Our Mission

Our commitment is to deliver a bilingual education of a high academic level with values that reflect the challenges of today’s society in a global environment.

Our Vision

We dream of building an excellent school where children and adolescents can develop their life plan in an affectionate family environment aspiring to encourage in them values inspired by respect, solidarity, responsibility and happiness.


The members of the Educational Community of Colegio Lirima have created the current Education Project in which are considered the following points:

  • Contextualizacion of the school in its surroundings.
  • A definition of our profiles, originating from a series of initiatives and values that distinguish us.
    This Education Project is inspired by our philosophy: It is the same in every level of the school.
  • It is the departure point that guides and inspires our educational actions, like that- as with all of the curricular and organizational decisions.
  • It is open and susceptible to change.

Brief History of Colegio Lirima

Colegio Lirima is a non-religious private school, originating from Cristian ideology, which respects all cultures and was founded on October 31st 1985. The name Lirima is synonomous with a small village in the foothills of the Andes not far from Iquique. It was chosen due to its close community spirit where the villagers  built their own school.

Colegio Lirima is recognized for its multiculturism and its bilingual education of Spanish / English  (especially in Infant and Junior School). The school vision is to achieve excellence where the students can develop in an affectionate family environment, and their dreams
will be realized inspired by the core values of respect,  responsibility, solidarity and happiness.
The educational promise is to offer a high level, bi-lingual education with an emphasis on values which enables our students to interact with society on a global level.

The curriculum is based on an integral education where the family plays a large part and the students emotional, social and rationalizing skills are developed along with their creativity, goal orientation  and leadership.
Colegio Lirima is notorious for its results in SIMCE and PSU (National Based Exams) occupying 1st place regionally in both 4th and 8th  grade SIMCE in the subjects of Natural and Social Sciences ,History and Geography.
The emblem of the school incorporates 3 elements: the sun, the  mountain and the sea which depict the geographical features of the 1st region of Chile.

The Sun: This represents the light of knowledge and its life giving energy.

The Mountain: This represents the challenges that the school and all of  its students have to face to succeed.

The Sea: This represents our world, both inner and global, that is ready to explore, discover and love and the depth of knowledge and insight.


Present Day.

Colegio Lirima is at present situated at La Tirana Avenue 4650 where it is officially recognized by the Ministry of Education as a Cooperative School of State Education and corresponding to the Article N° 544 of July 10th 1986.

It is a private,non-religious, co-educational school with a distinct form of teaching bilingually in Spanish and English . This permeates the schools curriculum and qualifies our students,as future members of society in the 21st century, to be protagonists on a global level.
Despite being non-religious,it was inspired by Cristian ideology  yet is still open and respectful to all creedences.
The School caters to students in Infant, Junior and Senior levels in a scientific/ humanistic  form.

For that reason,we have defined our mission as to “Offer  a bilingual education of a high academic level with values that reflect the challenges of today’s society in a global environment.


Address: Av. La Tirana 4650 - Iquique - Chile
Telephone: +56-57-461400
FAX: +56-57-461400
Others: +56 - 57 - 461401


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