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Teaching Overseas: Embracing a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Heart of Lima

Colegio Peruano Británico (CPB) is a bilingual, day school situated on 20,000 square meters in the heart of the historic center of Lima, Peru. Your overseas teaching experience with CPB welcomes you with a purpose-built campus beautifully located only seven miles from the Pacific coast and 20 miles from the foothills of the Andes Mountains. For your convenience, within one mile of the school are two shopping centres and the American Embassy. CPB has been established in Lima, Peru for the past six decades, engaging students in rich learning experiences, promoting international mindedness and multicultural respect.

Authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, CPB currently enrolls 934 students of 21 nationalities in UK Years 1–13. The school's inquiry-based curriculum prepares all students for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and acceptance to major universities in Peru and abroad. Students master English and Spanish while working toward efficient knowledge of everyday French. The teaching staff of 104 includes 88 local Peruvian educators to enhance your acclimation to the local culture. CPB is part of the Nord Anglia Education group, promoting British and Peruvian culture along with a global set of values.

CPB’s culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) of all its students is fostered through lessons, discussions, and experiences that go beyond the classroom. To further build kinship, the school uses a British-style House system, where all members of the CPB community belong to one of four Houses. Inter-House competitions and events allow students to socialize, support one another, and build their leadership skills. In addition, students are encouraged to take part in outreach activities, volunteer projects, and fundraising through its Share A Dream Programme.

The school collaborates with MIT, The Julliard School, and UNICEF to expand is students’ worldview and encourage them to apply their talents and make a difference locally and globally. Additionally, high school students study Global Politics and Citizenship, Religion and Ethics, and Business Management, giving them a broader perspective of an increasingly globalized and ever-changing world.

CPB’s unique learning spaces include a newly-remodeled and imaginative area designed specifically for Early Years; large, individualized teaching pavilions for Primary and Secondary; a specially designed teaching pavilion for the IB Diploma; well-equipped science labs; and a coliseum.

Spacious, multifunctional sports facilities, both outdoors and indoors, allow students to practice sports at a recreational and competitive level. The availability of ample court space and equipment provide for basketball, soccer, hockey, track and field, table tennis, handball, martial arts, and volleyball. As proud members of Association of Friendly Private Schools, CPB hosts sports competitions against other educational institutions. CPB’s top athletes train to compete at the annual Nord Anglia Education Global Games.

Well-equipped facilities for dance, music, visual arts, and theater allow students to experiment with different drawing, painting, and sculpture techniques in specially-designed studios. They study techniques used by artists from different historical periods, thereby finding parallels between universal history, the history of Peru, and the history of art. CPB also provides photography equipment and spaces where students connect with their everyday environment through the lens of a camera. Using different fragments of reality, they develop photographic proposals within the framework of a specific theme, emotion, or idea.

CPB hires certified overseas teaching candidates of diverse profiles, including newly-certified teachers and those with a non-teaching partner. They will also consider hiring interns. All teachers must hold an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching. As per government regulations, those up to the age of 70 may obtain a work visa.

The exceptional teach abroad benefits package includes a non-taxed salary, moving and settling-in allowances, and airfare every two years. A tuition benefit of 50% is offered for every dependent. CPB’s affiliation with Nord Anglia School Group allows staff members to receive high-quality professional development and to become part of a global family. Local health insurance, including dental and long-term disability, is provided—with the employee paying a percentage.

To gain access to Colegio Peruano Británico’s full profile on the Search Associates database, including a list of any vacancies, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboards.

Please note: The information presented about this school was valid on the date published. This information may change, and the most up-to-date information can be found on the school profile.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bill Turner’s international teaching career has taken him to Sudan, Italy, Qatar and the UAE as well as his home country of England. His very first teaching position was in rural Sudan.