The Jicarito School is a low-cost school design that relies on collaborative construction methods and local materials to create educational spaces that enhance creativity. The school becomes the public square for the community. An open space defined by two facades performs as a playground, an event space, and a meeting and reference point for the area. The organizational strategy of the plan enables the enclosed spaces to open up to the square, or to remain enclosed as smaller units. The classrooms are conceived as flexible spaces that stimulate and promote interactive teaching and dynamic and non-hierarchical educational strategies.