Ak Lu'um's new jungle campus is nearly ready and on Monday August 18th they are opening their doors to the community. If you have been investigating the options for your children's education here in Playa del Carmen, Ak Lu'um should be on your short list. Fundacion Ak Lu'um A.C. is Playa del Carmen's only non-profit private school. Using a combination of Waldorf and Learning Through the Arts teaching models, this small bilingual school is a great option for families relocating to the Riviera Maya who are looking for a more holistic approach to education for their school age children. The new campus, designed to be in harmony with its jungle surroundings is built to be self sustaining. Children are taught environmental studies in addition to the nationally standardized curriculum required by the Mexican Government (SEP). Students will maintain a garden and raise chickens, harvesting the organic eggs for use in the school's kitchen, and participate in a myriad of activities designed to stimulate not just their minds and bodies but their hearts as well.

Join us at noon on Monday August 18th to see for yourself if Ak Lu'um is the place for your children. School leaders Siobhan Bowers and Gaby Nunez will be on hand with the entire faculty to answer questions. I am sure that many returning parents and children will also be there to talk about there experiences at Ak Lu'um and other local private schools. You may also want to visit the school website, www.akluum.com and review the Parents Handbook for 2008-2009.

Below is a map showing the location of the new campus on the west side of 307 a bit before the new taxistas union headquarters. For more information or to arrange for a private appointment, call 984-115-4367.