Photos by Barry Rodriguez

Principal Rudi Pineda (right) walks through Antigua’s central market with teacher Lauren Pupchik

Principal Rudi Pineda (right) walks through Antigua’s central market with teacher Lauren Pupchik

Every day during recess, the kids crowd into the central courtyard to play, eat snacks, and relax.

Every day during recess, the kids crowd into the central courtyard to play, eat snacks, and relax.

The hands-on, comprehension-focused education at Saber y Gracia is top notch.

The hands-on, comprehension-focused education at Saber y Gracia is top notch.

A few middle school boys chat before class in the morning

A few middle school boys chat before class in the morning

Saber y Gracia’s kindergarteners and first graders were a delight!

Saber y Gracia’s kindergarteners and first graders were a delight!

A couple older students spend time in the computer lab practicing typing

A couple older students spend time in the computer lab practicing typing

The Saber y Gracia offices are decked out with wall-to-wall trophies won by their marching band.

The Saber y Gracia offices are decked out with wall-to-wall trophies won by their marching band.

One of the kindergarteners gets ready for snack time

One of the kindergarteners gets ready for snack time

Like any high school, many students form friendships with their classmates that will last a lifetime

Like any high school, many students form friendships with their classmates that will last a lifetime

I was impressed with how hard the students worked at their studies!

I was impressed with how hard the students worked at their studies!