About the CM and Ecuador

About Colegio Menor

Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito is a private, bilingual school that was founded in 1995 and is affiliated with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Goodness, Beauty and Truth are the underlying principles that inspired the founders to create a renaissance school that draws on the best of the international and American school models, while teaching students to understand, respect and celebrate the diversity of Ecuadorian culture.

About Quito and Ecuador

Ecuador is located in the western corner at the top of the South American continent. Ecuador is bordered by Colombia and Peru and the high Andes Mountains form the backbone of the country. It is considered one of the most diverse areas of the world, there are some 25,000 plant species, and over 1,600 known bird species.

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador, and has an elevation of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level and is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil. The historic center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. Quito, along with Kraków, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978.
A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world).

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