View to the Senior School

with inset photograph of Mr P S Schor

View to the Senior Gate

2008

View to the Senior Gate

2008

View to the Junior Library

2008

View to the Gymnasium

2008

View to the Junior School

with inset photograph of Mr P S Schor

Tug of War

Mid 1950's

Sports Day at Sayago

Three Legged Race

Hockey

La Blanqueada, 1941

Senior Class

1950's

Les Miserables

Senior School musical production, 2004

Les Miserables

Senior School musical production, 2004

Crazy For You

Senior School musical production, 2005

Fame

Senior School musical production, 2006

Fame

Senior School musical production, 2006

Aida

Senior School musical production, 2007

Annie

Junior School musical production, 2005

Junior School Assembly

2007

Aladdin

Junior School musical production, 2006

Junior Sports Day

Three Legged Race

Junior Sports Day

Egg and Spoon Race

Junior Rugby

Early 1990's

Senior Hockey

Early 1990's

Sports Day Trophies

1950's

Outdoor Gymnastics Class

Late 1940's

Scissor Jump

1950's

Guides and Scouts

with British Minister, Mr. Eugen Millington Drake, 1930's

Scouts Annual Camp

Pajas Blancas 1932

Boys School

1912

Football Team

1912

Miss Saigon

Senior School musical production, 2008

The British Schools

1940's

Centennial Celebrations

2008

Senior Class

1936

Senior School

1960

Centennial Celebrations

2008

Tug of War

2007

Centennial Celebrations

2008

Oliver Twist

Junior School musical production, 2007

101 Dalmatians

Upper students helping Juniors with their dog make-up

Junior School Play

1948

Centennial Celebrations

2008

Peter Pan

Junior Musical production, 2008

Community Commitment

Un Techo para mi PaĆ­s

Deep Caring

Junior School, 2008

Profound Learning

Senior School, 2008

Junior Class

2009

Jungle Book

Junior School musical production, 2009

Uppers Camp

2009

Uppers Camp

2009

Junior Sports

2009

UK Trip

2009

Senior Sports Day

2009

Disco Inferno

Senior School musical production, 2009

UK Trip

2010

UK Trip

2010

Pastoral

2010

Japan Tour

2010

Graduation Ceremony

2010

Senior Rugby

2010

IB Andes

2010

Little Shop of Horrors

Senior School musical production,2010

Little Shop of Horrors

Senior School musical production,2010

History

    

The British Schools, Montevideo, celebrates its founders' day on the 8th of October every year.  The School was established in 1908 with "the object of giving children a complete education, both intellectual and moral, based upon the ideas and principles of the best schools in the British Isles" so that "bonds of understanding and friendship should be established between British children and the children of this country, such bonds being of the greatest value in their future lives." Classes began on the 5th of February 1909 in a building located in Juan Blanes street. As was customary  at the time, there were two separate schools: one for boys and one for girls, and only the Kindergarten section, situated in a different part of town, was mixed. 

  

By 1917 all three sections of the School moved to new premises and in August 1925 H.R.H. the Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone for a new building in the area of Pocitos, which had been "specially designed and built to  meet all the requirements of an up-to-date British school". Dedicated by President José Serrato, in March 1926, the School had separate entrances, stairs and playgrounds for boys and girls and they were taught in separate classrooms.

 

In 1936 marked a watershed for The British Schools: in that year it went co-educational and the official Uruguayan Liceo section was incorporated. Ten years later, the Board of Governors, with a vision of the future development of the Schools decided to buy 10 hectares of land in the outlying area of Carrasco, on which to build a new campus.

 

In 1958, the Senior School moved to Carrasco and finally, in 1965, the Junior moved from Pocitos to its present site. The 70's brought other major changes: The British Schools was amongst the first, worldwide, to introduce the International Baccalaureate; in 1977, two extra pre-university years (Preparatorios) were added to the Senior School, and the administrative structure was changed to include two independent Heads, one for the Senior and one for the Junior School in lieu of the overall School Headmaster.

 

Remaining in the vanguard of educational practices, a pre-school class for 4 year-olds was opened in 1990.  In 1993, a building across the street from the Junior was purchased and refurbished to house this new Kindergarten.

 

In November 1998, a gymnasium was built which hosts a wide variety of sports and other activities.  In 2002 a new Auditorium with 420 seats was built in the Senior.  It is used for concerts, conferences, assemblies, international examinations and School plays.  In 2005, honouring the memory of Mr. P.S. Schor, Headmaster of the School from 1929 to 1961 with the exception of the WW II years, the Auditorium was named after him.

 

While by 1938 the total number of students in the School barely reached the 200 mark, today, there are over 700 children in the Junior School and almost 600 in the Senior School. Over the years, graduates from The British Schools have, through their achievements and contributions to society, become leaders in the community. At every level of society they have exercised their influence by applying the knowledge, skills and values they acquired during their formative years at the School.

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