Our Model


Saminay-El Legado is fully accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education and uses the Ecuadorian-mandated educational curriculum. The 11 month school year runs from August to July.



A strong emphasis is placed on developing entrepreneurial skills. Students learn to plan manage and develop small business in their classes.


Sustainable Agriculture

We are developing a sustainable agricultural system on our 75-acre property using our available resources:

  • To improve the fertility of the soil
  • To encourage biodiversity of crops
  • To use water responsibly



Indigenous Ecuadorians have a rich culture and heritage. Our school partners with communities and families to share collective knowledge. Our students are an inspiration for their families as well as to their communities.


Ethical Values

Strong moral and ethical values are at the core of our school. We foster a sense of community that emphasizes trust, respect, responsibility, caring and family.

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