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.
Many Chilean presidents and other notable personalities have studied at this all-male school.
Chilean presidents are Instituto Nacional alumni:Manuel Bulnes Prieto (1841–1851)
Manuel Montt Torres (1851–1861)
José Joaquín Pérez Mascayano (1861–1871)
Federico Errázuriz Zañartu (1871–1876)
Aníbal Pinto Garmendia (1876–1881)
Domingo Santa María González (1881–1886)
José Manuel Balmaceda Fernández (1886–1891)
Federico Errázuriz Echaurren (1896–1901)
Germán Riesco Errázuriz (1901–1906)
Pedro Montt Montt (1906–1910)
Ramón Barros Luco (1910–1915)
Juan Luis Sanfuentes Andonaégui (1915–1920)
Emiliano Figueroa Larraín (1925–1927)
Pedro Aguirre Cerda (1938–1941)
Jorge Alessandri Rodríguez (1958–1964)
Salvador Allende Gossens (1970–1973)
Ricardo Lagos Escobar (2000–2006)
A partial list of renowned Chilean intellectuals who were both alumni and teachers at the Instituto National is given below:Miguel Luis Amunátegui
José Victorino Lastarria
Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna
Other notable alumni include:Ramón Allende Padín
F. J. Duarte
José Toribio Medina
Arturo Prat, War of the Pacific hero.
José Francisco Vergara
Notable intellectuals that taught at the Instituto Nacional include:Andrés Bello, founder of Universidad de Chile
de:Justus Florian Lobeck
Rodolfo Amando Philippi