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 (CAG) 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.
CAG was founded in 1974 by several missionary families to serve evangelical, English-speaking missionaries with the educational needs of their children. The school consists of three sections: Elementary (Kindergarten–grade 5), Middle (grades 6–8), and High school (grades
The School is dual accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia.
The curriculum is that of a U.S. college-preparatory school. Instruction is given in the English language. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered through Sevenstar Online Academy and Acellus for an additional cost if an AP teacher for a particular course is unavailable. Dual Enrollment (DE) is offered through various accredited universities in the United States. AP, DE & Honor classes are weighted at 5.0. Students must achieve a final semester grade of 70% or higher in a class to pass the course and earn credit. By School Policy, CAG does not rank its students.
CAG acknowledges credit from a student’s previous school with a “P” or a passing grade. A copy of the previous school’s transcript is included for a grade reference upon request.
The school year calendar runs from August to May, following a standard schedule used by schools in the United States.
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.
There are approximately 35 teachers from the United States, Guatemala, Korea, China, or Canada. The average core class size is 9 (elementary) and 15 (secondary).