The Cuixmala School is located at the heart of the Cuixmala estate and embedded in the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Jalisco. The mission of the school is to create a learning environment where students master core academic subjects, where fine arts and physical education are indispensable and where responsible ethics and values are woven into the curriculum. This non-profit school of advanced education incorporates new teaching methods, professional educators and interactive learning activities to develop each students own special potential in both English and Spanish. Special emphasis is placed on the teaching of ethics and values. Respect for and understanding of the natural world permeates the school’s programming. The unique setting within Cuixmala enables students to have first hand learning experiences with nature, not possible in a normal school setting. The mix of cultures, nationalities, nature and activities creates a unique experience in the education and life of the students. The school benefits the surrounding communities by offering scholarships to local children. In addition programs are offered for Virtual Students, those who spend at least 2 months at the school during the academic year and complete their studies via the internet.