What are the requirements to enroll in Colegio El Camino?

Fill out an application, take the academic and psychometric evaluation, pay admission fee and turn in all necessary documents. For more information contact Veronica Armendariz, Assistant to the General Director. varmendariz@elcamino.edu.mx

Does Colegio El Camino offer any extra curricular activities?

Colegio El Camino is well renowned for our after school sports programs being the best in all of Cabo San Lucas. Our holistic approach to student health and fitness includes a variety of sports, an integrated health and nutrition program and a nutritionally balanced menu in the cafeteria. We offer students after school programs in Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball as well as special pricing for Golf at the Country Club. Click here to learn more about our monthly sports programs.

What is the Schedule for Colegio El Camino?

  • Nursery and Kindergarten 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Kinder 2 and Kinder 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Elementary from 7:25 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Middle and High School 7:25 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There are several academic workshops from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

What happens if my child does not speak English or Spanish or neither?

Colegio El Camino offers the program C.L.A.S.P. (Camino Language Acquisition Program) to help students, in both Spanish and English language acquisition. The CLASP teachers are bilingual. This program has 2 Tiers offering support:

  • Individual or small group instruction during the morning classes (included in tuition)
  • There are ESL/SSL classes from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (additional cost)

What programs of study does Colegio El Camino have?

We provide a skills based, transdisciplinary, bilingual curriculum with a values program embedded which is certified with the official SEP (Secretary Education) from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We are currently an authorized IB World School in the Kinder, Elementary and High School sections. We are currently in the feasibility stage of the IB MYP Program. In addition to receiving a High School Diploma, Students are given the opportunity to earn an IB diploma that is based on international standards and provides exciting opportunities for post high school studies.

What is the IB Programme?

The IB is an international organization offering four programmes of international education, with them, the prospect of a continuous international educational experience from early childhood to pre-university age. While the IB now offers a sequence of four programmes – the PYP, the Middle Years Programme (MYP, introduced in 1994) and Diploma Programme (DP, introduced in 1968), and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC, introduced in 2012) – each programme must continue to be self-contained, since the IB has no requirement for schools to offer more than one programme. Colegio El Camino currently offers the Diploma Program ( 11th and 12th grades ) and the IB PYP Program ( Kinder through 6th grade )

With the development of a continuum of international education, it is intended that teachers, students and parents will be able to draw confidently on a recognizable common educational framework, a consistent structure of aims and values and an overarching concept of how to develop international-mindedness.

The IB profile will be at the heart of this common framework, as a clear and concise statement of the aims and values of the IB, and an embodiment of what the IB means by “international-mindedness”

What is the benefit for my child receiving an IB education?

At its heart, the IB is a student-centered non-profit working to develop intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills for students that live, learn and work in a rapidly changing world.

Parents of past, current, and potential IB students have a vested interest in the quality of the IB and the benefits an IB education can provide their children. Parents of IB Diploma programme (DP) students are keenly aware of he rigour of the IB, as the intensity of the programme draws the cohort together, creating a strong bond between those students and the IB. In much the same way, parents and siblings of IB Diploma students live that experience vicariously as the students work toward their IB diplomas.

IB World Schools provide parents with detailed information about the schools, teachers and support services available to students. We encourage parents to contact the IB coordinator in their child´s school in order to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

Parents are invited to join the IB parent community, members of he IB parent community can choose to receive information about the IB in their region, the university recognition efforts of the IB and what other parents are doing to help their students. Visit: http://ibo.org/about-the-ib/

Does Colegio El Camino offer scholarship programs?

Colegio El Camino offers several types of scholarships. To apply for scholarship aid, it is mandatory that the student is enrolled and parents must fill out an application and scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum average of 8.0 or better in academics and 8.5 in conduct. Colegio El Camino has a scholarship committee that meets and reviews scholarship applications annually. In addition all applicants must proceed with a socio economic study to qualify for any type of scholarship. 

How may I communicate with other parents?

Colegio El Camino has a parents´ society, and each grade level group has a representative called a "vocal", all the information flows through the vocal representative and the parents in their whats app chats. We also have Schoology, a learning management system where parents, students and staff can communicate in a safe closed media platform with any member of our community using the message board.

What happens if my child becomes ill?

If your child becomes ill while at school, Colegio El Camino has a nurse's office, attended by professional certified staff from Blue Net Hospitals. If there is an emergency we contact parents immediately. Also if your child does not attend school due to illness or injury, you should inform your section Principal and your child should bring medical proof from a doctor upon return so any missed assignments can be reprogrammed to be handed in without penalty. Parents must fill out the pre-filled medical form indicating any and all medical conditions including allergies. Any prescriptions/medications that require your child to take during school hours must be given directly to the attending nurse/paramedic who will ensure the medication is taken in the proper dosage and time. Children are not allowed to self medicate on campus. 

Where do I pay tuition?

Colegio El Camino has a teller service in the administration offices where you can pay in cash, check, debit or credit cards. You may also pay through wire transfer or directly in the bank as well as through our ServoWeb platform. For more information contact our Administrator Alma Diaz at adiaz@elcamino.edu.mx or our Cashier Tere Garnica at tgarnica@elcamino.edu.mx

Where do I buy school uniforms and books?

Colegio El Camino as a non profit organization offers school uniforms as well as books and school items through outside providers at the beginning of each school year. Please contact Veronica Armendariz for more information varmendariz@elcamino.edu.mx. If your child enrolls later in the year we can provide you with the official lists and providers to buy them.

How does Colegio El Camino keep parents informed about the happenings at the school?

Our primary source of information for parents and students is via our LMS Schoology and through bilingual Eblasts that link directly back to our website. Parent Society Vocals also post reminders on the group WhatsApp chats. We also communicate through our Facebook and Instagram. 

Is there a cafeteria at Colegio El Camino where my child can buy food and beverages?

Yes, Colegio El Camino offers cafeteria service through Poroto Restaurant who is our provider for healthy meals. You can look up the menu every week in our website.

Is there a bus/transportation system or do I drop-off and pick my child from school?

Colegio El Camino has a very well organized system for parents to drop-off and pick-up their child, called “Vialidad” If you are interested in being part of this system it is mandatory that you request your Vehicle ID Card with the Assistant to the Section Principals Ms Jackelin Arechiga at jarechiga@elcamino.edu.mx. We do not have bus services.

Where can I find other information about school rules?

Colegio El Camino provides digital bilingual copies of the school rules and all of our policies year round on the LMS Schoology calendar for 24 hour access.