The Monteverde School opened in the summer of 1996 under the Montessori teaching system and an initial enrollment of fifty preschool aged students. At the time Director and founder, Cecelia Alcantara already had over twenty years of teaching experience.
The school soon outgrew its original facilities as enrollment grew driven by the school’s reputation for providing quality teaching. With joint investment from close friends who also believed in the need for better education starting at a young age, Ms. Alcantara and her husband Roberto Diaz built a new school in one of Cancun’s best areas. By then the number of students had grown to 200.
Our objective was to provide the community with a Humanities Oriented Elementary School using the Monteverde education system, and in 2002 we began building another school on easily accessible Bonampak Avenue.