Colegio Jorge Washington is a private, non-profit, co-educational, N-12 school offering the best of a dual U.S./Colombian based system since 1952. We bring together motivated students, dedicated staff, and committed parents to fulfill our mission and provide a quality college-preparatory program. Continuous improvement efforts are promoted through high standards driven by our accreditation with AdvancED and the Colombian Ministry of Education. Our American-style program is supported through our designation as one of two official U.S. State Department overseas schools in Colombia.
Located in the north of Colombia, Cartagena de Indias is considered the most important tourist destination. Because of its strategic location in the Caribbean, the city was the main port of America for the Spanish Empire during the colonial times, as well as shelter for treasures and riches. For this reason the city had to be protected from attacks by pirates with fortifications and ramparts, which can still be appreciated today, and which earned their recognition as a Historical and Cultural Heritage of mankind by UNESCO in 1984.
Although the streets of the historic center and Getsemaní (Gethsemane) can be appreciated vestiges of colonial and republican architecture; the city has given way to modernity with modern structures, generating a unique contrast, that has allowed the mixing of different cultures.
For visitors, the city offers a diversity of plans with its 11 kilometers of beaches and nearby islands archipelago, ideal for enjoying the breeze, the sun and all kinds of water sports; lot of streets, alleys and ramparts waiting to be explored, squares and parks where you can feel and experience the mixture of cultures between Cartagena and visitors, natural scenarios, among other places which will make that you understand why the city is considered the birthplace of magical realism, and where her people will wait you with open arms.