La Escuela de la Montaña

un proyecto de la asociación Pa Le Qanil

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$11,911 raised so far for scholarships fund

Many thanks to the many of you have so generously donated to the Mountain School scholarships program and our other projects. So far $6,911 has been donated to the scholarships fund, which, with the donated $5,000 to match the first $5,000 in donations, adds up to $11,911. Only $4,107 is still needed to cover this year's scholarships program, which will cover 48 middle school and 24 high school students in 2017. See the 2017 budget. To contribute now in support of the scholarships program, click here.


Thank you so much for your many donations to other projects at the Mountain School: $2,350 to use where it's most needed, $210 for community health, and $120 for literacy. All donations go directly to La Montaña Fund, a U.S. nonprofit, eligible for tax deductions in the U.S. as well as company matching fund donations. If you would like to make a donation now, click here.


Read about our other Mountain School projects, supported by your donations. The community library offers programs for children, teens, and women in the community. Free Saturday art and music classes are offered through our Arte en El Campo program. In 2017 we will open the new computer Lab for the first time. Fatima's Casa de Salud is also supported through donations.


If you would like to make a donation now, click here.   You can track this year's progress toward the match through the thermometer on our home page.


Employer matching fund information.

Information about La Montaña Fund.

Click here to donate now. We appreciate your support!!

Read about our other projects.





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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 scholarships program, the community library, Arte en El Campo (free art and music classes for kids and youth), and the Coffee Project. 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 Tuesday, 23 August 2016 22:57