At Alcaparros, active learning, project-based learning, and musical education awaken the curiosity, imagination, and creativity that encourage learning in all subject areas. 

Education within the Context of the 21st Century

The forthcoming decades present unavoidable challenges to the new generations and, therefore, to education.

Alcaparros, a unique pedagogical project celebrates 25 years!

From the onset Colegio Hacienda Los Alcaparros had a special mission: to teach and educate through an approach that envisions education as an ethical, scientific, and aesthetic practice. The CHLA approach also includes a respect for differences and for the individual process for learning that is unique to each person. Students are active participants in this ongoing educational project that is based on promoting personal development while encouraging conflict resolution.

This innovative method is aimed at forming global citizens. CHLA students are aware, knowledgeable, have a commitment to ecology and to large-scale global issues. Aside from what is taught in the classroom students gain knowledge through participation at an international level in conferences and enrich their educational experience through interdisciplinary project-based learning and cultural exchanges.

Colegio Hacienda Los Alcaparros is a space that promotes learning to learn, learning to do, learning to share… At Alcaparros, each individual learns to care for his/her own story; each individual learns to be and to become.

A SCHOOL TO MEET EACH CHILD’S NEEDS > At Alcaparros we care about what we learn and how we learn.

"Ninety percent of Eleventh Grade students achieve the top quintil in national standard tests nationwide. As a school, we have always reached the Highest Achievement Level."

− Rosa Caro - Director

"This is a school that meets students’ needs: we know that each of the schools within must be small in order for each child to interact with the group of adults that is educating him/her. These schools within are Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, and High School."

− Rosa Caro - CHLA Director

"We have a solid teacher professionalization program with emphasis on active learning and conflict resolution. Alcaparros teachers are permanently trained and updated."

− Rosa Caro - Director

"We educate children to become Autonomous. Our alumni are bilingual in Spanish and English."

− Rosa Caro - Director