The Community in and Around the C.A.G.
Christian Academy of Guatemala campus is located in a suburb of Mixco called San Cristóbal, very near the capital - Guatemala City. The population of Mixco is approximately 690,000.
Life in San Cristóbal continues to develop and offer many modern conveniences. There are grocery stores, banks, and restaurants nearby. Most of the C.A.G. faculty and community live nearby and have their own cars in order to get around as public transportation is not recommended. Guatemala City is close by, however, travel times in and out of the city depend heavily on traffic.
There are many touristy attractions "nearby." La Antigua, the famous tourist city, is about 18 km (35 minutes by car), Volcán de Pacaya is about an hour away by car, and the Pacific Ocean, with it's black sand beaches is about 75 minutes by car.
There are many church options available to all. Many churches are only in Spanish, however, there are English-speaking churches in the area. Some faculty and families have decided to attend biblically-sound national churches while others have decided to attend the English churches. This is a family decision. If Spanish is not strong we recommend joining an English church initially and later exploring Spanish churches.
Living in Guatemala can be challenging. Although most modern conveniences can be found nearby, occasionally some have found difficulty in adjusting and fitting into the Guatemalan culture. It takes time and dedication to adapt to and understand any new culture. A lot of these difficulties can be relieved by spending time with our warm and loving Guatemalan staff.
Christian Academy of Guatemala is an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, college preparatory institution offering biblically based, rigorous academic program modeled after the best educational practices and methodologies of the United States.
It is founded on the principles of coeducational, bi-cultural (Guatemala-United States) teaching. Respect for political, social, and ethnic diversity is a fundamental part of the School’s identity.
Our ministry is to the English speaking, missionary community of Guatemala. We have an average enrollment of 200 students (Pre-K through 12th grade) averaging 70 in elementary, 55 in middle school and 75 in high school. There are over 50 mission boards represented through our school community.
The Christian Academy of Guatemala is dual accredited with both ACSI and AdvancEd.
Outstanding Faculty & Administration
The students at Christian Academy of Guatemala study a traditional, yet fully faith-integrated curriculum, led by a professional staff of certified teachers and administrators. Since the inception in 1974, the multi-mission faculty has served an interdenominational and international student body.
We have approximately 50 teachers from the United States and Canada.