Santa Maria Del Fiat School has over 1,200 students from pre-kindergarten through high school.

Santa Maria del Fiat is a preschool through secondary school that has been providing high quality education to children of the surrounding area for 26 years. It is one of the best schools in Santa Elena province, with over 1,200 students. Some children travel 90 minutes one-way by bus to attend this school. The school is semi-private, receiving funding from the government for teacher salaries but relying on outside donations to stay open.

2020 Updates and Accomplishments

In 2020, 250 students received full scholarships through Mission Santa Maria. This number includes the children living at Esperanza Home for Children as well as children from resource limited families who cannot afford the $25 per month tuition. In addition, Mission Santa Maria provided 369 partial scholarships to children whose families were economically impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Many of these children would simply not attend school if it were not for our scholarship program.