Each trimester, the primary grade students are given an option of elective classes they can choose from for their last hour of classes.  By offering a variety of classes in both right and left brain thinking, the students get a well-rounded education is areas in which they have interest.  

According to the theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance, each side of the brain controls different types of thinking. Additionally, people are said to prefer one type of thinking over the other.

For example, a person who is “left-brained” is often said to be more logical, analytical, and objective. Classes that appeal to them are debate, chess, computer and robotics.

A person who is “right-brained” is said to be more intuitive, thoughtful, creative and subjective. These students would enjoy dance, gardening, music, and art to name a few.

Each trimester, the elective classes change so that the students experience different subject matters and opportunities.



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Lauren Howard

Music Teacher 1st-4th Grades
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Charlene Curzon

Music Teacher 5th-7th Grades
Charlene has  a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music from Brigham Young University.    She has taught piano for over 30 years and has taught children’s music classes in her church.  Charlene  plays the piano, the organ and the clarinet.  Teaching children about music is one of her passions and joys.
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Joel Sanchez Ramirez

Dance Teacher
Joel attended the Nicaraguan Academy of Dance and studied Jazz, modern, contemporary and classic ballet. He has taught Zumba as well at the Casa de España and was the assistant administrator of dance at Baluarte Academy . He is a dynamic dancer and loves to teach as well as perform.
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Bosco Ruiz

Chess Teacher
Bosco has been playing chess since he was a small child and loves to challenge anyone to a game. He is one of Nicaragua’s National Masters and loves teaching the game.
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Pure Gym

Our school has been teaming with Pure Gym-Spa for the past two years in order to provide the students with yoga classes. Yoga teaches children to develop body awareness, builds concentration, manages stress through breathing and increases confidence.  The instructors at Pure are from all over the globe and each brings their own unique style to the classes. 

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Go Green with our Reusable Grocery Bags

Granada International School has joined up with CENICA, the Nicaraguan conservation group, to help rid Granada of plastic bags. CENICA, along with our 5th and 6th grades students, are going door to door to ask businesses to boycott plastic bags and plastic straws.  To give the consumers options, we have created these reusable bags that can be used instead of plastic. Our plans are to sell the bags in front of the grocery stores as well as is a variety of locations. Each bag is $5 and is made of a heavy fabric that will withstand the test of time.  If you would like to support this project and order our bags, please click below.