Juniper school was founded in 1960 by the Passionist Priests who saw the need that existed at that time to educate the children of American families who resided temporarily in Mexico and had no command of the Spanish language.
The Benedictine Sisters directed the school from the time of its foundation until the year 1968 when the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, California, assumed its administration.
The first Dominican Sister sent to Mexico to administer the school was Sister Ellen Kelly, Sister Dolores Marie Diaz accompanied her as a teacher in the English program. She was followed by Sister Imelda Marie Dibble, then by Sister Rose Martin and by Sister Carol Prutsos.
In its beginnings, the school population was comprised of mostly Americans. Due to the changes that have taken place in Mexico, the school community has been shifting gradually so that at the present time the schoolÂ´s population is mostly made up of Mexican families having as a priority to give their children a high quality education, in a Catholic environment of peace and Christian love.
- In 1980, the Seventh and Eighth grade were phased out because of low enrollments. In the same year a Kindergarten building was constructed to offer a Pre-school education.
- In 1995 the Kindergarten added a Pre-Kinder level for 3 year olds.
- In October 1996 the Margaret E. Kelly Auditorium was inaugurated. This building has on the lower level a Music classroom, a chapel, 2 extra classrooms and bathrooms. On the upper floor, at school patio level are the kitchen, stage and multifunctional auditorium.
- In 2005 JuniperÂ´s Library is renovated.