Moving to San Juan del Sur with school-age kids? You’re in luck.

When you’re a parent with school-age kids, moving to San Juan del Sur as an expat has an added challenge: How do you ensure that your kids get a good education?

In fact the list of things you want your child to learn at school is a long one. So long that you may be worried that you might not find the right fit for your family’s needs.

If this is something you’re anxious about, spend a few minutes watching the video below because it will help put your fears to rest.

In the video Brooke talks with Julie Speier, founder and director of San Juan Day School about the kind of experiences and education that kids have at the school.

In the video you’ll discover:

  • Why Julie decided to set up a school in San Juan del Sur.
  • How the school has “grown with the children” since it’s founding in 2009.
  • Exactly how the classes and teaching methods at the school “develop and nurture the whole child”.
  • How the school embraces and appreciates the culture and history of Nicaragua.
  • How an ongoing needs-based scholarship program with Escuela Adelante helps local children in the community.
  • How the school is evolving into a 12th grade international English school (and how a 30 acre farm provides an amazing environment for education).

Check out the video:

Location, Price and Enrollment Details:
The school is located in San Juan del Sur. The school operates year round and the class schedule is 8am – 4pm Monday through Friday.  For more information on enrollment visit the website.


  1. HI ,

    What about a school that is highschool age . I have a son who is 13 and in 7th grade .


    • Editor SanJuanDelSur.Org says:

      There is a public and private high-school, however there is no bi-lingual school for high-school age kids in San Juan del Sur at the moment. The San Juan Day School intends to service older kids in the future, but until them options are limited in San Juan del Sur.

  2. Mary Flaherty says:

    I’m a senior active would like to live in San Juan for @ a year. I would do some volunteer work. I am a retired Registered Nurse.

  3. Brooke Rundle says:

    Welcome to the neighborhood Mary! You’ll find a complete guide to volunteering in San Juan del Sur here –

  4. Veronica says:

    Is this school only English speaking?