A Day in the Life of a Maya Waldorf Kindergarten

A Day in the Life of a Maya Waldorf Kindergarten

At 7:30 a.m. we start arriving: the teachers, that is. Maribel, Angelina, and Sandra, my colleagues in Escuela Caracol’s preprimary school, walk down from Barrio #1 and I arrive on bicycle from the neighboring town of Tzununa. Sandra and I begin the day in our...
A glimpse into grades 4 and 5 classroom

A glimpse into grades 4 and 5 classroom

This year at Escuela Caracol, the combined 4th/5th grade class was made up of eight children, all from San Marcos and the neighboring villages of Lake Atitlán. Having the students come back each year bigger, healthier, and more curious than ever is testimony to their...
Escuela Caracol Documentary

Escuela Caracol Documentary

The realization of this documentary comes at a defining moment in the history of Escuela Caracol. Joshua and Courtney Wilson, after founding and directing this project for seven years, left on sabbatical back to the United States. A new organizational structure with...
A glimpse into grades 2 and 3 classroom

A glimpse into grades 2 and 3 classroom

Here is a glimpse into Andrea Arrivillaga Hurtado’s Grades 2, 3 classroom, where most of the students rely on help from sponsors: The 2014 school year was wonderful! We started the year with 19 children, a group that was very happy to see each other again, eager...
2014 School Year Closing Ceremony

2014 School Year Closing Ceremony

Another school year has passed, and as is tradition, our whole educational community came to Escuela Caracol to celebrate the closing ceremony. This year we had some surprises that resulted in the best closure of these past 7 years. The event began with an exhibition...