Information about Classes

If you have any trouble finding the school, ask in town for Veronica's Spanish School.

New School Location! We are now located near the "Supermercado Pali" on the main street of San Juan del Sur (close to the entrace to the town.

Hours of operation:
Classes 8am - 12pm    1pm - 5pm    4pm - 7pm,
Afternoon activities vary
Additional options available

Students come to SSS because of the quality of instruction and the highly effective, individualized lesson plans. Your Spanish teacher will build a customized curriculum based on your needs and preferences. All teachers are native speakers skilled in working with all levels of Spanish speakers.

Scroll down for student testimonials!

SSS Director Veronica Castro with a student on his last day

  • One-on-one classes with experienced teachers
  • Choose from morning, afternoon or evening classes
  • All levels from beginner to advanced
  • Multiple flexible program options for students wanting classes only or fewer hours of instruction.

The San Juan del Sur Spanish School is more than a school. We support the community through a variety of social projects, successfully connecting people who want to help local children with special needs and low-income families. Our programs have brought a new hope to the lives of many local residents.

Through our sponsorship program, students can help change the lives of somebody in need. Recipients of our scholarship program include people with disabilities and scarce economic resources, particularly children. We also have provide support to the education and health care of children with special needs.

For as little as $30/month, students can select a local child with special needs or other needy resident to sponsor. The Director of our school sends regular updates to all sponsors with updates about recipients and photos.

Multiple Program Options Available
Option 1: All inclusive (classes, activites, and homestay)
Option 2:
Classes and activities only
Option 3: Classes only (25, 20, 15 or 10 hours/week)
Option 4: Tutoring by the hour

See our prices page for rates.

SSS Teacher and Student


Student Testimonials.

SSS Student Volunteer and Local Child

Read about one student who learned Spanish at SSS in just 2 months. She shares her story here!


"I spent 4 weeks at SSS. The teachers (includes everyone that are working in the school), homestay program and activities gave me a lot - and I kept increasing my stay! It's a perfect spot for learning spanish, making friends, and last but not least - learning more about Nicaraguan history and culture. I will for sure visit again. Gracias Veronica y todos que trabajan en la escuela!"
- Roar B., student from Norway


"I was so impressed with my experience at the school. The teachers were all so knowledgeable and friendly. I can't wait to go back!"
- Elizabeth H., Graduate Student Pennsylvania, USA


"In January of 2006, I studied at the San Juan del Sur Spanish School. It had such a great trip that when I got back to Quebec, all I could do was talk about the wonderful time I had! One of the best things about SSS is that each student has his/her own teacher. This one-on-one setting allowed me to significantly improve my Spanish. Students all take a placement exam upon entering the school so that the teachers can adapt the curriculum according to each student’s needs. And, at the end, they take another exam to measure their progress.

You don’t only study Spanish from books in this school – thanks to the afternoon activities, I got to know many different places and learn about life in Nicaragua. If you want a friendly atmosphere and a great school director, teachers, and classmates, then I recommend that you go to study at SJDS Spanish School. "
-Jacqueline L., Retired Professor, Quebec Canada

"I had studied spanish before: 3 weeks in
Alicante (Spain) 2003, 3 weeks in Cuernavaca (Mexico) 2004 and 5 weeks in Nicaragua in 2005-2006! San Juan del Sur was the school I prefered: one to one teaching... I made tremendous progress; new activities in the afternoon for me... fishing in the Pacific ocean and canopy tour. But first of all I enjoyed the spirit of the school and its conscientiousness towards each student! I wish to return next year...

I also liked the restaurants along the beach, a concert of a choir in the church, the special public market when a "crucero" stopped for one day at SJDS, the taste of the "nicaraguan" coffee, the beer Victoria, the rum Flor de Cana but more important the amiability of men and women and the security in the country. We walked and felt secure! And imagine what I still have to discover because I spent only 8 days in SJDS!"
-Rodrigue G., Retired School Director, Québec Canada


My experience at SSS was excellent. I arrived in San Juan Del Sur speaking no Spanish and left four weeks later able to converse and even debate current events. Upon return to my university in the U.S. I was able to skip four semesters of Spanish and begin studying at the intermediate level right away. The instructors and staff were friendly and fun and the activities helped me get to know this gorgeous region and its culture.
-Liz R., Student, Massachusetts, USA

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