A School that is part of ACECEN

Lirio de los Valles Christian School in Leon, Nicaragua, is a school which was started in 1996 with 33 preschool students from the community.  At that time, the students met at the house of the pastor of the church which was part of the Apostolic denomination in Nicaragua.  As they added grades each year, the church added classrooms to accommodate the grades.  The church community worked to complete the whole primary section of the school.  Later, with the help of a church from Germany, they were able to build more classrooms, so that currently the school consists of nine classrooms, a computer lab (with 20 Raspberry Pi computers), two offices, bathrooms, and a small playing area.

Francisco Avedan Medina has been the principal at Lirio de los Valles since the school started.  He leads the school quietly and by example.  Francisco manages the school capably and the community knows Lirio de los Valles as a well-run school.  Since 2008, this school has been part of ACECEN (Association of Christian Schools in Nicaragua) and member of RedProCom (Network of Christian Computer Teachers) since 2013 and has become a mentor model school.  Currently, this school offers preschool, primary, high school and literacy teaching. Secondary students meet in the morning while Preschool and elementary students meet in the afternoon.  The preference is for school in the morning, so as new classrooms become available the elementary classes will also meet in the morning. This will likely also cause enrollment to increase. There seems to be an increasing demand by the community resulting in average class sizes of 40 students.

To meet the increasing demand for classrooms, EduDeo Ministries and Lirio de los Valles Christian School agreed to a two-year facility expansion, which included an additional six second storey classrooms. Once the expansion was done, enrollment increased as well and they have to keep working two shifts to meet the demand of student enrollment numbers. The construction project, which a number of HANDS teams over two seasons worked at, has been a huge blessing to this school.


Francisco says that what brings students to the school is quality, Christ-centred education. It helps make students feel comfortable and empowers them to innovate . "I put a TV with cable in the hall so that students can watch TV during free time, made the internet available along with the Raspberry Pi computers, and we have cameras around the school and in the classrooms. The idea is to have different things to offer to students, but above all to offer them the Word of God," Francisco shared.

Francisco Avidán Medina Garmendia
Dec 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

saludos hermanos, les agradecemos el gran esfuerzo que están realizando en bien del Colegio Apoostólico El Lirio de los Valles.

Dios les bendiga y tengan una feliz navidad y prospero año nuevo.

luis diaz
Dec 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

GOOD!!! I WAS AN STUDENT FROM THIS School AND I THINK IS AN SPECIAL PLACE TO EVERYBODY TO WORK AND STUDY THERE.....

CONGRATULATION FOR YOUR JOB!! ;)

GAMALIEL ANDINO
Dec 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

yo creo que no solo personas de la comunidad estudiaron en este colegio también personas de lejos que bueno ahora a seguir adelante

Luis Martinez Perez
Apr 1, 2017 at 4:36 am

Yo trabaje como educador de este centro, solo les ouedo decir la gran dedicacion y esmero con que el Lic. Avidan, trabaja y cada dia se esfuerza porque El Lirio de los Valles sea uno de los mejores centeo de la ciudad de Leon.....trabaje como profesor de educaciin fisica, en disciplina e instructor de la banda musical del colegio....saludos

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