Our History

Since 1966, Guadalupe School has provided hope to thousands of Utah’s children and adults through our mission: 
transforming lives through education.

In 1966, Suzanne Weiss, in partnership with Father Jerald Merrill of the local Catholic diocese, began teaching English to adult immigrants in Salt Lake City, and Guadalupe School was born. Suzanne quickly realized that not only did these adults need quality education, but their children did too. Her students wanted their children to succeed in education and thrive in their new community despite their unique struggles. In response to those concerns, the Guadalupe Primary School opened in 1970. It was later decided that for these children to achieve their fullest potentials, even earlier intervention was necessary. The Early Learning Center Programs opened in 1992, ensuring school readiness and proper development in those crucial years from birth to kindergarten. Eventually Guadalupe childhood programs expanded up to grade six. 

In 2014, Guadalupe School opened its new location in Rose Park, putting all five programs under one roof for the first time. 

Our Programs

Parent Educators visit participants’ homes weekly and provide guidance on how parents can be their child’s first teacher.

Toddler Beginnings:
2-year-olds are exposed to the school environment through onsite literacy-enriched learning.

3 and 4-year-olds engage in interactive learning based on a curriculum aligned with the Charter School.

K-6 Charter School:
​We offer small classrom sizes with dedicated teachers who build a strong foundation of literacy.

Adult Education:
​Parents and adult community members participate in English classes to further their employment prospects and improve their lives.