Davy College is situated on 6.5 hectares of land in the fertile valley of Cajamarca, Peru. The three divisions of pre-school (Inicial), primary and secondary are housed in seven buildings with the library and the coliseum separate. Each classroom has at least one computer connected to the Internet. The model of three computers per classroom is in the process of being implemented in accordance with the college’s Technology Plan.
In the administration building (Building A) are found the offices of the superintendent, secondary director, the business office, admissions office and the Second Language Acquisition Department. The offices surround a patio and fountain which reflect the strong influence of Cajamarca on the school.
Building B is part of the secondary school during the day and CETPRO in the evenings. Language classes in English and Spanish are taught in this building.
Building C is another secondary classroom building for English and Spanish language instruction on the first floor. On the second floor, the art program and French program are found.
Building D also is a classroom building for secondary students. The bottom floor is home to the school’s three computer laboratories which are in constant use. On the top floor are the music and guidance departments.
Building E is the secondary mathematics and science building. On the first floor are the office of the science department and four state-of-the art science laboratories. Each lab has multiple uses. All can be used for general science or biology. Two of the four can be used for chemistry and two of the four can be used for physics. Every student from grade 6-12 has science 6 periods a week with a double laboratory period for hands-on learning. This is consistent with our philosophy that learning must include both didactic and practical experiences.
On the second floor of building E are four large classrooms each of which can be divided in half for groups of up to twenty students. The mathematics and humanities classes share this area with an office shared by the Heads of Department that facilitates planning for the MYP and IB diploma programs which the college is authorized to offer.
Building F is the primary building. There are three parts which house 18 classrooms for students from kindergarten to grade five. There are three classes at each grade level. One is taught in English and one is taught in Spanish. The third class is taught by a bilingual national teacher either English, Spanish or transition as the needs of the school determine. Also included in the primary school building is the infirmary for all primary and secondary students.
Located at the entrance to the campus is the pre-school or Inicial program. There are ten classrooms for students two, three and four years of age. The administrative complex for Inicial contains the office of the coordinator, meeting rooms and the infirmary for the pre-schoolers. These classrooms were designed by the cooperative efforts of our architects and the teachers who use the area. Each classroom has ample storage for educational materials, a wet and dry area, three computers with Internet connection and pre-schooler size bathrooms. This area provides an excellent learning environment for Davy College’s youngest students.
Davy College is extremely proud of the area called the Coliseum. In addition to the official size basketball court with pull-out stands for the fans, there is a stage for dramatic productions or for the monthly assemblies for parents of the primary students. General assemblies of the whole school and the regularly scheduled secondary assemblies are also held in this area.
Our sports and physical education programs are conducted either in the Coliseum or on the fields behind buildings C, D and E. The land in front of the college has been also developed into another soccer field as part of the school’s master facilities plan. It also includes two multi-use platforms for tennis, volleyball, soccer or basketball.
Students may eat either inside of the cafeteria or outside on the covered patio. They have the choice of bringing lunch from home or buying their lunch from our food service provider. This year, the food service is being operated by the owner of the “Querubin”, one of Cajamarca’s finest restaurants.
The Davy Library combines the traditional print and non-print resources in English and Spanish with technology to complement that already in the classrooms. Our students will now be able to manage information from a variety of sources. They can do the independent and guided research necessary to meet the rigors of our academic programs especially the ‘personal projects’ for the MYP program and the ‘internal assessments’ and ‘extended essays’ of the IB diploma program. Located next to the primary building, it is easily accessible for students to begin developing their research skills early in their school years or just to get a book to read and enjoy. You can check out the collection by clicking on the library link on the main page of the school website.
For 2008, Davy College has renovated the computer technology labs. Expanding the classrooms an additional three meters has been it possible to create two laboratories with five modules of five workstations each. Equipped with Smart Board technology, this new design will allow students to work collaboratively better preparing them to the world of work after completing university.