La Escuela de la Montaña

un proyecto de la asociación Pa Le Qanil

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Read the December 21 newsletter.


2016 scholarships program begins

2016 scholarships recipients and their parents attended the first meeting of the new year Sunday, January 17, to learn about the expectations of students and to receive their first payment. Scholarships are paid out monthly, and students need to submit proof of their grade point average and their receipts for school fees. Students are expected to organize with other scholarship recipients in their community to work on a project that benefits their community. Additionally students are expected to participate in programs of the Mountain School, such as Arte en El Campo and Club Ecologico, a youth activity of the community library. Read more about the scholarships program.


It's not too late to donate to the scholarships fund

The campaign will continue through the end of January. Read more.






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Welcome to La Escuela de la Montaña/The Mountain School

La Escuela de la Montaña is a Spanish language school in Guatemala that gives students the opportunity to experience rural life while they study. During your time here you will receive quality Spanish language instruction while developing an awareness of the social, political and economic realities of Guatemala and Central America. Students at La Escuela de la Montaña stay in the main school building and take their meals with local Mayan families.

For most students, the experience at The Mountain School is one they will never forget. The relationships formed with families and teachers can last a lifetime. Many students return again and again to visit their Guatemalan "family" and refresh their Spanish study.

           Our school is committed to improving the quality of life for our neighbors. Your stay at La Escuela de la Montaña benefits the local communities by providing them work at a fair wage and by supporting our community projects. The school donates a small portion of your tuition towards these projects, and donations from former students and friends of the school provide most of the support.

          The school occupies 2-1/2 acres of what was once a small coffee plantation (finca), and we continue to cultivate coffee on a portion of our property. The grounds are lushly planted with flowers and trees.


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 Approximately 95% of all Mountain School students come because someone they know told them about us. Read more about how you can boost awareness of our excellent Spanish language study program. 

 Read about La Montaña Fund, our U.S. nonprofit.


Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2016 18:17