“Manizales del Alma !” means “Manizales in my soul!” Also known as “The City of Open Doors”, Manizales is renowned for the friendly nature of its inhabitants and the safety of living here.  The warm feeling of our city is ever-present in our school, and our community is united by a passion for learning and unleashing the maximum potential of our students both in and out of the classroom.

Whether in the Reggio Emilia based preschool, to our challenging AP courses in high school, our students are immersed in an enriching program that challenges them to discover their passions and achieve highly. All the while they are developing strong character traits, practicing our school values and making life-long friends. Our vanguard curriculum develops the skills and mindset necessary to develop truly global citizens who are critical thinkers, creativeethicalresponsible leaders who will make the difference in our world.

Colegio Granadino’s 118,000 square meter campus is set in the beautiful countryside of Villamaria, a suburb of Manizales, and provides a secure and serene environment for learning and the development of healthy minds and bodies. When visiting our campus, you will see collaborative, small-group learning spaces, modern technology, a state-of-the art preschool, a fully equipped fitness center, numerous sports fields, and most importantly, joyful children who love their school. Colegio Granadino is a special place, and we welcome you to our school.

Please browse through our web site to learn more about this wonderful place, and contact admissions for an official visit. We look forward to welcoming you, in-person, to Colegio Granadino.


Dr. Brian Michael Kelly

General Director