On March 16th, with fifty-eight pupils, nine of whom were boarders, Craighouse School opened its doors. This bilingual institution, which during its first years was boys-only, was founded by Mr Charles T. Darling and his wife, Joan Gibson-Craig-Charmichael—Mrs Darling— in a rented house at La Concepción, Providencia, Santiago. The name of the school stems from Mrs Darling’s surname Craig, to which the word ‘house’ was added to reflect one of the core values of this institution: its family-oriented ethos.