Important Dates
  • October 22, 2019
    PD-Early Release Day-11:35am

  • October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    All School Parent-Teacher Conferences

    no regular classes

  • October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    KG to Gr. 5--Children's Fun Run

  • October 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    All School-Halloween Haunt

  • November 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    All School-Pirate Pride Assembly

  • November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Gr. 6-12 Duathlon

  • November 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Toddler-Gr, 5 Read-a-thon

  • November 27, 2019
    All School-11:35am Early Dismissal

  • November 28, 2019 - November 29, 2019 @ 
    Thanksgiving Holiday

  • December 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    All School-Pirate Pride Assembly

  • December 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Holiday Gala

  • December 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Toddler-Gr. 5 Christmas Concert

  • December 13, 2019
    After School Activities End

    Last day for ASAs in first semester

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 fifth year in a row, we continue to pursue our longer term vision within our values as a community in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.


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


We respect all creeds, religions and points of view. CRIA 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!

Paul Barwinski

School Director






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