Colegio Columbia opened in September, 1984 under the name of “Columbia, Escuela de Desarrollo Inicial (Columbia, Early Development School). Our founder, Profa. Eva Margarita Ortíz de Gil was responding to her deepest concern: to open a preschool where children were admitted from the early age of 2, knowing that this is the ideal age to start learning a second language.
It was the first preschool in the area to admit students this young and with a well-structured program for the early start of their education. It started with 70 students in Calle México, Colonia Guadalupe in Tampico. Since the beginning, preschool groups have had two teachers per classroom.
Due to the great demand and at the request of the parents themselves, in 1986 the Elementary School opened with only 17 students. Since then, the main strength of our elementary school is to carry out both the high performance English program that distinguishes us, as well as the one marked by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (Mexican Secretariat of Public Education) for Spanish.