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Colegio Israelita de México ORT (CIM-ORT)

From 1924 to the present day, Colegio Israelita de México ORT has provided education focused on encouraging students to build their own knowledge. The school's mission is to give students a globalised view of the world, a strong Jewish identity and education and a deep feeling of patriotism and social responsibility. At the same time, students are encouraged to develop a strong passion for knowledge and creativity, and a sense of intellectual curiosity.

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Name of School Colegio Israelita de México ORT (CIM-ORT)
Location Mexico City
Age range Preschool, Elementary, Junior High, High School
Students 643
Teachers 98

CIM-ORT has been a member of the ORT network since 2010. Students of CIM ORT have use of the most up-to-date technologies in computers and robotics, using this technology to participate in ORT national and international competitions and events.

More about CIM-ORT

CIM-ORT's mission is to foster students who are passionate about learning and to contribute to their education with a focus on global vision, Jewish identity, recognition of the centrality of the State of Israel, patriotism, and social responsibility.

Education Philosophy and Vision

CIM ORT's educational philosophy emphasises student-centred education, Jewish values and principles alongside collaborative learning and respect for individuality. The school's aim is to be the best educational option in Mexico for the Jewish community.

Pedagogy and Project Based Learning

CIM ORT's pedagogical foundations are based in programmes and projects designed to achieve personal, social and academic excellence, develop critical thinking, create a strong bond with México through the value of patriotism as well as deliver a profound Jewish education and identity.

The educational projects integrate the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) plans and programmes, technology in a cross curricular manner, environmental education, English program, Hebrew and Jewish education, academic exchanges, cultural trips and all the benefits acquired by the liaison with World ORT and ORT México. CIM ORT is an inclusion school, which enriches both the learning process and the school community.

Central to the school's pedagogical vision are the following principles:

  • An educational methodology focused on the constructivist approach with additional emphasis on the use of technology.
  • A Project Approach in the preschool and elementary school, for students to design, plan and carry out a long-term project and publicly present their work.
  • Project Based Learning in the middle and high school, for students to combine their knowledge with the acquisition of skills and attitudes for solving problems collaboratively. This strategy naturally integrates theory and practice and leads the student to build his or her own knowledge and to develop abilities for life.
  • Problem Based Learning - a dynamic approach to teaching used throughout the school, in which students explore real world problems and challenges.

Jewish Education

The Department of Judaic Studies is viewed as essential by the institution in giving a sense of belonging, responsibility and solidarity with the State of Israel and with the Jewish People at an individual and community level.

To support the learning of Hebrew language, Jewish Traditions and Jewish history, various programmes operate in the school:

Collaboration Projects

GlobalLab provides high school students with access to a virtual platform for students worldwide.

Exchange programmes focused on Robotics and Digital Media with ORT Russia, ORT Argentina and ORT Mexico during the school year.