Paragon Galapagos


Paragon Galapagos is a non-profit organization with a mission to train future community leaders on the Galapagos Islands. As we continue to grow, we continue to search for new ways to support our community. Find out more about how you can play a part!



Individual Attention

The classroom environment at PARAGON FOUNDATION GALAPAGOS gives you the opportunity to be part of the education of the local community on Galapagos Our foundation gives them the time and attention that they need in order to succeed. We believe in keeping class numbers low to maximum learning potential.

Fantastic Facilities

Each student has access to the best possible learning technologies, as well having guest classes from industry professionals. We believe that learning english prepares the community for their careers or own businesses.

People, cultures, traditions and landscapes.

We believe in equipping teaching the community with english skills to be able to learn for the rest of their lives! Our English language program is designed to get local Galapagueño students actively communicating in English while at the same time engaging with the issues that affect their community.




Since we opened in 2017 we’ve seen the lives changed of over 1500 students.


If our students don’t succeed, then we haven’t done our job.


Happy Students


Meet different people, cultures, traditions and landscapes. Our English language program is designed to get local Galapagueño students actively communicating in English while at the same time engaging with the issues that affect their community.

  • Nature
  • Ethical
  • Sustainable
  • Culture
  • Local
  • Community

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Amazing island”

We loved teaching with Paragon Foundation, it has been a pleasure to get to know this amazing island and at the same time connect with the local community and get to know their culture and traditions!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Great learning environment”

I loved working with Paragon Foundation Galapagos. The learning environment makes the difference and I’m so proud to have been a part in their project!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Great facilities”

My working experience with Paragon Foundation Galapagos was great. They have great facilities and a great working community, I loved being part of the project!


Get to know us better in

Our Blog Posts

  • Student Voices
    Student Voices is a venue for students to make their voices heard. In the coming months and years, Student Voices will be an outlet for Paragon Galapagos students to demonstrate their learning to a wider world.
  • Thank You for a Great Year
    Hello my name is LizMarriet Arboleda. I’m 15 years old, I love to speak English and Paragon gave me this opportunity to meet new people, have good grades, etc. I want to share my experience. When I started here I was so nervous because I didn’t have confidence to speak but John and Indi helped me. In addition, my family always stayed with me and I wanted to fall but my mom told me “Don’t Give Up”. I was so confused because IContinue reading “Thank You for a Great Year”
  • We Are Paragon
    Director John Pfordresher Since 2009 John has worked to help students in countries across the globe develop their English language abilities. After completing an MA in Education, John moved to the Galápagos and co-founded the Paragon Foundation in order to meet the needs of the local community. John has written extensively about teaching on his professional teaching blog, and is particularly interested in how education can develop agency Outreach & Logistics Indira Jesenia Espin Indira has been the international student coordinator for theContinue reading “We Are Paragon”

Paragon Galapagos Foundation

Calle Lobo Marino e Isabela Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Galapagos

+593 096 017 5079

Donation Program

Our donation program helps us to provide long- term scholarships to local students in need.

Are you an expert and are willing to share your expertise with our community?

Contact us today about short-term volunteer opportunities with Paragon Galapagos.