Our story is about people. Visionary people, with huge dreams, coming together to create a better future for their children, grandchildren and families.
Our story begins with three families: the Sampers, the Devers, and Byingtons dream of a school that offered a co-educational, American-style program for a diverse population.
During the first 20 years, CNG moved to four locations. The last location, under direction of Mr. George Tait, gave the children more space to engage in extracurricular activities and diferrent sports. During this time CNG became part of the Inter-Ametican Schools Services (IASS).
Their dream followed by action made the impossible become a reality.
Some of Our First Innovators
CNG was the first school to allow boys and girls to share classrooms and the first with the primary objective of appealing to children of different nationalities.
The beginnings of our story
Students back in 1960s were mostly foreigners but there were also Colombian families seeking a English language education.
All Hallows Eve, then Halloween
In October, CNG students celebrated All Hallows Eve, an event that later became known as the scariest night of the year: Halloween. The holiday was not celebrated in Colombia when CNG students first arrived at school dresses as different characters from fairy tales, folk legends, and ghost stories.
Body, our Essence from the Beginning
Sports and extra curricular activities were part of the School program from the beginning.
First School for Boys and Girls
CNG was the first school to allow boys and girls to share classrooms, and the first with the primary objective of appealing to children of different nationalities.
Villa Sofia, CNG’s 2nd Facility
CNG’s 2nd facility was home to 121 students.