La Escuela de la Montaña

Learn Spanish with us

A unique Spanish school in the western highlands of Guatemala where you not only will learn Spanish with wonderful teachers but will get to know the families in these Mayan communities, hear about the political and labor history of this region, and enjoy the lush mountains.


Learn Spanish online with the same wonderful teachers you’d get in person. Individual lessons via Skype, scheduled at your convenience.

Go to Communities


Our students take meals with the families of two communities: Nuevo San José and Fátima, who had labor struggles on the fincas where they lived, eventually winning money they were owed but losing their homes and their jobs in the process.

Go to Projects


We have several projects with the communities: scholarships, coffee, Arte en el Campo, Fátima’s Casa de Salud, and the community library.

Go to donate


Help us support the community projects in areas around the school. These families are determined to improve their future and we help them get there.

Go to Facilities


The school is on 2.5 acres of lush landscape, with indoor and outdoor study areas, a kitchen, a library with 1,000+ books on Spanish learning along with an excellent selection of books in English and in Spanish.

Go to Pricing


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.

Go to airport pick up

airport pick up

Request a guide or transportation service to the Mountain School, from the airport.

Go to Travel


Directions on how to get to the Mountain School.

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Common questions about The School – if you don’t find your answer, contact us!

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