Prestigious Preparatory School Sends Students to SMA to Study Spanish

By Luis Espino

Why would a prestigious preparatory school that generally graduates its students to go on to colleges such as Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, Tufts, Amherst, and Wesleyan come all the way to San Miguel for Spanish school?

The answer is personalization. Saint Albans School personalizes its curriculum to its students’ gifts and talents, as does its chosen international Spanish school, known locally as the Spanish School, on Pueblito in Centro.

For the sixth consecutive year, St. Albans has sent a group of students on a life-changing adventure into the world of language learning here. These young explorers, between the ages of 12 and 16, come to SMA to practice their Spanish, learn about the nation’s history, and immerse themselves in Mexican culture with the Spanish School.

The students learn about our UNESCO world heritage city, enjoy the region’s cultural life, visit historic sites and stunning landscapes, and visit venues of a variety of outdoor activities while learning Spanish. Their classes and field trips are supplemented with workshops such as photography, painting, cooking, and the arts of mask and piñata making — all conducted in Spanish for a complete immersion.

It is a sign of St. Albans’ faith in our country and in our people that San Miguel is honored to be entrusted with the Spanish education of these outstanding students. It is deeply fulfilling for us in San Miguel to host these future leaders. For more information about the Spanish School, see or call 121 2535.


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