Colegio San Agustin

Colegio San Agustin

The San Agustin High School (Colegio San Agustín in Spanish) is a private high school located in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Augustinians settled in Cochabamba in 1950 to contribute to the education in Bolivia. They founded the high school in 1954 and it started its activities in 1955. Since its inception, the San Agustin High School has focused on providing a strong technical background to its students. Most of them have obtained a degree in engineering or sciences, as critical thinking has been mainly promoted among its students. There have been students who obtained higher education and professional recognition in the social sciences as well. This high school is regarded as Bolivia's best high school due to the performance of its students in science contests as well as the performance shown by its graduates in both the public and the private sectors within Bolivia and abroad. The year 2005 marked the school's 50th anniversary. In that occasion, it was awarded the Order of the Condor of the Andes, which is the Bolivian government's highest distinction.

Bolivia's Vice President Álvaro García Linera and former President Eduardo Rodríguez Veltze are notable alumni of the school.

This high school has been managed by The San Agustin Educational Foundation (Fundación Educacional San Agustín (FESA)) since the 28th of August 1992. Previously, it was managed by the Augustinians.

Read more about Colegio San Agustin:  Notable Alumni

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