Colegio Maya Vision
A community where active learners seek excellence, value diversity, and find their voice to become leaders for a more peaceful world.
Colegio Maya started in 1958
Colegio Maya started in 1958 in a house in zone 9 with 12 students. It was started by a group of parents involved with the US government and in private businesses who wanted to provide an education equivalent to that offered in high performing public schools in the United States. When it started, there were but two teachers: Mrs. Foster had one pupil in 2nd grade, two in 3rd grade and two in 5th grade and Mrs. Rorem had six 6th graders and one 7th grader.
In 1959, the school moved to a house in zone 10 with all grades represented and a limit of 10 pupils per grade. On April 30, 1960, the school moved to 7th Ave., Zone 9 and grew to 180 students. In 1964, it moved to 4th Calle in Zone 13.
Maya was first accredited by SACS
Maya was first accredited by SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, in 1972. The first graduating class was in June of 1978. In 1980, the school moved to its present campus.
70's and 80's
At different times in the 70's and 80's, German, French, Russian and Spanish were all taught at Maya. It was possible for Guatemalans to first enroll in Colegio Maya at the end of 1982, given Maya's relationship with the Guatemalan Ministry of Education.
The only truly international school in Guatemala
Colegio Maya established itself as the only truly international school in Guatemala, where children from more than 20 different nationalities grow up together, study and work together in a family atmosphere. It is a link in the chain leading to international understanding, and thus to PEACE IN THE WORLD, our goal for the future.
Colegio Maya is one of the most prestigious schools in Guatemala
In 2011, Colegio Maya is one of the most prestigious schools in Guatemala at nearly 300 students pre K-12, with excellent academic programs, extra-curricular activities, the leader in both AP Exam success and US university admissions.