Prekindergarten to High School
A Comprehensive, High Quality Education
Pre-Conservatory Training in Music and Dance
University level Science and Mathematics
Special emphasis on English

Hughes Schools

Provides a comprehensive, high quality education from Prekindergarten to High School with special emphasis on English, university level science and mathematics, and pre-conservatory training in music and dance.

Our Vision

We are a reference point at the national level, leaders in the educational community, recognized for the high quality of our services, acting with social sensitivity, and committed to a culture of excellence and success in life.

Our Mission

Hughes Schools is a bilingual educational institution whose mission it is to train and educate students of integrity and accomplishment, using the tools of academic and artistic excellence in an atmosphere of safety and security. We have a committed team of specialized professionals who are continuously researching and updating teaching methods appropriate for the constantly changing educational environment in order to respond to the needs of students, society, and the nation. We maintain excellent communication with our students and all sectors of the global community based on respect and mutual understanding.


Enrollment is open year-around. Call, email or visit the school office for more information.


Full and partial scholarships for academic and artistic excellence are available to students who have been enrolled in the school for at least one year.


The Hughes Schools Academic Program is organized on a daily schedule of six 45-minute classes, leading to a high school diploma and university success.

The academic program is rigorous and mandatory for all students. Special emphasis is placed on academic instruction in English from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.


Hughes Schools promotes the creative application of academic knowledge at various events during the school year including the Hughes Schools Science and Math Fairs, national and international Academic Olympics, and the Hughes Schools Model United Nations.

Performing Arts

The Hughes Schools Performing Arts program leads students to a high school degree in the Performing Arts and prepares them for future study in a conservatory or university music or dance program


Students in elementary grades 1 to 4 take a preparatory program of choir, music theory, jazz/ballet dance, and Bolivian Folk dance along with introductory classes in violin, guitar, and recorder.

Music Program

Students specializing in Music take classes in music theory, choir, and one or more instruments (piano, strings, bronzes, woodwinds, voice). Additional subjects include history of music, harmony, musical analysis, and ensembles.

Dance Program

Students specializing in Dance study classical ballet, jazz dance, contemporary dance, and Bolivian Folk dance. Additional subjects include choreography, physical preparation for dancers, and history of dance.

Performance Opportunities

Hughes School of the Performing Arts dance companies, choirs, and individual artists have performed at over 250 national and international events including:

  • Festival Nacional de Piano “Hernan Rivera U” Totora, 2012 to 2018
  • Hughes Schools Festival Internacional de Danza – Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2014 to 2018
  • Magic Valley Folk Festival, Burley, Idaho; World Folkfest, Springville, Utah; Summerfest, Bountiful, Utah, 2016 and 2018
  • Ibero-americano Choir Festival (State Representative), Sucre, Bolivia, 2013
  • International Folk Festival (National Representative), Iquique, Chile, 2007, 2009, 2013
  • Bolivia National Choir Contest, Pando, Bolivia (State Representative) 2012
  • Encuentro Latinoamericano de Danza Folklórica Infantil “Eulogio Mollinedo Zurita, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Sestu International Folk Festival (National Representative), Sestu, Italy, 2011
  • Festival de Danza Internacional de Danza Tentayape, Santa Cruz, Bolivia 2010, 2011
  • National Folk Dance Festival, Sucre, Bolivia, (State Representatives), 2010
  • Feria Internacional de Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2008, 2010
  • DanzaCruz, Santa Cruz Bolivia, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Concurso de la Villa de Oropeza, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Festival de la Chacarera, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2010
  • Bolivia National Choir Contest, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (State Representative) 2009
  • Festival Internacional de la Cultura, Sucre, Bolivia, 2007, 2008

Yearly Musicals

Recent Hughes Schools fully-staged dance and musical productions include:

Rio, Happy Feet, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, El Gran Poder, El Aguayo, El Horno Mágico and an Original Production: Almost a Princess.

School Calendar

Hughes Schools follows the Bolivian Department of Education yearly calendar, which begins in February of each year and ends in November.

Community Service

Hughes Schools student and teacher volunteers actively support the local community by donating time, energy, and materials to assist various health, educational and service projects.

  • "Desire is the key to motivation, but it is determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
    Mario Andretti

Profile of a Graduate of Hughes Schools

The Hughes Schools graduate is an ordinary person who does extraordinary things.

He or she is a leader who in thought, voice, and action applies positive values and personal knowledge for self-growth and to improve the world.

With solid logical, critical, and creative thinking, the Hughes Schools graduate sets high goals and reaches them with excellence.

Thoughtful, active, and productive, he or she has the tools to achieve anything at any time and uses these abilities to the great social benefit of family, friends, community, and country.


Hughes Schools is proud of the academic and artistic achievements of its students and congratulates each one for his or her hard work, winning attitude, and commitment to excellence.

Hughes Schools Major Awards and Distinctions for Academic Excellence include:

Four National Youth Science Foundation Scholarship Winners

Sponsored by the United States Department of State and the National Youth Science Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to academically talented students to develop their highest potential in the sciences. The month-long program takes place in the state of West Virginia and the scholarship includes all travel and living expenses.

One COMTECO Short Story Award in Writing

One National Physics Ibero-americano Representative

Eight National Physics Olympics Award winners

Fifty-four State Science Fair Award winners

One National Space School (NASA) Scholarship Winner

Students receive a full scholarship to attend the United Space School in Houston, Texas. Scholarship winners participate in a variety of space-related activities at the Johnson Space Center, the University of Houston Clear Lake, and Space Center Houston. Activities promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies and international collaborations.

One C-tech2 Scholarship at Virginia Tech University

Four National Mathematics Olympics Award winners

Five State Mathematics Olympics Award winners

Seventy-nine District Science Olympics Award winners

Graduates of Hughes Schools have been accepted at universities around the world, including:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Brown University
  • The University of Notre Dame
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Vassar College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Florida International University
  • Emory University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • The Hartt School of Dance and Music, University of Hartford
  • University of Houston
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas
  • West Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Tech
  • Berklee School of Music
  • Frost School of Music, University of Miami
  • University of Milan, Italy
  • University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Over 80 scholarship students attend universities in Bolivia (Universidad Privada de Bolivia, Universidad Univalle, Universidad Simón y Patino, Universidad San Andrés)

  • “If I had to say what I learned in Hughes Schools, I would have to say it was hundreds of Gigabytes.”
    Patrick Munoz - Graduating Class of 2010
  • “At Hughes Schools you will find the combination necessary to arrive at a place in the world where boundaries do not exist.”
    Carla Arevalo - Graduating Class of 2008
  • “The education that Hughes Schools gave me is the passport to cross all of my borders.”
    Jessica Cordova - Graduating Class of 2007

Our Team of Principals

Richard Hughes

Dalcy Hughes

Alvaro Lanza

The Art of Excellence