Important Dates
  • April 30, 2018
    No School

  • May 1, 2018
    No School - Workers Day

  • May 3, 2018 @ 8:50 am - 10:00 am
    CRIA House System Event

  • May 4, 2018 @ 2:20 pm - 3:00 pm
    All School Student of the Month Assembly

  • May 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Spring Fling at Los Catalinas

  • May 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SAT Testing at CRIA

  • May 10, 2018 - May 22, 2018
    KG to Gr 8 MAP Testing

  • May 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    High School Graduation

  • May 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Toddler to Gr 8 Music Concert

  • May 29, 2018 @ 11:35 am - 11:40 am
    Early Dismissal

  • May 29, 2018 @ 11:35 pm - May 30, 2018 11:45 am
    Early Dismissal

  • June 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    All School End of Year Assembly

  • June 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 6, 2018 12:30 pm
    Secondary Exams: Gr. 6-11

  • June 7, 2018
    Last Day for Students

  • June 7, 2018 @ 11:35 am - 11:40 am
    Early Dismissal

  • June 8, 2018
    Last Day for Teachers

Welcome to
Costa Rica International Academy

On behalf of the CRIA School community, we warmly welcome you to CRIA’s website.

CRIA is proud to provide a wonderful learning experience to students from around the world. We are a U.S. accredited college preparatory school serving a diverse international community. We strive everyday to inspire a passion for learning and provide children with the skills, values, and courage to become responsible leaders in their communities and the world. 

As we approach record enrollments once again for the third year in a row, we continue to pursue our longer term vision within our values as a community in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

OUR VISION

We aspire to be a world-class international school with a culture of high expectations, high performance and accountability.

OUR VALUES

We respect all creeds, religions and points of view. The School does not undertake religious instruction nor blend secular and sectarian education. At the same time, moral values and spiritual issues have a place in the educational process. Values such as fairness, justice, compassion, honesty, and the Golden Rule are taught without a religious label. Faculty and staff conduct reflect these values and serve as models for the students.

If you are interested in exploring whether CRIA is the right fit for your family, please come and visit us and we’d be delighted to have you see and meet our students and teachers in action firsthand!

Lois Mare

School Director