Colegio Jorge Washington is a private, non-profit, co-educational, N-12 school offering the best of a dual American/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 (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS) as well as 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. A nine-member Board of Directors elected to 3-year terms by the Parents Association governs the School. Current school-wide enrollment is approximately 800 students representing a number of nationalities.
Facilities: Our modern purpose-built 20-hectare campus was completed in 2009. It is located just 25 minutes from the heart of the city and contains three independent, self-contained wings for Elementary, Middle School and High School. Facilities include three science laboratories; multiple music, art and drama rooms; a central two-story library; two AV rooms; three computer labs; and a learning center for children with mild learning difficulties. Sports facilities include four outdoor multi-use courts; two full-sized soccer fields; one softball diamond; and an air-conditioned coliseum that serves both our sports and fine arts programs. Our separate Montessori preschool facility for 2-5 year olds is located in the city within close proximity to residential neighborhoods.
Cartagena: Cartagena is located in northern Colombia on the Caribbean Coast and is the country's fifth-largest city. With its cobblestone streets, historic architecture and vibrant markets, the city’s charm makes Cartagena a popular choice for cruise ships and foreign visitors. Founded in 1533 by Spanish explorers, Cartagena is rich in history and was once popular amongst pirates and plunderers because of its key role in administration and expansion of the Spanish empire during the Colonial period. It was a center of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalty and wealthy viceroys. Today, beautifully refurbished colonial mansions and fortresses have been transformed into shops, museums, and restaurant locales that allude to the city's storied past. In 1984, Cartagena's colonial walled city and old world-style plazas were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city's African heritage is recognized and alive in many different ways. Surrounded by winding waterways and the crystalline Caribbean Sea, Cartagena also offers a variety of exhilarating activities. Here, you can sail, surf, swim, scuba dive, or simply stroll on the city's beautiful beaches.
To learn more about our school, please review our website (www.cojowa.edu.co) and/or view the following documents:
* Our 2018 Annual Report provides a brief report to our community regarding key accomplishments, student performance results, and highlights upcoming initiatives.
* Facebook is utilized to share a lot of the exciting activities going on in our school.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits Include:
Scholarships for Children
Excess Baggage Allowance for Moving
About Colegio Jorge Washington
Colegio Jorge Washington is a private, non-profit, non-denominational, co-educational, N-12 international college-preparatory school offering American and Colombian diplomas, accredited by AdvancED and the Colombian Ministry of Education.
We are a collaborative community of students, parents, teachers and staff who share a collective dedication to lifelong learning, embracing a mindset of continuous growth within a culture of trust and mutual respect.
Learning together as reflective citizens and innovative thinkers to build a better tomorrow.