Name origin

The School was named in honour of Sir Clements Robert Markham KCB FRS (1830 – 1916) who was a geographer, explorer and writer who researched and promote Peru, as well as its history, culture and nature.

Academic programmes

School profile
2019-2020 Markham College profile.

“Student body:

94% Peruvian pupils, 6% foreign and Round Square exchange pupils.

34 countries currently represented.”


School total is approximately 2000 pupils.

Professional affiliations

Round Square International; International Baccalaureate Programme; University of Cambridge International Examinations; London College of Music (LCM); Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC); ADCA; UDCA.

Diplomas, awards and certificates

IGCSE Certificates; National Programme Diploma; International Baccalaureate Diploma; English Language Certificates (PET, FCE, CAE); Duke of Edinburgh’s International AwardLondon College of Music Certificates (LCM).


Most pupils are admitted into the Early Years Section. These applications are held one year prior to entering the College during our normal entry process. Admissions evaluations to all other year groups are held at scheduled times throughout the year, pending the availability of spaces.

Financial aid

Scholarships are only available for pupils already enrolled in the Upper School. 


The shield was designed by Mr Victor Fernando Corante Pajuelo at the request of the Board of Governors in April 1949. 

The College motto represented on the shield is: Studiis et Rebus Honestis. According to a professor from the Classics Department at the University of Cambridge, as taken from the words of Horace, these words may best be translated as: For honourable studies and pursuits.