About us


About us


About us

Welcome to San Mateo Apóstol School

In this website you will find information about our Educational Project, our community and everything you need to know so that your child starts building a life project together with us.

In this school we believe that a holistic education based on values and academic sharpness will forge the best human beings. It was under this principle that Mrs. Dora Ujfalussy de Garavito and her husband Mr. Antonio José Garavito Durán started this outstanding project where excellence, endeavor and passion have been our pillars.

San Mateo Apóstol School is a co-educational institution with the school year beginning in August. We impart a completely bilingual education but most importantly, we instill moral values where the Catholic religion plays a crucial role. It’s been 30 years already since we started working to prepare leaders who can analyze, support their arguments and transform the world around them. We do it by focusing on strengthening their values, manners and character, by promoting academic sharpness, and by teaching them to pursuit excellence.

Our school is located in the outskirts of the northern part of Bogotá; on a 30.000 m2 plot of land. We own state-of-the-art facilities combined with large parklands offering the perfect space for children to grow up happy and autonomous. Get to know more about our facilities here.

Our constant pursuit for excellence led us in 1998 to create a community of private schools that impart bilingual education: The Union of Bilingual Schools(Unión de Colegios Bilingües de Colombia). In 2006 we achieved the EFQM certification, endorsed by the European Foundation for Quality Management, in order to comply with International Standards.

Since our first year of operations we have been part of the best-ranked schools in Colombia classifying always within the top 50. Our graduates have access to the best Universities in Colombia and in the world, not only because they stand out in terms of their academic performance but also because of their great moral values.

We work together with Grimm’s Kindergarten, which fully shares and supports our educational philosophy and prepares children for our educational model since their first steps into school life. To get further information about Grimm’s Kindergarten click here.

San Mateo Apóstol School contributes to build a better world by imparting a moral education that forges responsible citizens; high academic standards guarantee students will acquire the necessary tools to face the challenges of the XXI century and to envision a bright future ahead. Your children’s happiness starts from their very first day of school.

We would like to encourage you to explore our website, get to know us better and see everything we have to offer your children.

Colegio San Mateo Apóstol

Address: Calle 215 #50-24, Bogotá, Colombia