Middle School

Our middle school program focuses upon developing skills of independence, responsibility, intrinsic motivation, and passion for depth and mastery of learning.  During these transitional, formative years, our teachers focus on supporting student needs socially and emotionally as well as academically.  The strong foundation established during the elementary years is extended and built upon, encouraging curiosity, questioning, and exploration of concepts and ideas.  Beginning in 5th grade, classes are taught by teachers that specialize in each of the subject areas and students deepen their technical knowledge and skills in each subject. Emphasis is placed upon further development and application of vocabulary through classroom discussions, writing, project based learning, investigations, and technology use.

Our middle school division focuses on fostering a love of learning through engaging, fun, challenging and goal oriented lessons. Our curriculum is adapted to our school needs and follows the Common Core State Standards for Math and Language Arts, the Next Generation Science Standards, the Virginia Social Studies Standards, and the Honduran Ministry of Education.

The school utilizes the approach to lesson planning based on Dr. Jane E. Pollock’s research that focuses on establishing specific learning goals for each lesson.  Our middle school curriculum prioritizes the expansion of creative and critical thinking skills, encouraging inquiry, questioning, connections and problem solving.

Students are encouraged to question the world around them, and collaborate in using their knowledge and skills to solve problems.
Congratulations to all of our science fair participants!  The following projects receievd top honors in this year's science fair!

5th Grade Cat A         
1st place- Andrea Merren   - The Odd Couple
2nd place- Sophia Ramos, Sophia Avila - Plant Headache
3rd place-  Diego Banegas -Super Hand Cleaner  
6th Grade Cat A         
1st place- Darren Fredrick- Are you Exposed to Radiation
2nd place- Ema Nufio - Twisted Reality
3rd place- Valeria Zaldivar, Mireya Oviedo- pH vs Beans
5th Grade Cat B         
1st place- Mia Ponce, Kassandra Romero, Camila Fernandez- Nut Power
2nd place- Alanis Jimenez, Valeria Canales, Astrid Sandoval- How do different soils affect plant growth
3rd place-   Kyle Olin, Daniel Nuñez, Rolando Nasser- Dry vs Moist
6th Grade Cat B         
1st place- Amilcar Zelaya, Ismael regalado, Roberto Reyes, Victor Mendoza-  Infinite Energy
2nd place- Andrea Martinez, Jazlynn Thompson, Elisa castillo, Gabriel Barahona - Solar Ovens

About the School

Mazapan School is a Nursery-12 co-educational bilingual school Founded in 1928 and located in La Ceiba, Honduras, offers an U.S.-style college preparatory instruction program. The students attending Mazapan School become fluent in both English and Spanish and receive a U.S. High School diploma and a Honduran Baccalaureate degree.

Address and phone numbers

Mazapan School
6th Street, Beckman Avenue
Zona Mazapan
La Ceiba, Honduras
Phone: +(504) 2443-2716
+(504) 2443-1001 ext 2600