Instituto Nacional Mejía
|Instituto Nacional Mejía|
|Vargas N13-93 y Arenas
|School type||Public, High school|
|Motto||Latin: Per Áspera Ad Astra
(Through adversity to the stars)
|Patron saint(s)||Jose Mejía Lequerica|
|Founded||1 June 1897|
|Rector||Lic. Eduardo Arias|
|Principal||Dr. Milton Cahueñas Estrella|
|Number of students||approximately 8000|
|Schedule type||morning and evening|
|Sports||Soccer, basketball, athletics, tennis, judo|
Facade of the Central Building for Today
Instituto Nacional Mejía is a public secondary educational institution in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. It was founded on June 1, 1897. Depends Ecuador Government through the Ministry of Education.
It is a secular and experimental High School that educates, prepares and graduates its students with a critical - reflexive mind, and provides them with a scientific humanist instruction which is compromised with social change and national development.
The school motto is the Latin phrase Per áspera ad astra literally translated as "On the rough path to the stars", but more commonly translated as "Per Aspera Ad Astra" (through adversity to the stars).
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Fiestas del Mejia
Each year, the celebrations for the anniversary of its creation are a huge spectacle 
- Biography of Eloy Alfaro
- "Desde este viernes 19 empiezan las Fiestas del "Mejía" :: Ecuadorinmediato :: Celebración en grande del prestigioso colegio quiteño". Ecuadorinmediato. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2012-08-29.