Ak Lu’um Waldorf School is located 8 km. north of Playa del Carmen’s center, next to the Sac Be community. The school was built as a carefully thought out ecological site in the jungle. We are using many traditional local materials, techniques and design. The organic nature of our project is reflected in the main school buildings and independent spaces that blend into the surrounding jungle without losing sight of safety. Our permanent site inaugurated in 2018 will continue to be developed. We only use solar power and aim to recycle much of our waste. Organic material is all composted and there is a recycling collection point for recyclable materials. Parents are also encouraged to follow the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Ak Lu'um

In Ak Lu’um you will find:

  • Nursery and kindergarten classrooms, resourced with organic materials (i.e. wooden blocks, baskets, fabric, bolts, nuts, ropes, shells, etc.) and ready access to water.
  • Primary classrooms with musical instruments and reading areas. The classrooms are large, cool and well ventilated.
  • Kindergarten playground, with wooden climbing frames, slides and playhouse.
  • Primary playground, with open areas and currently in development are play structures and shadded rest areas.
  • Vegetable garden used as part of the curriculum to study plants and to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs for the school lunch.
  • Common area for musical, theater and festival activities.
  • Offices and storage.
  • A nature trail within the school property.

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