History

Tradition & History Since 1896…

Our school has been delivering quality education here in Caracas since 1896. Originally called Colegio Americano, the school merged with Academia La Castellana in 1971 and took the name Colegio Internacional de Caracas, or The International School of Caracas. CIC has a proven record of academic excellence and leadership among international schools in Venezuela. We were early adopters of the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Middle Years Programs, which have built a world-wide reputation for rigor, high standards, international perspective and effective university preparation. Through generous consultancy and collegial collaboration, CIC’s curriculum ideas are being implemented at many of the smaller international schools around the country.

CIC has a rich history that spans more than a single lifetime. Our story is bound up in the stories of our students who have gone on to use the discoveries made here, the teachers who made daily investments in lives, the administrators who have led with wisdom, the parents who took ownership of their children’s education and all the others, from secretaries to maintenance staff, who have helped make CIC what it is today. It’s all of these people’s individual stories that make up our story.