Greengates School
Greengates School

Greengates School, founded in 1951, is an independent, selective K-12 coeducational British international school of approximately 1200 students.

Greengates School is recognized in Mexico and the world for its high academic standards, respectful treatment of all and for being a truly international community. A school that was a global entity long before communications and economies even considered globalization. It is a self-sustained, coeducational day school set in the northern part of Mexico City in an area of over 20,000 sq. meters. Greengates has successfully prepared students for university study worldwide and produced caring global citizens for over sixty six years.

As a British international school we offer the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in the Primary School, whilst in the Secondary School we offer the IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme. Our broad curriculum is based on a vigorous and challenging education as we aspire to deliver the highest possible standards of teaching. Our international teaching and student body offers the opportunity to gain a practical, first-hand knowledge of world issues and cultures. At Greengates School every child and every family is the centre of our attention as we aim to be better every day and work as a tight knit community, committed to the global good, through the achievement of academic excellence.

Greengates School Mission

Greengates, a British International School, is a multi-cultural community committed to inspire all individuals to reach their full potential in every aspect of life.

We encourage our students to develop character, self-discipline, respect and reflection in a challenging learning environment which honours individual differences. At Greengates we act with integrity and seek to motivate our students to become socially responsible citizens while achieving academic excellence.


The Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP) and the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) accredit Greengates School. Greengates is an official International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School and Exam Centre since 1986. It is an official Exam Centre for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course examinations, which are developed under the authority of Cambridge Assessment International Education. Greengates is also an official test centre for the ACT and SAT.


Greengates welcomes students on the basis of a completed application form, previous school records, interview, and admissions testing. Students are admitted without regard for nationality, ethnicity, gender or religious affiliation. For more information contact the Admissions Office at

Student Body

Greengates accepts children from diverse educational backgrounds, and successfully prepares its student for further study anywhere in the world. Over 50 different nationalities are represented and while there is always a significant population of long-term locally based students, annual turnover averages 20%, so newcomers are ever present and warmly embraced.

Teaching Body

Greengates only employs qualified and experienced teachers and seeks to attract the best candidates locally and internationally.


The aim of the IPC is to help every child enjoy the learning of a wide range of subjects and to develop an enquiring mind and a sense of his or her own nationality and culture, at the same time developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others.

In the Secondary School, Form 1, 2 and 3 students take English, Spanish, mathematics, science, history, geography, French, PE, IT, drama, music, PSHE and art.

Students in Form 4 and 5 prepare for the Cambridge IGCSE examinations. All students must take English, mathematics and Spanish. In addition, five subjects are chosen from biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography, sociology, French, art and design, music, drama, ICT and business studies.

In the Sixth Form, all students follow the International Baccalaureate Programme. The following subjects are taught: English, Spanish, French, history, economics, geography, psychology, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, music and visual arts. They also follow a course in Theory of Knowledge and participate in Creativity, Action and Service activities.

Estado de México, Mexico
+52 55 5373 00 88