Sponsor Day

  • November 3, 2019
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On October 24th, we had our second ever Sponsor Day! Hosted at the school, local Guatemalan sponsors were invited to come meet one another, learn more about the Sponsorship program, and visit with their students. We also had some sponsors from the US who were in attendance due to

Expeditions Exhibition

  • October 25, 2019
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Throughout the school year, our students take part in many engaging “expeditions” as part of the Expeditionary Learning curriculum used in our full-day school. An “expedition” is a unit of study involving research, group work, community outings, and a final presentation. In culmination of all their hard work throughout

Spreading the word about Safe Passage

  • October 9, 2019
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Safe Passage supporters live all around the world, united together with one common goal: helping our students in Guatemala City succeed. After first learning about our story and Hanley Denning’s original vision, many people are touched and want to learn more. They might eventually travel down to Guatemala to

Children’s Day at Safe Passage

  • October 1, 2019
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Día del Niño, or Children’s Day, is celebrated in Guatemala every October 1st. Throughout the country, children are celebrated in their schools through various games and special activities, and children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters. At Safe Passage, we also celebrate Children’s Day; it’s a

Ancient Civilizations Expedition

  • July 21, 2019
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In Expeditionary Learning, expeditions are built around an academic topic. The Ancient Civilizations expedition served as an opportunity for our 7th grade students to learn about the roots of our shared humanity. Beginning in the classroom, students divided into small groups to research ancient civilizations around the world. Tasked

Student-led conferences

  • July 5, 2019
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The teachers at Safe Passage help our students understand that they are accountable for their actions. This is an important aspect of Expeditionary Learning, which is the guiding methodology of our full-day school. Student-led conferences are a major component of this. In these conferences, which are held every semester,

The Quinceañera Process: A time to give back

  • June 13, 2019
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Quinceañeras are held at Safe Passage every year for our students, young women who are turning 15 years old. We also celebrate with our young men, or Quinceaneros. From the very beginning of the school year, Quinceaneras and Quinceaneros’ activities are planned out. It’s a four month long process