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 curriculum introduces academics in a gradual and age-appropriate manner that promotes a lifelong love of learning and helps to prevent premature burnout. We believe this approach is ideally suited to a community comprised of traditionally agrarian and artisan families on the one hand and Western-educated and alternative-minded families on the other. The distinct focus on creative expression, practical work, and the natural environment also affords an exceptional basis for a unique cultural interchange.