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Alternative Education Options for Your Children in Huatulco

by Brent May


One amazing thing about moving to Mexico with your kids is that you are offering them another way to see the world. They will be exposed to a unique, international experience, a new language and a new culture. Your children will grow up with wider horizons. You have a range of education options in Mexico and Huatulco. Here, we will introduce you to 2 alternative schooling options in the Huatulco area.

The Jungle School in the hills of Huatulco is an alternative school for children ages 4 to 11. Older kids are welcome to attend the school and help out with projects.

The school focuses on hands-on learning with organic agriculture and permaculture projects. True life skills are taught by raising animals like chickens, goats and sheep, composting, how to grow and regrow fruits and vegetables without repurchasing seeds. Water is captured for the orchard.

Layne Ulmer, a real estate agent with Bayside Real Estate Huatulco says that the experience for his children is incredible.

“Not only are my kids learning Spanish, but they are learning different ways of doing things. The climate is so favorable to longer growing seasons so there really is time to explore different styles of growing things.”

The school brings together talented community members to share their passions. The school has art classes which include painting and instruction by local artists, music with guitar and song, yoga and meditation. The school also teaches reading, writing and math.

The Jungle School provides a total education experience with a mixed group of students including local families and expats. It is an immersion experience for expat children learning Spanish and creates an opportunity for learning English for local children.

The Jungle School is open from 8 to 2 Mondays to Thursdays and can accept children for different lengths of time from one month to the entire school year.

For older children ages 11 to 16, Marta has brought together families around an educational project including unschooling and homeschooling. She began bringing people together because she has an 11-year-old son. Marta can be contacted here: 958 100 1284

For an overview of the Mexican education system and other Huatulco school options, check out our article here: https://mexicoliving.com/how-to-find-the-right-school-for-your-child-in-huatulco/

Complement schooling with a wide variety of activities that can be found through private clubs and organizations. Activities offered in Huatulco include tennis, golf lessons, jazz dance, ballet, gymnastics, band club, soccer, boxing, triathlon, cross fit, art clubs, surf. There are many things to do outside of school and activities are so affordable that kids are really able to discover whatever interests them. And as many people have made their way to Huatulco, teachers are people who genuinely enjoy what they are doing and provide high quality learning experiences. Read our article here about children’s activities in Huatulco: https://mexicoliving.com/how-to-find-activities-for-your-kids-in-huatulco/


If you’re moving to Mexico, congratulations! Your time spent with your children will be intensified because you are living this incredible experience together. If you are looking for a home in Huatulco, you can check out our listings here. Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can help you through the buying process and get your Mexican life rolling right away!


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