Instituto Nacional General José Miguel Carrera

Instituto Nacional
General José Miguel Carrera
Founded 10 August 1813
Motto «Labor omnia vincit»
Localization  Chile Santiago, Chile
Owner Municipalidad de Santiago
Gender all men
Selective Process Spanish Language and Math Exams
Principal Fernando Soto Concha
Address Arturo Prat 33, Santiago
• IDE-Andrés Bello
• Revista El Sábado

1, Municipales
1, Municipales (564,93)

Instituto Nacional General José Miguel Carrera, often shortened to Instituto Nacional (National Institute), founded on August 10, 1813 by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera, officially Liceo Ex A-0 - Instituto Nacional General José Miguel Carrera, is Chile's oldest learning institution and its most prestigious school. Its motto is 'Labor Omnia Vincit', which means "Hard work conquers all".

It is an all-male public school teaching 7th and 8th grade of the basic level (Educación Básica) and 1st through 4th grade of the intermediate level (Educación Media). It is located in downtown Santiago, Chile, neighboring the University of Chile's main campus. The exact location is Arturo Prat #33, Santiago, Chile.

Instituto Nacional is considered by many to be one of the best schools in Chile, and the most prestigious one.[1]

Many Chilean presidents and other notable personalities have studied at this all-male school.

Chilean presidents are Instituto Nacional alumni:

A partial list of renowned Chilean intellectuals who were both alumni and teachers at the Instituto National is given below:

Other notable alumni include:

Notable intellectuals that taught at the Instituto Nacional include:


  1. III Ranking "Los mejores colegios de Chile" - Revista "El Sábado", El Mercurio. 8 April 2006. (en PDF)
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