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. 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.
Spanish classes: Spanish, Social Studies, Physical Education, Music, Library, and Home Economics.
English classes: Math, English, Science, Reading, Spelling, Art, and Computers.
Spanish classes: Spanish, Civics, Social Studies, Music, Library, Art, and Home Economics.
English classes: Math, Science, English, Literature, Computers, Physical Education.
Mayatan’s colegio, or high school, fulfills requirements for both the University of Missouri’s High School diploma program, which is accredited in the United States, and Honduras’s bachillerato en ciencias y letras and bachillerato de turismo degrees. These two 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.
The school generally limits class size to 20, and most classes are much smaller, especially beyond kindergarten. The average class-size in the Primary School is 18, and in the Secondary School it 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.