Education Programmes » Secondary



We deliver international programmes in English integrated with the Uruguayan national curriculum in Spanish.


Students are prepared to sit for Cambridge examinations, such as the First Certificate in English (FCE) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The latter is a renowned programme which helps to develop creativity, research skills, critical thinking and problem solving in Secondary 3 and 4 students.


IC is authorized to provide the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Secondary 5 and 6, a curriculum which focuses on working with global contexts through inquiry, action and reflection.


Secondary students have a weekly assembly in which they discuss current regional and international issues. Secondary also works with interdisciplinary projects which encourage the connection of knowledge.


Secondary Leadership Team


MartinMartín Arévalo
Director de Secundaria

Martín Arévalo is an effective teacher in Secondary Education, with more than a decade of experience in the public and private education sector. He graduated from the Centro Regional de Profesores del Litoral in Salto (Uruguay).

He has worked as an educational manager at the Liceo de Punta del Este, being part of the management team. Martín has completed his formation in Digital Competences for the Managerial Role and currently, he is studying for a Higher Diploma in Educational Management (FLACSO, Buenos Aires).

Meaningful learning and comprehensive education, a holistic perspective of the student and the implementation of cutting-edge teaching methodologies are the core pillars that guide his role as a Director. His career and professional training have enhanced his leadership skills, turning him into a competent, methodical, communicative and motivating educational manager.

In 2022, Martin will take on the challenge of being Director de Secundaria at International College.



Alicia oleaAlicia Olea
IBDP Coordinator

Alicia Olea has an extensive experience in leadership positions related to the International Baccalaureate programs. She served as an IB Coordinator of the Diploma Program in a prestigious school in Buenos Aires and worked for ten years for the International Baccalaureate Organization as the person in charge of authorization and evaluation processes for IB schools in the Americas region.

Alicia is an English teacher at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Argentina) and has completed postgraduate studies in Educational Management (Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires) and in Educational Technology (FLACSO, Buenos Aires). She received a Fulbright Scholarship from the US government at Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, where she studied International Education.

Her main objectives are to guarantee the successful implementation of the IB programs, promoting reflection on pedagogical practices and a culture of learning and continuous improvement and to offer students a quality education that provides them with opportunities to develop social skills, thinking , research, self-management and to be responsible, empathetic and open-minded global citizens.

Eliana LopezEliana Lopez
IGCSE Coordinator

Eliana is a founding teacher at IC and she is currently the International Exams Coordinator in Secondary.

She has been an English teacher since 2000 when she obtained a CertTESOL from Trinity College London and started teaching at bilingual schools in Montevideo. In 2005 Eliana moved to New Zealand where she spent the next three years of her life travelling around the North and South Islands and teaching English as a Second Language at Language Institutes in Auckland. 

In 2008 Eliana returned to Uruguay and continued working at bilingual schools, always in charge of preparing primary and secondary students to sit for international examinations. In 2009 she became a Cambridge International Primary Programme accredited marker and continued preparing students to sit for other Cambridge Exams such as IGCSE English as a Second language, IGCSE First Language English, First Certificate in English for Schools (currently known as Cambridge English First for Schools) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).