Important Dates
  • November 21, 2017 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
    Read-a-thon

  • November 22, 2017 @ 11:35 am - 11:40 am
    Early Dismissal

  • November 23, 2017 - November 24, 2017
    No School - Thanksgiving Break

  • November 28, 2017 @ 8:50 am - 10:00 am
    CRIA House System Event

  • December 1, 2017 @ 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
    All School Student of the Month Assembly

  • December 4, 2017
    After School Activities end for first semester

  • December 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Primary Christmas Show

  • December 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Holiday Gala

  • December 12, 2017
    Gr 6-12 Semester Exams Dec 12-14

  • December 15, 2017
    Last Day of Semester 1 (Q2- 42 days)

  • December 15, 2017 @ 11:35 am - 11:40 am
    Early Dismissal

  • December 18, 2017 - January 5, 2018
    No School - Winter Break

  • January 8, 2018
    First Day Semester 2

  • January 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    All School--Back to School Pool Party

  • January 18, 2018 @ 8:50 am - 10:00 am
    CRIA House System Event

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