Message from the Senior Section

Welcome to the Senior Section, where I am privileged to lead close to 500 pupils and over 60 members of staff, in the last four years of their secondary education at Craighouse. 

Academically, pupils in Year 9 complete their IB Middle Years program (MYP), first started in Year 5. Our Year 10 pupils begin and our Year 11 pupils continue, with the IB Diploma program (DP) methodology, encompassing content from the national curriculum, in preparation for final DP and University entrance exams in Year 12.

Along with the Craighouse Formative curriculum, and many co-curricular activities, we aim to develop our pupils' ability to express emotions, develop critical and reflective thinking skills, personal autonomy, responsibility and positive self-esteem.

Developing such characteristics, both as individuals and through engagement with others, is key if pupils are to make the most of their own future and contribute positively to our world. Life is full of challenges and we must ensure in these last four years, that we have instilled the confidence and resilience to embrace and overcome them.

The Craighouse identity is maintained in Senior through strong bonds with staff, pupils and parents and it is fundamental this connection is maintained with mutual respect and trust.

I look forward to working together with our community as we strive for the best.


Mark Cross


Mark Cross

Head of Senior Section

Matthew Jones

Deputy Head of Section

Ana María Cabrera

Deputy Head of Section

Fernanda Silva

Academic Coordinator

Sylvia Lagos


Nicolás Fortunato


Andrea Alcérreca

Section Assistant


Year 9
A Mercedes Paz
B Andrés Moreno
C Macarena Andrade
D Silvia Meyer
E Ignacia Méndez
F Sebastián Sanhueza
Year 10
A Christian González
B   Ana Díaz
C Carolina Albertz
D Brunilda San Martín
E Ricardo Solís
F Douglas Díaz
Sergio Poblete (Head of Department)
Alejandra Soto - Mauricio Bustos
Christian Guzmán -  Alejandra Zumaran
Germán Maraboli -  Angel Fuentes
Alfredo Calderón (Head of Department)
Grace Geiger (Coordinator)
Paz Allendes
Carla Chavez
Leyla Alfaro
María Morillo
Matthew Jones
Eduardo Riquelme (Head of Department)
Francisca Yunis - Magdalena Melkonian
María Ignacia Méndez - Francisco Toro
Carlos Rañilao - Magdalena Parada
Physical Education & Sports
Andrés Moreno (Director de Deportes
Elías Santillán -  Felipe Tapia
Christian González -  Douglas Díaz
Mercedes Paz -  Patricio Ortiz
Philosophy & Psychologist / TOK
 Camilo Fajardo (Coordinator TOK)
Brunilda San Martín (TOK) - María Paz Acuña (TOK)

Sofía de la Fuente -  José Peirano

Fernanda Morales
 Claudia Frez
Consuelo Gutiérrez (Coordinator)
Year 11
A Christian Guzmán
B Alfredo Calderón
C Eduardo Riquelme
D Sergio Poblete
E Francisca Yunis
Year 12
A Francisco Toro
B Mauricio Bustos
C Pamela Noveroy
D Hugo Cisterna
E Claudia Figueroa
Viviana León 
Social Science
Sócrates Aguilera (Head of Department)
Ricardo Solís - Claudia Figueroa
Sebastián Sanhueza - Pamela Noveroy
Macarena Andrade - Carolina Albertz
Carolina Hafemann
Carmen Habinger (Head of Department)
Carolina Valdebenito - Ana Díaz - Elba Saa
Gabriel Santibáñez - Andrés González
Jeannette Toloza - María José Meneses
Pamela Corrales - Gloria Paredes -  Patrick Lyons
Andrés Chacón (Head of Department)
Visual Arts
Hugo Cisterna (Head of Department)
Silvia Meyer
Technology and Computer Science
José Manzanares (TIC)

Pamela Villafaena

Social Service & Experiential Learning
Consuelo Gutiérrez (Head)
Constanza Tike
Inquiry Centre
Pamela Dragas
Formative Area
María Paz Saumann (Director of Formative Area)
Constanza Rivera - María Soledad Díaz
María José Montané

Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is a demanding and stimulating two-year international curriculum that all our pupils take between Years 10 and 12 .

The Diploma Programme prepares pupils for university and future life, encouraging them to pose complex questions, learn how to learn, develop a strong personal and cultural identity and understand people from other countries and cultures and communicate with them.

The IB Diploma curriculum, complemented and developed in conjunction with the Chilean curriculum, allows pupils to develop complex thinking skills, which will enable them to engage in any field, both personal and professional, upon finishing their education at Craighouse School. 

The complementary work between the IB Diploma curriculum and the national curriculum offers pupils the tools to access university and develop successfully inside and outside university.

After the two-year programme, pupils undergo internal and external assessment (with examinations that are evaluated by external examiners) that measure their individual performance regarding the objectives established for each subject. 

All our pupils sit for the external assessment in English, in order to obtain an English certificate issued by the IBO. In addition, the pupils who so wish, may sit for certifications for all the subjects they have studied throughout the IB Diploma programme. If they fulfil the requirements of this assessment, they obtain a diploma that is recognised by prestigious universities both in Chile and abroad, as a possible entrance exam for higher education.


Asignaturas Diploma IB

Considering how developed technology is today, Craighouse School has decided to make available to families informative blogs, the purpose of which is to provide tools and technological resources that reinforce the knowledge, skills and habits acquired in class.

Enter to the site Electividad IB

Career Guidance

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