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What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?
No personal experience, but at least the families I know with elementary-aged children and younger seem very happy with their choices. - Jun 7, 2015
There are a few schools that most U.S. kids go to--Colegio Maya, Equity American School, Interamericano, and Americano. Colegio Maya is in Zone 16 and probably has the best facilities but we chose not to go there because the drive can range anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on traffic and natural disasters (earhtquakes and landslides). Our child went to Equity, which was only about a 5 minute drive away. We've enjoyed the small class sizes, frequent field trips, and school performances. It's fine for elementary, however it lacks the resources (large library, music, art, enrichment opportunities, etc.) and sports teams that we would want if our child were in high school. - Apr 23, 2014
Colegio Maya, where most international students go, and Colegio Americano, which is significantly larger and 90% Guatemalan. Both schools have advantages and disadvantages but are equally high in quality. - May 2, 2010
I don't have personal experience with the schools, but Maya seems to be popular. - Mar 11, 2008