Instituto Nacional Mejía

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Instituto Nacional Mejía
Vargas N13-93 y Arenas
Quito, Pichincha
Coordinates0°12′44.9814″S 78°30′17.715″W / 0.212494833°S 78.50492083°W / -0.212494833; -78.50492083
School typePublic, High school
MottoLatin: Per Áspera Ad Astra
(Through adversity to the stars)
Religious affiliation(s)Laicism
Patron saint(s)Jose Mejía Lequerica
Founded1 June 1897 (1897-06-01)
FounderEloy Alfaro
RectorLic. Eduardo Arias
PrincipalDr. Milton Cahueñas Estrella
Number of studentsapproximately 8000
Schedule typemorning and evening
Color(s) Yellow  and  Blue 
SportsSoccer, basketball, athletics, tennis, judo
NicknamePatrón Mejía
Instituto Nacional Mejía Edificio Central.JPG
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.[1] 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 "through rough path to the stars", but generally translated as "Per Aspera Ad Astra" (through adversity to the stars).


Fiestas del Mejia[edit]

Each year, the celebrations for the anniversary of its creation are a huge spectacle [2]


  1. ^ Biography of Eloy Alfaro
  2. ^ "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.

Coordinates: 0°12′44.9814″S 78°30′17.715″W / 0.212494833°S 78.50492083°W / -0.212494833; -78.50492083