“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”
And grow we have…in just one short year, we have outgrown our first building at Finca las Nubes! As the town continues to grow, so too does the school. The increase in enrollment and interest has astonished us this last year as more and more families relocate to and call San Juan del Sur their home. In fact, we’ve even had many families share with us that in looking to move abroad, San Juan was at the top of their list, in most part, due to our international school. So, we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped to spread the word about San Juan del Sur Day School, be it thru blogs, emails, Facebook posts, etc.
Because of this rapid growth, construction of a second building quickly went from being a dream to being a necessity. Thanks to a dedicated group of local investors, comprised of community members, school families and friends, and led by Chris Robertson and family of Finca las Nubes, building number two is complete! This incredible team only broke ground in July of this year (see photos of the progress below). By the end of October, we were able to move in!
This second building is the permanent primary school, housing grades 1-6, the director’s office, and additional bathrooms. The current school building has been transformed into our early childhood center, for children ages 18 months – kindergarten. We look forward to the additional growth that we hope will accompany this expansion. The new building allows us to make our pre-k program accessible to more children, preparing them for the primary school years. We expect to also move forward with an additional primary school grade within the year. If you know of families interested in enrolling their children, please put them in touch with our Director of Admissions, Sarah Fahey:firstname.lastname@example.org