engage in an extended exploration of one specific area of study over an extended period of time. This project serves as a valuable opportunity for students to consolidate their learning and develop important skills that will benefit them in their future academic pursuits and everyday lives. It also helps foster self-esteem and encourages students to adopt a lifelong learner’s attitude, becoming well-rounded individuals.

Components of the Personal Project

The personal project formally assesses the approaches to learning abilities in terms of self-management, research, communication, critical and creative thinking, and collaboration.

Students are required to fulfil three key elements.

  1. Product or result: this includes a tangible or intangible evidence of the outcomes obtained by the student or what they aimed to achieve.
  2. Journal: students maintain a journal that includes their ideas, criteria, developments, obstacles, plans, research, possible outcomes, and progress reports.
  3. Report: This report outlines the project and its impact, following the given presentation criteria. it should include a bibliography and evidence from the work journal presenting the development and achievements obtained by the student.

This is information retrieved from the IBO.

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Emphasis

At San Viator, our tenth and eleventh-grade students receive a well-balanced. Comprehensive education program designed to provide them with formative experiences aligned with their personal interests and professional preferences. With this objective in mind, we have developed professional emphases that offer students the opportunity to choose subjects within their study plan based on specific fields of knowledge, preparing them for their future university careers and given them a head start.

Engineering

Students are encouraged to observe the world from the perspective of the exact sciences and technology, aiming to catch their attention and interest to identify contexts of innovation, creativity, and mathematical calculations, as improvement and solutions to different problematic situations encountered in the real world

Administration and Economics

Planned and conceived to provide students with the necessary tools and basic knowledge which enable them to comprehend different managerial theories. The aim is to instill in all of them the entrepreneurial thrive to learn to analyze, discuss and generate solutions from the perspective of economics and management.

Health Sciences

Health sciences study the human being as a unique biological entity. This emphasis comprises contents from different areas aiming to construct knowledge, develop skills and attitudes towards the well-being of the individual as well as the society which they belong to.

Humanities

The practice and analysis of the verbal and non-verbal communication, the capacity to work as members of a group, the comprehension of historical contexts, and the development of critical thinking skills are the core focus of this emphasis. They are put together to give students the opportunity to attain the tools which enable them to understand the complexities of societies.