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BSQ is Ecuador's only truly British international school, where the English National Curriculum is taught with strong links to local language and culture. We are proud of our joint British-Ecuadorian roots and have a very strong reputation in the local and international community. Our curriculum is student-centred, so that each individual can reach their full potential.

Our students prepare for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE) in Years 10 and 11, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Years 12 and 13 and achieve results above the world averages. Many of our graduates go to the world's top universities.

British School Quito is a foundation, with the sole purpose of providing education. We are an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. We are licensed and accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. The school is located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito, close to the Ruta Viva motorway and 20 minutes from the airport. The Early Years, Primary and Secondary sections are all on one campus, which has rich local flora and fauna – hummingbirds are daily visitors to most areas. The school has a technology lab, science laboratories, art and music facilities, a cafeteria, playgrounds, a sports field. We have a central library with an auditorium area for assemblies and productions.

The British School Quito is a learning community where students, staff and families work together to provide the foundations for academic excellence and personal growth. 

We live and learn together with respect and care for each other. 

We live and learn with a happy and welcoming attitude to everyone. 

We live and learn with an active and determined approach to our ambition.

Emma Newman, School Principal

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Orbital Education

Orbital Education, which owns and manages British School Quito, is British owned and British based. The company was founded in 2006 by Kevin McNeany, who is recognised as a pioneer of British international education. Kevin had an impressive career as the founder of Nord Anglia Education in 1972, which is now seen as the foremost international schools groups in the world. He led the IPO of the company in 1997 and it is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

In 2005, Kevin started Orbital Education, which owns and operates 10 schools in Russia, Spain, Qatar, Hungary, Slovenia, Ecuador and China. Orbital Schools offer the English National Curriculum in all schools and the International Baccalaureate in some.

Orbital schools are supported by a head office team near Manchester that includes education professionals, finance, IT and marketing specialists. Their remit is to support the growth and development of Orbital schools

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