Kusi Kawsay Andean School opened its doors in 2010 and is proud to be an accredited Kindergarten, primary and secondary school, currently educating approximately 95 children from different social and economic backgrounds and visiting international students.
Using Fusion Education Kusi Kawsay offers a unique Curriculum and highly successful style of education for its students, incorporating aspects of Waldorf pedagogy, embracing traditional Andean Music, Arts, whilst following the Andean Agrarian calendar and complying to the Ministry of Education, thus keeping the traditional Andean culture alive.
Our School Calendar is packed with educative and fun events. Kusi Kawsay’s Ecological Ethic is a social ethic, in that we are all related, inter-related and interdependent on this existence.
The Team comprising of 20 teachers (permanent and visiting), assistants and administrators, serving kindergarten through to 10th grade, help all children, young and old, to instantly feel welcome and part of this large family.The founding parents, realizing that education was the most effective way to create change, created a strong Vision, Mission and Objectives to comfortably take Kusi Kawsay Andean school into the future, with Values that remain true to this day as they did 15 years ago.
Kusi Kawsay has integrated various forms of teaching to achieve a unique and high successful Curriculum, creating leaders of the future, giving priority to the formation of balanced, free human beings; a new generation of indigenous youth developed as leaders and activists, capable of advocating for their rights locally and globally.
Inspired by the Andean culture and using elements of Waldorf pedagogy as a foundation, we have expanded our focus to include not only modern methods of education (complying to Ministry of Education) and promoting learning and knowledge, but also illuminating/ enlightening the children about our rich Andean culture and organic agriculture.