La Escuela de la Montaña

un proyecto de la asociación Pa Le Qanil

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Annual fundraising campaign to support Mountain School projects begins

New donor provides “match” of $5,000

Thanks to your tremendous support, this year our scholarships program provided assistance to 79 students from our neighboring communities. Fifteen students graduated from high school, many prepared to start their careers - some in bookkeeping, some as mechanics - and others planning to work until they can go to university.


Your support made that possible! The scholarships program is entirely funded by donations from former students and friends of the Mountain School. This program costs approximately $20,000 - $25,000 each year, depending on the number of students. Traditionally we have provided 80-120 scholarships each year. Your donations provide the scholarships, the monthly talks, and transportation for the Santa Anita students to attend the monthly meetings. Administrative costs are paid for by the Mountain School.


Money goes a long way here. $130 will pay for a middle school scholarship for an entire year, and a high school scholarship costs just $330. See more about what money can buy in Guatemala.


Be part of this wonderful program that has affected the lives of hundreds of students. Approximately 1,080 scholarships have been awarded since the program began in 1998.


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.


Our other Mountain School projects are also 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.


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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