Equinox Spanish School was founded in November 1986 and is the first Spanish school in Quito,Ecuador. We are located in a beautiful 1930s house in downtown Quito, one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America. At Equinox Spanish School, we have modern infrastructure, comfortable and equipped classrooms, as well as a nice cafe/restaurant and beautiful gardens.
Since our foundation, we have been known for our professionalism and personalized service. We strive to teach with effective educational material and modern methodology, which guarantees that our students will learn Spanish quickly and easily. Our specialized faculty and homey atmosphere make learning an unforgettable experience. Our programs include cultural tourism in the city, so students can experience the beauty of the city and its culture while learning Spanish.
As well as traditional Spanish lessons, we provide a variety of exciting programs all around Ecuador, allowing us to combine excursions and sight seeing as an integrated part of the learning process. Our Spanish programs outside of Quito include educational trips in each region of Ecuador, the Andes, the coast, the Amazon Jungle and Galapagos Islands.
We are also committed to working with the community through our volunteer arm, the Ecuador Volunteer Foundation, as well as through Service Learning programs with various universities and schools. In this way, students have the opportunity to learn Spanish while giving back to local communities. Students find it very rewarding to offer their help to a wide variety of worthy social projects with limited resources.
Studying Spanish at Equinox School in Ecuador is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Ecuadorian culture while learning the 3rd most spoken language in the world!
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is one of the most beautiful cities in South America. At an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,800 meters above sea level), it has the highest elevation of any official capital city in the world.
The city has a population of around 2.5 million. The historic center of Quito has one of the largest and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. Quito was the first World Cultural Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1978. The central square of Quito is located about 25 kilometers (16 miles) south of the equator; the city itself extends to within 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the equator is known locally as “La Mitad del Mundo” (the middle of the world).