Come learn with us

Hijos de Maiz Spanish School is a unique, community-based learning experience where students and groups from all over the world come to learn Spanish while living alongside Nicaraguan families in the countryside.

A truly immersive experience

Live with a local family and enjoy 4 hours of private class per day, taught completely in Spanish.

spanish class

Our community

Our community, El Lagartillo, was formed as a farming co-operative as part of the Sandinista revolution in 1980. La Escuela Hijos de Maiz was formed with the same spirit of community and operates as a project that involves and benefits the people of El Lagartillo.

our martyrs wall painting

Located in the country side of Leon

Visit us in the foothills of the mountains in the northern part of the department of Leon via public bus or private transport.

location map

Check out our photos

Explore our photo gallery to learn more about life “en el campo,” our school and the community projects we’ve supported over the years.

one of our host families

Interested in learning more? Reach out today to start planning your trip!