We are very excited to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Markham College!
Founded in 1946, Markham College has a long tradition of high academic standards. With notable alumni in many areas, the College is internationally recognised for providing a competitive bilingual education that allows our students to access the best local and international universities.
Today, we invite you to celebrate a long history of education, and join us in looking forward to many more years of success!
1. The school Houses are named after British people who contributed to Peru’s independence, and this is reflected in the 4 colours of the laurels.
2. The laurel is inspired by the Peruvian shield, symbolising Markham’s connection to Peru.
3. The red and white ribbon celebrates the anniversary of Peru’s 200 years of independence, which are also celebrated this year.
4. The lion is the most recognisable Markham icon from the Markham shield.
At that time, the College was surrounded by cotton fields and the Panamerican Highway was only 100 metres away.
The College’s walls, up to one metre high, were built without cement reinforcement. There was a dining room, bedrooms for the student boarders and even a gymnasium large enough to include a badminton court.
The buildings’ French windows faced north. The field had an irrigation ditch that completely surrounded it.
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