Colegio Verbo Divino

College & Education

South America, Chile, Santiago

Colegio del Verbo Divino ("College of the Divine Word" in Spanish) is an institution of learning in Chile catering to grades from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade (cuarto medio). It was founded in 1950 by the Congregación del Verbo Divino ("Congregation of the Divine Word"), which continues administration of the school to present-day. The organization and school's mission is that of forming leaders of the Catholic viewpoint, who will work to contribute social justice and solidarity. The all-boys school is one of the most exclusive and upper-class catholic schools in Santiago; located in the neighbourhood of El Golf within the municipality of Las Condes. The school is recognized for its academic excellence and competitive sports teams, such as track and field and soccer. Many affluent Chileans, including politicians, economists, businessmen, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, and sportsmen, have passed through its doors, including current president Sebastián Piñera.