Granada International School grew out of a need. A need for our children to go to school without it becoming a dawn to dusk commitment. A need to know our children’s teachers, classmates, and school families. A need to widen the educational offerings in the area. A need to help create a more affordable educational option open to a larger socio-economic demographic. A need to give something back to the community we all call home.
Granada International School is growing out of the need for a first-tier bilingual school in Granada, Nicaragua. So many families in the area were sending their children into Managua for school. This required a bus leaving Granada at 6:30am, classes at 7:30, after-school care until 3pm for preschool children, and a return bus arriving in Granada around 5pm. This prohibited joining the school community, regular communication with your child’s teacher, participation in after-school programs, and a very long day for very young children.
A small group of concerned parents got together to explore the possibilities and the idea of Granada International School was born. We wanted a school that would focus on developing the whole child–mind, body, and soul, giving them the freedom to explore and discover while their teachers guide them with learning materials and experiences that are developmentally appropriate, meaningful, and concrete. We wanted a place where each child is appreciated for their individuality and educated to best support their individual learning needs and styles.
Granada International School allows children the freedom to learn at their own pace. We provide time and space for each child to grow and explore the world individually and as a class. By doing so, we support and encourage each child to develop their curiosity and desire to learn. Our objective is to grow lifelong learners and students who relish the opportunity to learn more. Each class focuses on hands-on and interactive learning .