Our Founding Families

Sr. Juan Diaz Rivera

president of the board

Please tell us a little bit about the history of Colegio El Camino

Colegio El Camino was begun by 3 families looking to provide their kids with an education that would prepare them for universities anywhere in the world; they also wanted to be able to offer a top school to the team they were trying to build.

Explain briefly what you consider makes Colegio El Camino the best School in Cabo

Core values, local focus, globally minded, consistent and constant board involvement for improvement of the school. Great families that all make the school a community. Nonprofit means consistently re-investing in improvement.

Can you share your personal experience as a former Colegio El Camino parent or student?

El Camino prepared me well for a university in the US; it provided me with a caring environment where my education was paramount and where I was encouraged to think for my self while having a sense of belonging.

What would you say to prospective parents who are considering enrolling their children into Colegio El Camino?

Great core values, exciting changes being implemented to make it the best school in the region, vested and invested board members, teachers and students. Nonprofit which aligns interests for the benefit of the school and the students and the entire education community. It is difficult to find this combination of factors in any school let alone any of the other local schools.

Tell us a little bit about future plans for Colegio El Camino

Colegio El Camino will soon compete with the top schools in the country in its same category (k-12 nonprofit school)

Please tell us a little bit about the history of Colegio El Camino

Colegio El Camino was created in the 80`s, based on the growing need for education in Los Cabos, business owners that arrived to Cabo demanded high level education for their children in a controlled environment as opposed to public school system, which at the time were already over populated.

Explain briefly what you consider makes Colegio El Camino the best School in Cabo

Colegio El Camino as a Nonprofit Organization offers the advantage to re.invest the money that comes into the school from tuition, allowing for the school´s self-sufficiency. All of this with the mere vision of enabling any future program or project for the school, such as: recreational courts, classrooms, etc.

Can you share your personal experience as a former Colegio El Camino parent or student?

It was the Diaz Rivera, Parr and Coppola Families that join efforts to create a Nonprofit Organization, which was in charge of building the very first classroom.

What would you say to prospective parents who are considering enrolling their children into Colegio El Camino?

My personal experience as a proud parent and as a member of the Board of Directors is that the administrative board has been very grateful. Dealing and being part of a board that manages everything involving long term projects and strategies to continue developing the school into a bigger and better organization is always a great way to get involved in the development of the institution.

Tell us a little bit about future plans for Colegio El Camino

Colegio El Camino has been recently accredited as IB School for High School, which is great news, aside of this certification there are other upcoming such as the American School and the IB certification for all levels of education.

Sr. Alberto Coppola

member of the board

Sr. Alberto Coppola

member of the board

Please tell us a little bit about the history of Colegio El Camino

Colegio El Camino was created in the 80`s, based on the growing need for education in Los Cabos, business owners that arrived to Cabo demanded high level education for their children in a controlled environment as opposed to public school system, which at the time were already over populated.

Explain briefly what you consider makes Colegio El Camino the best School in Cabo

It was the Diaz Rivera, Parr and Coppola Families that join efforts to create a Nonprofit Organization, which was in charge of building the very first classroom.

Can you share your personal experience as a former Colegio El Camino parent or student?

Colegio El Camino as a Nonprofit Organization offers the advantage to re.invest the money that comes into the school from tuition, allowing for the school´s self-sufficiency. All of this with the mere vision of enabling any future program or project for the school, such as: recreational courts, classrooms, etc.

What would you say to prospective parents who are considering enrolling their children into Colegio El Camino?

My personal experience as a proud parent and as a member of the Board of Directors is that the administrative board has been very grateful. Dealing and being part of a board that manages everything involving long term projects and strategies to continue developing the school into a bigger and better organization is always a great way to get involved in the development of the institution.

Tell us a little bit about future plans for Colegio El Camino

Colegio El Camino has been recently accredited as IB School for High School, which is great news, aside of this certification there are other upcoming such as the American School and the IB certification for all levels of education.

Sra. Marina Parr

member of the board

Please tell us a little bit about the history of Colegio El Camino

Colegio El Camino first opened its doors over 30 years go, in response to a need that the founding families saw in the educational system. It began with only a handful of classrooms Kinder to 4th grade, open to any and all members of the community. 3 families worked together to create a space for their children and the children of Cabo San Lucas to learn and grow.

Explain briefly what you consider makes Colegio El Camino the best School in Cabo

Aside from the wonderful news that we are now an IB School, Colegio El Camino has always fostered a sense of identity, a pride in being part of the El Camino family. This gives our students a place where they belong, where they can grow and explore.

Can you share your personal experience as a former Colegio El Camino parent or student?

On the day Colegio El Camino opened its doors, I was part of the small group of students waiting to see our new school. I started second grade on that day and graduated High School 11 years later. It was a wonderful school to go to, growing year after year. There were some truly wonderful teachers that made learning challenging and fun.

Tell us a little bit about future plans for Colegio El Camino

To continue to grow! We look forward to expanding our arts program, making improvements to the school grounds and whatever is necessary to keep us on the forefront of education in Cabo San Lucas.

Please tell us a little bit about the history of Colegio El Camino

It all started as a result of the limited existing educational levels in the region back in 1983. As a result the Diaz Rivera, Coppola, Parr families along with other parents united to organize and create Colegio El Camino. The three founding families agreed with the objective to contribute to the educational growth in Los Cabos.

Explain briefly what you consider makes Colegio El Camino the best School in Cabo

Our main focus to have the highest level possible of education has kept us as a constant leader in our community.

Can you share your personal experience as a former Colegio El Camino parent or student?

The moment my son applied to university in the US after graduating from Camino and got accepted to three different institutions was evidence of the high standards of education we provide our students.

What would you say to prospective parents who are considering enrolling their children into Colegio El Camino?

As a member of the BOD we implement efforts on a daily basis to maintain ourselves as a top leader in our community.

Sra. Leticia Díaz Rivera Gonzalez

member of the board

Sra. Leticia Díaz Rivera Gonzalez

member of the board

Please tell us a little bit about the history of Colegio El Camino

Please tell us a little bit about the history of Colegio El Camino.
It all started due to the educational level existing back then (1983), that was when along with other parents, we got together to organize and create Colegio El Camino, Coppola and Parr families agreed with these idea and the objective to contribute to educational growth in Los Cabos.

Everybody joined forces, my father donated the land, architects donated the project, families donated material for construction, and I traveled to Guadalajara, México, to gather the teaching staff. When we flew in the Staff some of the hotels provided complimentary accommodations for them.

Every effort we have made ever since, has been always team work, and thanks to that we are able to grow year after year.

Explain briefly what you consider makes Colegio El Camino the best School in Cabo

Our main focus to have the highest level possible of education has kept us as a constant leader in our community. Just like our shield says, our objectives are Honor, Academics and Sports. Physical health allows for a clear mind, honor is the basics of human foundations and academics focused in maintaining higher educational standards. Carmen Echeveste former Principal of the School gave her best with hard work to provide with magnificent methods of teaching.

Can you share your personal experience as a former Colegio El Camino parent or student?

The moment my son applied for universities in the US, and got accepted to three different institutions was a great proof of the educational level we can provide our students.

What would you say to prospective parents who are considering enrolling their children into Colegio El Camino?

As a member of the BOD we implement efforts on a daily basis to maintain ourselves as a top leader in our community.

Sra. Kirsten Aguirre Hammer

member of the board

Explain briefly what you consider makes Colegio El Camino the best School in Cabo

Simply, the IB program. No other school in Baja has achieved this accreditation. This speaks of strong leadership, an unwavering commitment to excellence and an institution that avoids complacency and seeks continued improvement. El Camino provides a broad, internationally focused, forward-looking curricula based on the development of critical thinking, inquiry, and problem solving. Students develop not only solid basic skills and knowledge, but also conceptual understanding and high-level analytical skills. The world is changing rapidly, and El Camino continues to evolve and develop to provide the best possible educational experience preparing our children to lead happy, fulfilled, and successful lives in a future that is increasingly complex, competitive, and international.

Can you share your personal experience as a former Colegio El Camino parent or student?

My daughters Ava (8th grade) and Alexandra (5th grade) have been students at Colegio el Camino since kindergarten. In this time, I have watched them learn and grow in a safe and joyful environment that encourages academic excellence, creativity, courage, and citizenship. They have formed nourishing friendships and meaningful relationships with their teachers. I have seen them embrace responsibility and do their best to help others. They enjoy going to school and I enjoy watching them become confident engaged young ladies capable of holding their own in philosophical family debates using critical thinking that would make Socrates proud. Most importantly, my daughters are happy and the IB program gives them the opportunity to be a part of a world-wide network of inspiring and courageous individuals with the tools they need to make a positive impact on the world.

What would you say to prospective parents who are considering enrolling their children into Colegio El Camino?

There is no such thing as a one size fits all school. Do some research into the programs we offer and set up a meeting so we can answer any questions you might have to determine if El Camino is the right fit for your family. Visit us to see for yourself why Colegio el Camino an extraordinary place to grow and learn. 

Sr. Hector Tovar

member of the board

Explain briefly what you consider makes Colegio El Camino the best School in Cabo

Colegio el Camino is the best school in Cabo because of all the people who make up its community, because it strives to be the best in academia and has proven itself adaptable and strong. It helps the local community and provides a friendly family atmosphere whilst looking at the global picture.

Can you share your personal experience as a former Colegio El Camino parent or student?

As I have moved through the school I have been a teacher, a parent and a board member. This has shown me how the school works at every level and gives me a unique perspective. I appreciate how the system works as a whole and look forward to continuing to participate in its ongoing progress.

What would you say to prospective parents who are considering enrolling their children into Colegio El Camino?

El Camino students come away with a sense of world mindedness, strength, adaptability, academic excellence and a true sense of community. The school is constantly in a process of development and shows innovation and the ability to adapt at every turn. The IB program and the small personalized classes make it an excellent choice.

Sr. Hector Tovar

member of the board

Explain briefly what you consider makes Colegio El Camino the best School in Cabo

Colegio el Camino is the best school in Cabo because of all the people who make up its community, because it strives to be the best in academia and has proven itself adaptable and strong. It helps the local community and provides a friendly family atmosphere whilst looking at the global picture.

Can you share your personal experience as a former Colegio El Camino parent or student?

As I have moved through the school I have been a teacher, a parent and a board member. This has shown me how the school works at every level and gives me a unique perspective. I appreciate how the system works as a whole and look forward to continuing to participate in its ongoing progress.

What would you say to prospective parents who are considering enrolling their children into Colegio El Camino?

El Camino students come away with a sense of world mindedness, strength, adaptability, academic excellence and a true sense of community. The school is constantly in a process of development and shows innovation and the ability to adapt at every turn. The IB program and the small personalized classes make it an excellent choice.