Director’s Welcome Message

Welcome to the American School of Guatemala (CAG)! CAG, as we call it, is situated in the foothills within the heart of Guatemala City. Surrounded by a growing city, CAG is enveloped by green gardens and neighbors with one of the country’s premiere universities. Its surroundings give CAG its balance in progress, environment and intellectual curiosity which are threads within the school’s gates, across the grade levels, throughout the academic program and on the playing fields.

Founded in 1945, CAG is a school rich with a tradition of family, culture, innovation, vision and an international spirit. CAG’s community and curriculum offer the best of teaching and learning as demonstrated through its lab status with our partner university, La Universidad del Valle.

Today, in the 21st century, CAG has grown to be a leader in Prek-12th independent, national and international education and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), is a members school with the Association of American Schools in Central America (AASCA) and subscribes to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to inform its curriculum, practice, and vision. Its local presence and global reach attract the best teachers from Guatemala, the United States, Canada and from all over the world. And finally, our graduates span not just generations, but continents, and are thought leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, creators and nurturers living meaningful lives near and far.

To get a true sense of our school and its purpose, begin by reading our Learner’s Profile, VIDAS. The profile is both a compass and a commitment to the value-added of a CAG education and it is our framework for building a better future one child at a time.

Value-oriented, innovative, dynamic, actively engaged and service-driven are not just a way of life, but qualities that make for a meaningful life and are the differentials nurtured by faculty and families and are what distinguish CAG alumni from all the rest.

If you live nearby, or if you are just visiting or considering a move to Guatemala, we welcome you to visit our campus, engage with students and expert teachers and experience CAG in all ways meaningful!

In the tradition of maroon and gray,

Patricia Lee Marshall
General Director