Important Dates
  • March 10, 2020 @ 8:10 am - 8:55 am
    FARO Test Information Meeting

    CRIA Cafetorium

  • March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SAT Test at CRIA

  • March 24, 2020 @ 11:35 am - 11:35 am
    Early Release Day

  • March 25, 2020
    All School-Parent/Teacher Conferences

    No regular classes

  • March 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Secondary-Pirate Pride Assembly

  • March 27, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Primary-Pirate Pride Assembly

  • March 30, 2020 - April 12, 2020 @ 
    Semana Santa Holiday

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 American 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!