Non-discriminatory statement: All schools established by Queretaro Institute for the Empowerment of Children admits qualified students of any race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. Our schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance and loan programs, athletic, and other administered programs.
Queretaro is one of the fasted growing cities in the country, with one of the highest per capita incomes in Mexico. It is also home to some of the most important universities in Mexico.
Founded July 25, 1531
Population- 1,160,000 (2011)
Queretaro is located in the central region of Mexico known as the Bajio. It has a rich culture with a history dating back many centuries. It is considered economically stable and has seen increased growth in recent years. Learn more about this beautiful, colonial city through Queretaro’s Ministry of Tourism.
In terms of education, Mexico has made great strides in improving access to education and increasing literacy rates over the past few decades. According to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the country increased its overall spending in education by 26% from 2000-2009. The percentage of 15 year olds still in school rose 14.6% in that same time period. The average years of schooling has increased from 6.8 in the 1990’s to over 8 years by 2005. According to a 2006 World Bank report, enrollment at the primary level is nearly universal, and more children are completing primary education.
Now that Mexico has seen accelerated growth of the student population and advancements in terms of an increase in students completing more years of schooling, we have the opportunity to provide even more opportunities for a growing body of students. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) offers key recommendations to help increase student achievement, something in which little improvement has been noted by PISA. The OECD stresses the need to provide increased teacher training that is applicable in practice. Our schools strive to provide ongoing professional development to all our staff, and only hire highly qualified lead teachers who are committed to their students and their overall success in and out of the classroom.
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