In 1964, a group of British, American, and Peruvian citizens gathered together to create a distinctive school in Arequipa. Prescott's founders were Mrs. Rosemary Latham de Barreda, Samuel Lozada Tamayo, Eduardo Bedoya Forga, Jeannette Ricketts Mary Burgess, Gwynne Schulz, Werner Foulkes and Arnolfo Valdivia (Mrs. Latham is still with us today as a board member, and is a familiar figure on campus).
Prescott's founders dreamed of a co-educational school that would provide a wholesome education with high academic standards and intensive teaching of English as a means of international communication and understanding. This dream came true to be realized in April, 1965, with the first classes of 4-5 year olds in a small house in Vallecito. Colegio Anglo Americano Prescott was born.
Over time, the school grew and changed premises, with the support of Mr. Frank Michell, a British citizen and an industrialist, living in Arequipa, who donated the land for the present campus. Mrs. Ana López de Romaña de Michell, the daughter-in-law of the school's original donor, is the vicepresident of our Consultive board.
The school takes its name from that of William H. Prescott, a famous American scholar and devotee of Peruvian history. His spirit of excellence, academic accomplishment, tenacity, and enterprise continue to inspire our students. He helped to make our culture known around the world.