Mayatan Foundation and Bilingual School Established 1991


Educational Overview

Mayatan Bilingual School follows the laws and regulations set by the Honduran Ministry of Education. Because of the special requirements of bilingual education, we supplement the national standards with additional subjects and offerings, as guided by the Association of Bilingual Schools of Honduras (ABSH). We have designed our curriculum so that students from rural Copán can compete with others from around the country and around the world.


Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Follows the National Honduran Curriculum along with special lessons that introduce early learners to English grammar and vocabulary.

Primary (1-6)

Spanish classes: Spanish, Social Studies, Physical Education, Music, Library, and Home Economics.
English classes: Math, English, Science, Reading, Spelling, Art, and Computers.

Secondary (7-9)

Spanish classes: Spanish, Civics, Social Studies, Music, Library, Art, and Home Economics.
English classes: Math, Science, English, Literature, Computers, Physical Education.

High School (10-12)

Mayatan’s high school fulfills requirements for the University of Missouri’s High School diploma program, which is accredited in the United States. Their specialized curriculum also allows them to receive a Honduran high school diploma and a certificate in tourism and hospitality. These three degrees allow Mayatan graduates to pursue higher education or enter the local workforce armed with English-language skills.

Spanish classes: Spanish literature, Civics, Folklore, Government, Honduran History, Realidad Nacional (Current Events), Tecnología de alimientos y bebidas (Tourism), Desarollo (Socio-Economic Development).

English classes: English, Literature, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), History, Math (Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus), Anthropology, Psychology, Art History, United States Government, United States History, Geography, Sociology, Philosophy, Computers, Reading, Study Skills, Careers.

Class size

The average class-size across the school is 16. These small class sizes allow our students to benefit from a highly-personalized education.

Schedule and Holidays

Mayatan's school year runs from August to June, similar to schools in North America. The school day starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 1:45 p.m. for primary school and 2:30 p.m. for secondary and high school. Mayatan observes Honduran national holidays and celebrates other special events throughout the year. The school hosts an annual open house and has festivities for Christmas, Independence Day, Children’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Folklore Day, and Anniversary Week. For a complete schedule, see our calendar.


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