Costa Rica International Academy
During your visit to our website and hopefully a visit in person soon, I invite you to learn more about what it is that makes our school special. We are fortunate to have world class facilities which include ample spaces to run, play and explore, a swimming pool and covered gymnasium, computer labs, a library and large, comfortable, air conditioned classrooms. Our teachers are all certified in the United States, Canada or Costa Rica and are passionate about helping students to learn and challenge themselves. Our dual accreditation – with both Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges in the United States, and the Costa Rican Ministry of Education – enable students to work towards the goal of attending colleges and universities anywhere in the world.
Our commitment to helping students learn more about Costa Rica and the Spanish language also sets us apart– Spanish, art, physical education, music, Costa Rican studies, organic gardening and many sports and after school activities, are all taught in Spanish. On the playground, you may hear English, Spanish, or one of the other 18 languages represented by students on campus. We truly are a melting pot of languages, cultures and traditions. Learning more about one another and accepting our differences as strengths is one of our most treasured attributes.
Our boarding program – the only one in Central America – is geared towards allowing children to explore all of the natural beauty that makes Costa Rica special – excursions are a part of the program with trips to places like Arenal volcano, Monteverde cloud forest, the Caribbean coast. Students learn to SCUBA dive, snorkel, kayak, surf and enjoy the splendor that our location offers us on a daily basis. read more
Lois Mare, Principal