At the invitation of Archbishop Ismael Perdomo, two Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary from the Eastern American Province went to Bogota in 1947 to make preparations for a school.
RSHM House in Bogota, Colombia
The school opened in March 1948 and shortly after a free school and a social work center were established.
RSHM sisters in Colombia
Within five years, the RSHM opened schools in Barranquilla and Medellin as well. Later the religious became involved in work in the rural areas. RSHM presence continued in Columbia until the mid-1980's.
After the sisters left Columbia, the three schools continued under lay leadership that has maintained the RSHM mission and spirit. Today Colegio Marymount in Medellin and the Marymount Schools in Bogota and Barranquilla are members of the RSHM Network of Schools.