As most of you know, in 2008, Justin and I set out on a journey to Nicaragua. What began as an extended honeymoon has turned into so much more – San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua has become our home and more importantly, it is now home to our two children: Lucinda and Theodore.
In 2009, our dear friend, Julie Speier, opened the doors to a small ½ day preschool. Five years later, San Juan del Sur Day School has developed into a pre-k thru grade 2 International English School, educating expatriate and Nicaraguan children. Julie’s vision does not end there. By the year 2020, she hopes to have a fully operational Pre-k thru grade 12 school.
Our own daughter, Lucinda, has been attending the school for over a year now. Each morning, before she has even cleared the sleep from her eyes, she inquires as to whether or not she has school that day. She is often ready to depart for school a full hour before the lights have been turned on and the doors opened. We delight in seeing our daughter take so much joy in learning. And while she may not realize it quite yet, we know that she is already establishing the foundation for her education. Some time next year, Theodore will also join his cohorts, perhaps becoming a member of San Juan del Sur Day School’s graduating class of 2031!
Due to its exponential growth, San Juan del Sur Day School is quickly outgrowing its current location. Fortunately, the school recently received an incredibly generous donation of 30 acres of land upon which to make the dreams of San Juan del Sur Day School a reality. Now, it is time to begin raising the funds to build those dreams.
Julie has played such a huge part in our lives, acting not only as schoolteacher and friend, but also as doula at the birth of both of our children. Her commitment to the wellbeing of our children and those of San Juan del Sur is profound. Now we can play a big part in her life and the lives of our children. Below, you will find detailed information on the school and how to donate.
Please consider making a donation to the construction fund for San Juan del Sur Day School. Every donation counts. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for being such wonderful people in our lives. Feel free to share and forward this to others who might be interested in helping.
Sarah, Justin, Lucinda, and Theodore
San Juan del Sur Day School is a private International English school educating a diverse Nicaraguan and Expat student body of children from the ages of 18 months to eight years. We provide our students with engaging, stimulating and educational opportunities at all stages of development. We create a learning environment in which children are safe to make choices, exchange ideas, share feelings and gain some degree of autonomy. Our school helps children to develop that lifelong love of learning that will enable them to succeed in any environment. We are growing rapidly and can use your help! For information on how to support the school, please visit: http://sanjuandelsurdayschool.com/contribute/