About Colegio Suizo de Medellín

A dream come true: the Swiss school in Medellín, a beacon of exceptional education that lights the way to a bright future.

Education Switzerland Colombia

About the project

The Swiss school in Medellín is: multiculturalism, multilingualism and educational excellence for a global future.

On the outskirts of Medellín, our future Swiss school will become a beacon of quality education, where cultural and linguistic diversity is a treasure that enriches our classrooms. Inspired by the Swiss vision of academic excellence and respect for difference, we will forge tomorrow's leaders who embrace diversity, promote intercultural understanding and are ready to face global challenges with an open mind and a compassionate heart.


Colegio Suizo de Medellín, a collective legacy without borders or owners, is a dream come true. As a non-profit association, its existence depends on the generous support of donations, building together an exceptional educational space for all students.

Project roadmap

We are delighted to share with you the exciting plan to create a Swiss school in the beautiful city of Medellín! Inspired by Switzerland's renowned educational excellence, this project aims to provide local students with a unique and enriching educational experience.
Our focus is on building modern and functional facilities that provide an environment conducive to learning and creativity. In addition, we are committed to recruiting and training a highly qualified teaching team, who will share their experience and expertise with students.


Construction of the infrastructure for the pre-school

Thanks to the generous donations, construction will begin on the infrastructure to house the playground and pre-school spaces, providing a safe and stimulating environment for the youngest children.


Lot Negotiation

After an exhaustive analysis of various options, they are currently in negotiations for the acquisition of a plot of land that will allow the creation of the school.


Creation of the association

The assembly of Swiss residents in Medellín has been constituted and has elected the founding board of the Helvetia School Association of Antioquia.


Dissemination of the project

In April 2022, the board of directors in Bogotá, in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy, enthusiastically presented the project of the Swiss School in Medellín.


Preliminary Studies

The preliminary studies for the creation of the Swiss School in Medellín highlight the growing demand for international schools and the challenges faced by families seeking places in them.

What people say

As a member of the Swiss community in Medellin, I am excited about the creation of the Swiss school. It will be a great opportunity for Swiss, Colombian and other children to receive a high quality education with a focus on Swiss values such as excellence, respect and responsibility. Furthermore, I believe that this initiative will also boost the development of Medellin and the region by attracting more families and businesses interested in being part of this vibrant educational community. Without a doubt, the Swiss school in Medellín will be a great contribution to the education and growth of our city.
I am full of confidence and conviction that we on the Board of Directors are a well rehearsed, harmonious and efficient team, whose experience and knowledge gained so far will be profitably contributed by each of us to this exciting school project, so that the inauguration of the school can take place by the end of August 2024.
Markus Hürlimann
Chairman of the Board