The first Waldorf School in Guatemala

Escuela Caracol is a non-profit institution, member of an international community in which we learn and grow together.

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Indigenous Maya families make up 80% of Escuela Caracol’s students, whose tuition the school funds. Although our shared language is Spanish, Mayan language Kaqchikel and Mayan Worldview elements are also a part of the curriculum here. Our students come from Lake Atitlán area and receive a free snack each day.
The education we provide has been made possible thanks to a diverse network of donors, you can become part of this kind group by sponsoring a child here.
If you give to Escuela Caracol, your partnership supports the livelihood of our committed teachers, a culturally relevant curriculum, opportunities for our students and our nutrition programme.



The realization of this documentary comes at a defining moment in the history of Escuela Caracol. Our educational community joined together in a systematization of experiences to reflect on the past seven years and identify the extent of impact that has been made.

Entrevista con la maestra Andrea Arrivillaga

At Escuela Caracol, we know that teachers foster the warm and supportive environment for our students. Andrea Arrivillaga Hurtado – a founding member of the school and lead teacher – shares her experiences at Escuela Caracol, and how it’s shaped her perspective of what it means to be a teacher. Video produced by: Tough & Rumble

Throw a smile into the air.

The fifth and sixth grade snails share with us the song: Throw a smile into the air.

Enjoy it.

Escuela Caracol is your gift!

Escuela Caracol is a Waldorf kindergarten and elementary school on the beautiful Lake Atitlán, in the highlands of Guatemala. 70% of our educational community are Mayan families whose tuition, nutrition, facilities and materials are fully funded.

Annual Report

Our Annual Report 2018 is available to read and download here.

Escuela Caracol’s Brochure

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