School and Cultural Center was founded in 1990. Our school is a small and cozy school with
university trained teachers who are providing an intensive
program for each level of Spanish.
Minerva strives to impart a better understanding of
not only the language, but of the culture, economy, politics,
history and anthropology of Guatemala.
We believe in peace, quality, education, the preservation
of the environment and that we are responsible for the
future of the world. The combination of this philosophy
along with our language programs has made Minerva
Spanish School & Cultural Center a special school
in Guatemala... And each year there is a growing number
of students attending our Spanish school from around
the world. See Former Students.
Minerva Spanish School & Cultural
Center is legally registered and qualified
by the National Tourist Institute and the Guatemala Department of Education.
Recent Awards & Special Recognitions
High Quality of Education Award
Escuela Minerva received
the prize of High Quality of Education from the Municipal
government of Quetzaltenango, presented by the Mayor
of Quetzaltenango. This prize was presented to the top
ten qualifying schools in the Western departments of
Guatemala for the year 2003.
Recognized Escuela Minerva as the premier
school in Quetzaltenango for the last three years. The
listing can be viewed at Guatemalaweb.com.
Certified Escuela Minerva in 2003 as
an official training center for Delta Airlines employees.
AAA (American Automobile Association)
Minerva for 2001-2003 among the top Ten Spanish Schools
NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala)
Escuela Minerva is the only school in Guatemala recognized
by NISGUA Click
here to read commentary
by the 2003 NISGUA Scholarship winners.
Spanish School Association of Quetzaltenango
Escuela Minerva held the office of president for the
Spanish School Association of Quetzaltenango for the
year 2001-2002 and we currently hold the commission for
the training and qualification of Spanish teachers.
University of Guatemala
We are an officially recognized institution by the University
of Guatemala, San Carlos.
Through the Loyola Institute in Guatemala, Escuela Minerva teachers are officially certified by Loyola University
for the Americas, based in Miami, Florida.
David Tucker (USA). Elisabeth Feuerhelm (Canada). Astrid Barrios (Teacher). Julio Lima (Director). Ana Lucia Barrios (teacher). Gladys Alvarado (Secretaria). Peter Muller (Switzerland). Byron Argueta (teacher). In front of Minerva School. 11 March 2009.