Escuela Caracol

El Rancho Panajachel

Ansprechpartner: Katey Dolezal

+502 5654 3946


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Über uns

Escuela Caracol offers since November 2007 holistic and intercultural education to children around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Our pedagogy is Waldorf-inspired, arts-integrated and multilingual. We strive to foster integration among both indigenous and international families in our community.

Our goal is to nurture and develop the whole child by educating the head, heart and hands, while also encouraging an awareness of humanity’s place within nature and the cosmos.

Our vision for Escuela Caracol is a full primary school, from kindergarten up to 6th grade, that meets the needs of the whole child and raises the educational.

Escuela Caracol seeks to offer a solution to the dilemma of education for both indigenous and international families around Lake Atitlán. Our holistic mode of learning promotes the development of well-rounded and freethinking individuals who possess creative capacities useful in all realms of life.

In Waldorf education, the artistic impulse imbues every lesson, including traditional academic subjects. The distinct focus on creative expression, practical work, and the natural environment also affords an exceptional basis for an unique cultural interchange.

Our classes:
• Kinder Caracol is a non-academic kindergarten.
• Primary Grades: Escuela Caracol offers primary school classes for grades 1-3. Children are taught in three languages: English, Spanish and Kaq’chikel (the local Mayan language).

Katey Dolezal is an Administrative Coordinator and English Teacher of the Escuela Caracol.

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.