In its inception, the School was called “Colegio Bilingüe Los Cañaverales” and was born from the need to create a space where a group of girls and boys could continue their studies in Spanish and English upon finishing kindergarten, because in the city of Cali the demand exceeded the supply some bilingual schools had. On November the 16th of 1981, a group of Parents of the “Jack and Hill” Bilingual Kindergarten, along with Ms. Rosario Samper de González, took on the task of projecting the foundation of a school that would solve the problem of places of their sons and daughters, offering bilingual training and a good academic level, which also aimed at educating upright, humane, respectful, worthy men and women and able to face the world exercising a healthy leadership.
The Colegio Internacional los Cañaverales has a 26,000 m² campus with independent spaces for the Preschool, Primary and Middle & High School sections. A library with a complete physical and digital collection. An artistic area with plastic arts, bodily expression and music workshop. Sporting spaces for football, volleyball, basketball, gymnasium and a semi-olympic pool. A cafeteria. Nurse’s Office and EMI protected area, to cover emergencies and medical urgencies that may arise in the institution.