Colegio Cristiano Saber y Gracia

(Wisdom and Grace Christian School)

Started in 1986, Saber y Gracia is a beacon of hope in the town of Santo Tomás Milpas Altas. The school is led by Principal Rudi Pineda, and educates 264 students in grades K-12.

Santo Tomás, nestled in the hills between Guatemala City and Antigua, is a community struggling with poverty, unemployment, broken families, and a lack of development. Saber y Gracia works to break the cycle of poverty and unearth hope in the next generation.



To educate students while fully considering the needs and potential of their spirits, souls, bodies, and relationships, supported by the eternal truth of God’s Word.


Sponsorship Program

Because many families in Santo Tomás are unable to afford school fees for their children, lots of kids miss out on vital years of their education. As a result, the cycle of poverty tends to continue from one generation to the next.

That’s why Saber y Gracia has created a generous sponsorship program that works alongside parents to give their children the education they deserve. There are 68 students fully sponsored, with another 10 partially sponsored.

Currently, there are 32 financial sponsors making this program possible, but many more are needed. For $40 a month, you could be one of the sponsors partnering with Saber y Gracia to provide an education to students who desperately need it.

Interested? Visit the Wisdom and Grace website or email Lauren Pupchik for more information.

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Marching Band

One of the sad realities of poverty is that it often goes beyond simply a lack of material things. Self-esteem, discipline, and pride are often the first things to go when a child is raised in such an environment.

Because of this, Saber y Gracia has created a phenomenal marching band program, “The Fire Lions,” to give their students a reason to be proud. With 110 members (close to half of the student body!), the band has become something of a local legend. Every year they win all sorts of competitions and participate in parades throughout the region, including the big Independence Day parade in downtown Antigua.

The students take real pride in the “Fire Lions,” and the band has played a significant part in the growth of the school and ministry.


Connect with Saber y Gracia



Website (English)

Website (Spanish)


Mailing address
Wisdom and Grace Ministries
P.O. Box 3621
Carmel, IN 46082