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Exploring the World.....

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Cultivating Minds....

to develop a lifelong love of learning

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Nurturing Creativity......

to uncover the maximum artistic potential of each student

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Preparing for the Future…

to embrace life’s challenges with confidence

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Teachers

Dedicated

Approach

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Programs

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A letter from our Board

As you wander through these pages, we hope you will begin to learn who we really are and what makes Granada International School so special. We are a community of families, children, educators, contributing sister schools, local and foreign businesses and professionals who are all working together to build a better school for Granada and its neighbors. We want to provide our children with a secure and nurturing environment to explore and discover the world and themselves. We want to give each child the appropriate encouragement and guidance as they uncover the mysteries of language, the subtleties of expression, and the wonders of the natural world. Most good elementary schools will teach your child to read, write, compute, and examine; however, what makes us different is that we strive to light the fire of curiosity in each child, to nurture what makes your child special and let that strength and individuality lead them to greater confidence and achievement.

We understand our position within the community as an entity to facilitate change within the community and specifically in the lives of our students. A fundamental aspect of our charter is to assure that 35% of our student body is supported by donations and scholarships. Our scholarship program is designed to provide an education to any and all children regardless of economic background.

Our sole concern is for the intellectual, physical, and social development of our students and the community that supports them. We work to build and maintain a strong home/ school relationship with frequent communication, opportunities to participate in your child’s school day or volunteer your time and expertise, and engaging family events. By embracing our school mission, you and your family can be part of this enlightening and truly exciting educational experience. 
 
Welcome to Granada International School’s website. Enjoy your Visit! 
 

  

School Events

    7th Grade Bake Sale
    21 Feb 2019 - 12:00 AM : 11:59 PM

    TEPCE, Sweetheart Dance
    22 Feb 2019 - 12:00 AM : 11:59 PM

    PTO Meeting
    27 Feb 2019 - 05:00 PM : 06:00 PM

    Thankful Thursday 4th grade
    28 Feb 2019 - 12:00 AM : 11:59 PM

    3rd Grade Bake Sale
    15 Mar 2019 - 12:00 AM : 11:59 PM

Nurturing Creativity…Exploring the World…Cultivating Minds…Preparing for the Future…

Our Shared Values

  • Intellectual curiosity and love of learning
  • Creative exploration and critical thinking
  • Respect, responsibility, and accountability throughout our community
  • Well-defined standards for performance
  • Knowing, supporting, and mentoring one another
  • Racial, ethnic, and economic diversity
  • Well-established channels of communication, both formal and informal
  • A student teacher ratio that fosters individual attention and enrichment
  • Parental volunteerism and support

Working Hours

Primary School

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Teachers Available: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Teachers Available: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

What People Say

  • Granada International School managed to create an inspiring oasis without losing touch with Nicaraguan culture and society. For us it is the perfect match between European, US and Nicaraguan standards for education without being pushy or extremely competitive. My children feel free, but not unrestrained. They are being stimulated, and most important: they love to go.

    Stef Biemans

  • Granada International school is a much needed addition to the schools available in Granada. Offering smaller classrooms and individual attention to the students. They are thriving and learning and laughing and engaging. They know no bounds as their opportunities are endless. With eager and loving teachers like Lauren and Manuel, the children also have good role models to emulate. This is a small school but a growing school, with grades added each year as the students progress. It certainly meets the needs for quality education without the need to drive to Managua. I have seen first hand the progress these children are making in so little time. Congratulations to the Granada International school for making Granada a better place to be and raise a family.

    Amy Bushnell

  • My daughters attended Granada International School for two years. At the time I was a little worried that maybe they were missing out on “opportunities ‘ or activities that a U.S. school might offer. They re- entered school in California at 5th and 7th grades and my fears were immediately proven to be absurd. My kids tell me that they are going over the same stuff they already leaned in Nicaragua. We have since moved to North Carolina and they are academically on pace with the other students but their teachers comment that they are much more mature than the other kids. My kids tell me all the time how much they miss Granada International School. I can’t adequately express how profoundly our experience in Granada changed us and how strong of a community we formed there. Everyday our hearts still grieve for what we had there. The experiences we all gained were priceless. They did not know any Spanish when we moved there. My girls now speak and understand Spanish quite well, something I know would not have been accomplished with Spanish classes in the U.S.

    Elise Stock

  • I love my school. The teachers are nice and they make it fun to learn. I have friends from different countries so I can learn about different cultures. We learn from the other classes to, and take trips to different places. And the food is good!

    Anthony Gallagher