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Welcome to Escuelas Hermanas

Bienvenidos a la Página de Escuelas Hermanas


Escuelas Hermanas is a Sister School Program between the student in the International Baccalaureate Program in Manatee County, Florida and their Sister Schools in the region of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.  There currently are 3 levels of education participating in the Sister School Program.  In Manatee County, Florida, participating schools are Wakeland Elementary, Louise R. Johnson Middle and Southeast High School.  In San Juan Chamelco, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, participating schools are Chiquic Elementary and NUFED Middle.  We hope to add a high school in the nearby city of Coban in the upcoming school year.  More information to come on the High School program.

Students that attend Chiquic Elementary School and NUFED Middle School are direct descendants of the indigenous Mayan people of Alta Verapaz called the K´ekchis which have preserved their language and customs to a remarkable degree, therefore the education is bilingual and the Spanish language is the principal used for teaching.  


 For the most up-to-date information and contact information, come visit us on Facebook at Escuelashermanas.org.


This web site is being renovated and will soon be completely updated with all new information, photos and videos. Also, help support our program by sending a donation to one of the 2 schools listed below.  The Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) collect the funds in a separate account dedicated to this program.  Please notify them in the memo portion of your check that it is for the Sister School Program.  Thanks.


Johnson Middle School PTO
2121 26th Ave E
Bradenton, FL  34208
Wakeland Elementary School PTO
1812 27th St E
Bradenton, FL  34208


As we continue to develop this site, please enjoy some of our pictures above.  Thank you for visiting.