Arca International Bilingual School began in the home of Jorge and Grace Avendaño in August of 1995. Due to rapid growth the school had to camp out at our local church (Amistad Cristiana) for six months until we found a more suitable location in Pontevedra where we continued to grow and develop as a preschool. We changed location to Santa Margarita where we developed into a grade school in the year of 2000. As a school we needed even more space and after much search and prayer we discovered an empty lot on the mountains of Suba early 2003 where we have grown to occupy three properties and offer a full educational program from K-3 to 11 Colombiano with a bilingual program that emphasizes learning in English for at least 5 academic subjects.
Our school began in response to a local need of a Christian preschool that taught in English. After a few years, our students and families sought for Arca to continue offering a grade school program. It was a district supervisor who really encouraged us to continue growing our educational program after considering that the program had the capacity to offer a complete educational service.
Each year our school added one grade, and although this was a real journey of faith, we can say it was the best way to build a solid academic program with students that have grown with us and have the school profile and identity.
Our first graduating class was in 2013-2014 obtaining a high superior grade before the National evaluating system called ICFES.
Arca International Bilingual School can confirm that God has been faithful and great in provision, instruction and guide throughout the last 19 years of construction literally by faith.