Our Headmaster welcomes you
In Markham, the journey begins when children 3 or 4 years old and takes them on a journey towards eventual success in the National Programme or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The language skills are laid down in English and Spanish that lead to confident, fluent users of both these languages. Nearly all our IB students achieve a Bilingual Diploma, which is quite remarkable for any school. The skills of how to learn, to research to collaborate and communicate the results of this study are developed throughout their education at Markham.
Learning also takes place out of the classroom, and we want students to see how the skills they use in other activities are the same as the ones they use in their studies.
One of the attributes that separate Markham from most other schools in the region is the breadth and richness of our activities programme and the educational trips that take place outside school. We take students from the desert to the mountains and the jungle to experience the rich diversity of Peru. These can be service projects such as building houses for the homeless. They can be academic studies on field trips related to courses. They can be physically demanding challenges that push young people out of their comfort zone. On many of these, younger children are led by older students as well as the adults.
Markham is proud to be a Round Square School. This worldwide organisation links excellent schools from around the world that share ideals. It gives us the opportunities to send our young people on exchanges to places they would not normally visit. To attend and take part in conferences and service projects where they meet and work with students from other Round Square schools. Through this, we achieve a broad education with an international outlook that is firmly rooted in Peruvian and Latin American culture.
I hope this website gives you a chance to get to know Markham College and enjoy the experience as much as I do.
Mr Chris Binge
Welcome from our Peruvian Director
Marco Bassino, alumni and now school Director, knows very well the philosophy of what we were, what we are and where we’re going to as a world-class educational institution.
“As an educator, our challenge is to prepare our alumni to live in a society that doesn’t exist yet, because it’s in the future. The future is difficult to envision, due to the speed of innovation imposed by technology in our personal and professional lives. This is why I am deeply proud of my school, as we pursue not only academic education but shaping Peruvians with a fertile imagination, free mind and solid ethics.”
Mr Marco Bassino