History

Academia Los Pinares was opened in 1964 by the Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities as a boarding school for missionary children. Admission was gradually opened to include other English-speaking students who commuted daily to the school. The school was officially recognized by the Honduran government in January of 1974.

In 1977, all property and works of the Mennonite Mission were turned over to the Honduran Mennonite Church. Since an English speaking school did not fit the goals of the Mennonite Church, it was decided to close the school. Parents, however, expressed the desire that the school continue and asked local evangelical missions to continue the school. Representatives of the missions and the parents worked to create a new Academia Los Pinares, which began in the fall of 1977. Classroom space was rented until land was found and purchased by the new school and new facilities were built. God’s goodness and faithfulness here has been evidenced as the school has grown from a small mission school of 50 students to a Christian bilingual school of over 800 students in a full educational program for prekindergarten to twelfth grade.

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