Our Mission & Vision
The Sierra School of Todos Santos, a Mexican Civic Association (AC) and a French non-profit organization, is an educational project for Mexican and international youth in Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico, accredited by the SEP as a secondary school. We offer the IBO (International Baccalaureate model) program of study in view of IBO DP accreditation. A unique, bilingual learning program with a public purpose, we propose a rigorous and challenging, English and Spanish course of study in the humanities, literature, maths, art, ecology, sustainability and sport. Our students are leaders who develop as thinkers, readers, speakers, writers and ecologists. They learn to solve problems, to engage in the joy of intellectual understanding and to meaningfully contribute to a sustainable world.
Somos una asociación educativa sin fines de lucro. Proponemos un programa de aprendizaje innovador para estudiantes de nivel secundaria, preparatoria, y bachillerato. Profesores con sólida experiencia en literatura inglesa, literatura en español, historia mexicana, cultura mexicana, geografía mexicana, matemáticas, arte y ecología enseñarán el modelo del programa de Bachillerato Internacional (www.ibo.org). Proponemos también clases con pocos alumnos por aula y proyectos donde los estudiantes trabajarán al servicio de la comunidad. Al ser guiados por profesores talentosos, los estudiantes aprenderán sobre conceptos, conocimientos y habilidades para desarollarse como ciudadanos de un mundo que cambia constantemente.
Our campus is the Casa Los Arcos property, rented by Ricardo Amigo, a successful real estate agency who strongly supports the Sierra School of Todos Santos. Our site is an elegantly appointed, large Mexican Hacienda with ocean and mountain views, located on camino Las Playitas on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula, just north of the Todos Santos "Pueblo Magico" and in the residential beach area of Las Playitas. A 3,600 square feet, double level hacienda on 1 acre of property, the building benefits from 3 classrooms, 1 large common room / kitchen, an office area, as well as 3 restrooms. The facilities meet SEP infrastructure and safety requirements, feature AC, outside decks, an ample recreational area, an organic garden, and a desert biome for eco-education.
Tuition fees and donations help our non profit school exist and grow. Our tuition fees help us meet costs: to help pay for full and part time teacher / staff salaries, teaching and learning materials, personalized classes and programs, as well to pay for our operating, administrative costs and taxes. All funds are re-invested in our program. Tuition and fees are re-evaluated on a yearly basis. Tuition and fee Information are available upon request.
Our Current News
The Sierra School is the first, nationally accredited private secundaria in Todos Santos! School has started for the 2017-18 year and we welcome new student and Cultural Immersion Student applications.
For the 2017-18 school year, we recently received an incredibly generous donation; we'll engage 10 teachers and enroll 20 students; and we continue to grow! Our bilingual program is flourishing! We continue to develop our course of study and learning standards, especially our sciences and as our sustainability vision. We follow the International Baccalaureate model in view of accreditation by the IBO. We are proud to nurture healthy relationships with educational institutions and organizations for youth in Todos Santos and BCS.