Founded in 2011, Edna de Bonilla and Juan Carlos Bonilla developed the school in Rwanda. A committed Montessori educator and a veteran conservationist, respectively, the two came to the country in 2010 on a short-term assignment in gorilla conservation and rapidly realized that due to the lack of schools in the location, Edna would have to home school their son Nicolas and after seeing the lack of education for other international families and after receiving the support from the Rwandan Ministry of Education, the two set up the school. The school is located in Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda.
The school uses the Montessori approach to learning in order to foster curiosity and a thirst for knowledge in their students. The Earth School teaches its lessons in English and sums up their philosophy from the words of Nkosi Johnson, a young South African boy who spoke out bravely despite his short life: “Do all you can with what you have. In the time you have, in the place you are.” The school’s facilities are unique in that the Montessori curriculum allows children to develop their own understanding of the world around them through interaction with a variety of natural playgrounds, gardens, pools, kitchens, sports courts, art rooms, music rooms and workshops.
School ours last from 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday.
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