About our School


Colegio Altair, Lima, is a private, bilingual school in Peru, offering students a dynamic, modern and comprehensive premium education in the heart of the cosmopolitan capital.

Altair in Lima, Peru, is an accredited IBO World School, delivering 3 of its programmes: the PYP, the MYP and the DP. Through a personalised approach to high-quality schooling, we satisfy the intellectual, physical, emotional and social needs of our students by offering a robust education inclusive of extracurricular activities and access to modern resources.

Colegio Altair is a leading private school in Lima, recognised for academic excellence in student-centred education. The school's mission is to develop young people who have integrity, are responsible for their learning journey, demonstrate understanding of the needs of others and are self-confident. Altair students develop a passion for learning and are committed to the progress of themselves and others as active members of the school community.

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Welcome


We are excited to introduce you to our methodology, comprehensive programmes and life at Altair, Lima.

Since the founding of our school, we have earned a reputation for being a dynamic and innovative school with a solid foundation in modern education based on the principles of Authenticity, Respect and Wisdom.

Our success results from a highly-qualified faculty, all of whom are committed to a pedagogical approach that seeks to ensure academic excellence for our students. Our educators and leadership team share our school’s vision and mission and adapt to the needs of our student body in a personalised education model. They accommodate different styles to effectively develop skills and abilities, while celebrating the benefits of uniqueness by encouraging all pupils to respect themselves and others.

We have built a warm, open and trusting environment in which we teach pupils how to make decisions that will benefit their overall learning. In the process of their education at Altair, we also support the discovery of talents and strengths through active lesson participation that encourages an enquiry-based approach. While exploring new ideas and transferring their knowledge across a broad range of subject areas, our students develop their creativity and possess the confidence to think for themselves.

We want our students to enjoy learning and graduate from Altair as responsible, generous and self-confident people who are well-equipped to achieve what they set their minds to. Through our exceptional education model delivered by dedicated educators, we aim to nurture young individuals who are confident and well-equipped to contribute their abilities and knowledge to society while flourishing in their lives.
We appreciate your interest in our institution and invite you to visit our first-class school in Lima, Peru.

Natasha Malachowski, School Head

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Mission and Vision

Passion for learning


Our vision is to be an institution that fosters an educational experience that exemplifies academic excellence. We are committed to the ongoing emotional development of each student and seek to understand the needs of each individual.

Our mission is to develop upright, responsible, sensitive, self-confident people who have a passion for learning and are committed to the progress of others, as active members of a global community.

Meet the School Community

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Jessica Flórez

Teacher


Altair represents creativity, learning and personal growth through challenging goals, is about sharing, friendship and so much more. Altair are my students, young people that I have known and continue to know, who teach me many things every day, and who give me not only smiles, but also great life lessons.

Altair means a challenge and a commitment, a purpose and many goals, together with a great team that is always by my side.

 

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Claudia Caravedo

Teacher


When I joined Colegio Altair, I discovered that the energy and dedication that I put into knowing each one of the school students, their strengths and weaknesses, not only helped me to teach them better, but to reach them with greater success. After living in the USA for a while, I returned to Peru and without hesitating I chose Altair for my children.

I have been sharing with the Altair community for almost 9 years; this has undoubtedly allowed me to grow more as a professional, however, the most important thing is that it has made me continue to be more and more in love with my career. The diversity experienced at Altair has allowed me to enrich myself as a human being with a more empathetic and tolerant view. I have managed to magnify my human quality, allowing me to achieve healthy and lasting bonds with my students. I owe my professional growth to Altair.

 

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Yolanda Meneses

Teacher


Colegio Altair is more than a workplace for me, it has become a second home. I have met very good friends and learned many new things. Thanks to the school I have been able to have contact with several national and international institutions, such as ADECOPA, LAHC and IBO, and to learn with each experience.

Colegio Altair opened many doors for me and gave me many possibilities for growth, always willing to listen to new proposals and projects.

 

Former students

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Aranza Lira

Former student


When I started working at Altair, I quickly felt like I did when being a student: at home. It is more than a school and a workplace; for me Colegio Altair is a family. The affection, respect, trust and closeness to both teachers and students, make me constantly remember why I returned to my alma mater after so many years: to return all that was given to me.

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Diego Collado

Former student


I wouldn't change the years spent at my school for nothing. Every moment finding adversity, growth and fun. Every project supported and facilitated. An incomparable sense of family (through thick and thin). New challenges with each class and at the same time having the tools to face them. My aspirations (especially artistic ones) recognized and enhanced.

A roller coaster of emotions and personal discovery, both validated and taken into account at every step, a truly safe environment to express myself and learn without compromising my identity (although full of continuous change).

 

Students

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Essential qualities


Academic excellence
Assertiveness
Effective communication
Moral principles
Social and Individual Responsibility

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Essential qualities


Creativity
Sensitivity
Balance
Reflection Capacity
Humanistic Culture

Memberships

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International Baccalaureate Organization

Our school is accredited by the IBO and delivers 3 of its programmes. The Primary Years Education (PYP) is offered to students in Little Altair and is suitable for learners in Kindergarten classes to 5th Grade, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) is taught in 6th to 10th Grade, and the Diploma Programme (DP) is offered to 11th and 12th Grade students.

More information about the International Baccalaureate programs at www.ibo.org


Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC)

Each year, the Principal represents the school at the Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC). The conference unites almost 40 headteachers who share their expertise in best practices in British education. LAHC members also participate in the event to share experiences and promote educational excellence for their students. Similarly, students in member schools may participate in regional and international LAHC activities.

More information about LAHC at www.lahc.org


University of Cambridge English Language Programme

Our school offers students the opportunity to take international examinations and gain English language qualifications accredited by Cambridge University in England. English language courses delivered by the school are: English as a Second Language (ESOL); the Preliminary English Test (PET); the First Certificate in English (FCE), and the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE). Language examinations are undertaken at our school campus and are organised by the British Peruvian Cultural Association.


ADECOPA

The Asociación de Colegios Particulares Amigos (ADECOPA) is an organisation that unites 25 schools in Peru. ADECOPA aims to strengthen the quality of teaching through knowledge exchange and good practice in education. The enrichment of learning for member schools is promoted through the development of trust, respect and friendship between students and teachers within the school community, and between schools nationally.


Asociación Peruana de Debate

The Asociación Peruana de Debate is a non-profit organisation with several member schools in Lima and across Peru. The organisation aims to promote debating opportunities at schools and universities. Debate competitions are held monthly at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Students can qualify for a place on the National Debate Team, where they may then participate in international championships.

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