College Counseling

College Counseling

Colegio Católico José Engling

CEEB Code: 930208

Main office: +593 02 2374329

Counseling office: +593 2 2374329 ext. 117


Principal: Mónica Cornish de Arteta,

IB Coordinator: Ana Cristina Sevilla Proaño

School Counselor: María Angélica Buendía Lizarralde

About Our School

Colegio Católico José Engling is a mixed private school that serves 980 students in grades (Pk-12). Our school opened in September 2001 with only six students and four employees. Ten years later, in July 2011, our school was already graduating its first senior class of 21 students.

Our school is certified by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, and in 2013, it also became an International Baccalaureate Organization. Our IB Diploma Programme (DP) has a very high success rate: At the end of the 2021-2022 school year, 100% of our graduating IB candidates successfully completed the programme.

Additionally, our school offers bilingual learning, as well as personalized academic guidance and college counseling programmes. José Engling Catholic School is known for the values it instils upon its students. We are strongly committed to constant pedagogical betterment and innovation.


  • Ecuadorian Ministry of Education Accreditation.
  • Personalized and differentiated learning.
  • Catholic values.
  • Family and community building activities.
  • Investment in high-success educational programmes and innovative pedagogical approaches.
  • High quality educational standards.
  • 50% of students register for the IB Diploma.
  • 14 IB subjects offered at both high and standard levels.
  • 42 highly qualified teachers.
  • International staff who contribute new best teaching practices.
  • Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE)


Our high school curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate standards of learning. The academic program is organized around a block schedule through which students take four 80-minute block classes every day and one 20-minute class with their head teacher once a week. Our IB courses span the entire school year.

The following IB subjects are currently offered at our institution:

  • Group 1: Literature and Language HL & Literature HL
  • Group 2: English HL
  • Group 3: Economics HL and SL / History HL / Psychology HL and SL / Global Politics
    HL and SL / World Religions SL / Environmental Systems and Societies SL
  • Group 4: Physics, Chemistry and Biology SL
  • Group 5: Mathematics: Analyses and Approaches SL / Mathematics: Application
    and Interpretation SL
  • Group 6: Visual Arts SL
  • Diploma Programmed Core: CAS, Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge

The school year is divided into two terms. Each term includes three marking periods and a term test for each subject. In each term, marks account for 80% of the term score and the term test corresponds to 20% of the overall term score.

Marking Scale:

/100 School Letter IB  
100 10 A 6-7 Outstanding
95 9.5
90 9
89 8.9 B 4-5 Very Good
80 8
79 7.9 C 3 Good
71 7.1
70 7 D 1-2 Fair
Below 70 Below 7 F 0 Fail


We provide class ranks to our students, but we evaluate them individually and emphasize their strengths.

The school's GPA is computed using the scale presented above. GPA is obtained from all reported marks in all subjects from the first year of primary school to the fifth year of secondary school. Additionally, each student has to complete a 200-hour community service graduation requirement (120 hours during the fifth year of secondary school and 80 hours during the sixth year of secondary school). All marks, including those achieved during students’ sixth year of secondary school, are recorded and included in school transcripts, which are sent to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education.

There were 87 graduates in the class of 2020.

Post High School Placement

75% enrolled in a 4-year college.
25% postponed studies due to COVID-19

University Acceptances:

Class of  2020
IE Business School - UK Manchester University - UK
Exeter University - UK New Castle University - UK
Loyola University Chicago - US City London University - UK
Newcastle University - UK Kings College - UK
Florida Institute Of Technology - US IED Escola Superior De Diseny Barcelona - Spain
Furman University - US Saint Louis University - Spain
Loyola University New Orleans - US Francisco Vittoria - Spain
Lycoming College - US St. Francis Xavier - Canada
Seton Hall University - US Simon Fraser University - Canada
St. John's University -US Universidad De Valencia - Spain
Syracuse University - US Universidad Panamericana - México
Texas Christian University - US Universidad de Navarra - Spain
Georgia Institute of Technology -US University Of Delaware - US
University of Southern California - US Oregon State University - US
Illinois Institute of Technology - US Auburn University - US
Loyola Maryland - US University Of Nottingham - UK
New York Institute of Technology - US Massey University - New Zealand
Penn State (Schreyer’s Honors College) - US University Of Stirling - Scotland
Binghampton University - US University Of Essex - UK
University Of San Francisco (Honors College) - US University Of Liverpool - UK
Trinity University - US University Of Glasgow - Scotland
Erasmus University College - Holland Bournemouth University - UK
Dalhaousie - Canada ESADE Business School - Spain
Anglo American University - Praga Universidad Anahuac Cancún - México
St. Thomas University -US Universidad San Francisco de Quito - Ecuador
St. Johns University - US Universidad de las Américas - Ecuado
Kalamazoo - US Universidad Internacional - Ecuador

There were 72 graduates in the class of 2019.

Post High School Placement

74% enrolled in a 4-year college.
26% enrolled in a 1-year exchange program

University Acceptances:

Class of  2019
Universidad Iuav de Venecia - Italy Lyon University – France
Centro Studi Idea Verona - Italy GISMA Business School - Germany
Universidad de Navarra - Spain IE Business School- Spain
ISDE - Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía - Spain Select Aviation - Canada
Universidad de Exeter – UK Universidad de Nebrija - Spain
Universidad Sacro Quoro - Italy NYU University – US
Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Spain Universidad San Francisco de Quito - Ecuador
Universidad de Granada - Spain Universidad de Las Américas - Ecuador
Cowley County Community College – US Universidad Internacional del Ecuador - Ecuador
Tecnológico de Monterrey - México  

There were 42 graduates in the class of 2018.

Post High School Placement

79% enrolled in a 4-year college.
21% enrolled in a 1-year exchange program.

University Acceptances:

Class of 2018
Bowdoin College – US Universidad de Los Andes – Colombia
Manchester University - UK Dickinson College – US
Centro Studi Idea Verona – Italy Drury University – US
Tamwood Careers - Canada Polytechnic de Leiría - Portugal
Università Iuav di Venezia – Italy Franciscan University of Steubenville - US
Universidad Zamorano – Honduras Universidad San Francisco de Quito - Ecuador
Universidad de Navarra – España Universidad de Las Américas - Ecuador

There were 53 graduates in the class of 2017.

Post High School Placement

80% enrolled in a 4-year college.
20% enrolled in a 1-year exchange program.

University Acceptances:

Class of 2017
Maryville University - US Drury University - US
Universidad de La Salle - Spain St. Thomas University - US
Les Roches Bluches - Swiss Universidad Internacional del Ecuador - Ecuador
Brock University - Canada Universidad San Francisco de Quito -Ecuador
Trent University - US Universidad de Las Américas - Ecuador
Universidad de Navarra - Spain Universidad Internacional del Ecuador - Ecuador

There were 36 graduates in the class of 2016.

Post High School Placement

83.3% enrolled in a 4-year college.
13.3% enrolled in a 1-year exchange program.
3.3% selected work or technical instruction.

University Acceptances:

Class of 2016
Bentley - US Northeastern University - US
Dalhousie - Canada Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) - Canada
Drury University - US Ringling College of Art
Emily Carr University of Art and Design -- Canada Savannah College of Art and Design - US
High Point University - US School of the Art Institute of Chicago - US
Hult International School of Business - UK Suffolk University - US
Lynn University - US University of British Columbia - Canada
Marymount University - US Universidad de Los Hemisferios - Ecuador
Navarra - Spain Universidad San Francisco de Quito - Ecuador