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Costa Rica schools and collegesCosta Rica schools and colleges are important to us because they’re important to our clients. Rather than trying to find information all over the Internet, here you have all the right info together.

First of all, we sell a lot of Costa Rica real estate to the people who already live in Costa Rica. And, we sell mostly to foreigners who move to Costa Rica. Some move to relocate, to work for a transnational company or just to retire.

It seems like you have children. Therefore you are on this webpage. And, you want to make sure your kids receive the best education possible. You probably don’t know where to get started. Therefore, we give you options of Costa Rica schools right here. As a free service to you, our client.

Also, because we are a Costa Rica real estate MLS, we hand our FREE information about schools in Costa Rica on this website. Therefore, we have no interest in your decision of which school you pick for your kids. Nonetheless, this information will be helpful to you. Nonetheless, at the same time ask you to use our services when looking to purchase a property. Finally, we look forward to hearing from you!

Location

It depends a lot on the type of education you are looking for. Also, it depends on the location where you plan to live. Since we cover Costa Rica real estate from coast to coast, we can always assist you, no matter where you relocate to.

Why Costa Rica

Because Costa Rica has no army since 1948. As a result, tax money is used for education. This is the reason for Costa Rica being such an attractive country for foreign investment and the presence of so many transnational companies. Therefore, we have an incredible amount of Costa Rica schools on our website.

Costa Rica schools

Every town in Costa Rica, no matter how small, has at least one public school. Public education in Costa Rica is free and obligatory. Therefore, below, you will also find a list of private institutions and only a few public universities.

To learn more about public schools in Costa Rica, visit MEP, the Ministry of Education of Costa Rica.

The American European Real Estate Group is the #1 Costa Rica MLS has over 20 real estate agents throughout Costa Rica. While we give you all these options for schools we do appreciate your business. Because our agents not only sell Costa Rica real estate, we relocate.

We certainly hope that this Costa Rica schools list will not only be helpful in your due diligence but that you will also use our services to take care of your Costa Rica real estate needs!

Costa Rica schools and colleges

Costa Rica Schools – Escazu

Arandu Elementary School

Los Laureles – Escazu
Phone 2288-6113
Preschool: Pre-Kinder, Kinder, and Prep.
Elementary: First to Sixth grade.

Also, go to their Facebook

Blue Valley School

Guachipelin – Escazu
Phone 2215-2203
Preschool, Elementary, High school

Also, go to their Facebook

Country Day School

San Miguel – Escazu
Phone 2289-0919
Pre-school: Half-day and full-day program for the Early Learning Center, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten classes.
Elementary, Middle school, High school.

Also, go to their Facebook

Mount View School

Guachipelin – Escazu
Phone 2215-1154
Preschool: Nursery, Pre-Kinder, Kinder, and Prep.
Elementary: First to Sixth grade.
High School: Seventh to Eleventh grade.

Also, go to their Facebook

Royal School

Guachipelin – Escazu
Phone 2215-1742
Preschool, Elementary and High School

Saint Mary’s School

Guachipelin – Escazu
Phone 2215-2133
Preschool, Elementary and High School

Also, go to their Facebook

West College

Guachipelin – Escazu
Phone: 2215-1016
Preschool and Elementary school

Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools and colleges

Costa Rica schools – San Jose East Side

Language School ILISA

San Pedro
Phone 800-454-7248

Also, go to their Facebook

Language school Forester Institute

Los Yoses – San Jose
Phone 2225-3155

Also, go to their Facebook

Colegio Metodista de Costa Rica

San Pedro
Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School
Phone 2280-1220

Colegio Monterrey

Vargas Araya – San Pedro
Preschool, Elementary and High School
Phone 2224-0833

Also, go to their Facebook

Marian Baker School

San Ramon de Tres Rios
Phone 2273-0024
Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School

Also, go to their Facebook

Saint Gregory

Tres Ríos
Preschool, Elementary and High School
Phone 2279-4444

Also, go to their Facebook

University of Costa Rica

San Pedro
Phone 2511-0000

Also, go to their Facebook

Universidad Latina

Heredia and San Pedro
Phone 2277-8000/2224-1920

Also, go to their Facebook

UNEM Business School

Zapote
No phone, email

Also, go to their Facebook

Veritas University

Zapote
Phone 2283-4747

Also, go to their Facebook

Organization for Tropical Studies

Sabanilla
Phone 2524-0607

Also, go to their Facebook

UNAM, Universidad Autonoma Monterrey

Barrio Escalante, San José
Phone 2283-7853/2283-7867

UCI, Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional

Barrio Escalante, San Jose
Phone 2234-7340

Also, go to their Facebook

Universidad de San José

San Jose
Phone 2218-0747

Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools and colleges

Costa Rica schools – San Jose north side

Kamuk School

Tibas
Phone 2240-9367
Also, go to their Facebook

Unibe – Universidad de Iberoamerica

Medicine – Pharmacy – Psychology – Nursing
Phone (506) 2297-2242
Also, go to their Facebook

Universidad Hispanoamericano

Tibas
Phones (506) 2241-9090  /  2241-9080

Also, go to their Facebook

Saint Francis School

Moravia
Phone 2240-9672
Also, go to their Facebook

Lincoln School

Barrio Socorro, San Miguel, Santo Domingo de Heredia
(highway to Limon)
Phone 2247-6600

Also, go to their Facebook

Saint Anthony school

Montelimar Guadalupe and Moravia
Phone 2297-4500 / 2297-4503

Costa Rica schools – San Jose west side

Language school Conversa

San José and Santa Ana
Phone 1-888-669-1664

Also, go to their Facebook

Ileri Spanish school

Escazu
Tel: (506) 2228-1687 / (506) 2289-4396
Cell phone: (506) 8384-2465
Also, go to their Facebook

The British School

Rohrmoser (San Jose)
Phone 2220-0131
Preschool, Elementary and High School

Also, go to their Facebook

The Humboldt School (German)

Rohrmoser
Phone 2232-1455/2232-1733
Preschool, Elementary and High School

Also, go to their Facebook

UCIMED, Universidad de Ciencias Medicas

Sabana West
Phone 2296-3644

Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools – Santa Ana

Language school Conversa

San José and Santa Ana
Phone 1-888-669-1664

Also, go to their Facebook

Pine Woods school

Santa Ana
Phone: 2203-1217
Preschool  – Sixth grade.
No website available now.

St. Jude School

Santa Ana
Phone: 2282-1610
Preschool and Elementary school

ILPPAL

Santa Ana
Phone 2282-6683
Only High school, no website available now.
Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools and colleges

Costa Rica schools – Heredia

Santa Cecilia School

Phone – (506) 2562-7373
Email address – info@santacecilia.ed.cr
Fax – 2562-7383
Go to their Facebook
Go to their YouTube

Language School Intercultura

Heredia and Samara beach
Phone 866-978-6668

Also, go to their Facebook

Asul – Academia Superior de Lenguas, Heredia

Spanish for foreigners
Programs with or without host offered
Phones: 2261 8112 / 2237 2419
Email: info@asul.biz

For website

Also, go to their Facebook

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas CPI

Heredia, Monteverde, and Flamingo
Phone 2265-6306

Also, go to their Facebook

The European School

Heredia
Phone 2261-0717
Preschool, Elementary and High School

Also, go to their Facebook

The Lincoln School

Santo Domino de Heredia
Phone 2247-6600
Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School

National University of Costa Rica

Heredia
Phone 2511-0000

Also, go to their Facebook

Universidad Latina

Heredia and San Pedro
Phone 2277-8000/2224-1920

Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools – Cariari

American International School of Costa Rica

Cariari
Preschool, Elementary and High School
Phone 2293-2557

Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools – Belen

St. Paul College

San Rafael de Alajuela (Belen)
Phones 2438-0824/2438-2122/2438-1661
Preschool, Elementary and High School

Colegio Santa Margarita
San Antonio de Belen
Phones 2239-0457/2293-4681/2239-6286
Only High School

Also, go to their Facebook

Pan-American School

San Antonio de Belen
Phone 2293-7393
Preschool, Elementary and High School

Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools – Samara Beach

Mareas International School

Mareas International Homeschool Samara, Costa Rica offers bilingual education for Pre-Kindergarten through High School.
“Preparing Our Children to Live their Potential”

Phones +506 2656 3247 / +506 8561 7510 / +506 8317 5481
Email: mareashomeschoolsamara@gmail.com

Also, go to their Facebook

Language School Intercultura

Heredia and Samara beach
Phone 866-978-6668

Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools –  Guanacaste area

Costa Rica International Academy (CRIA)

500 Meters South of Reserva Conchal
Brasilito, Guanacaste
Telephone: +(506) 2654-5042
E-mail: info@CRIAcademy.com

Lakeside International School

Tf :(506) 2667-0066 | Fax :(506) 2667-0166 |info@lakesideschoolcr.com
Tablazo de Sardinal | Carrillo | Guanacaste | Costa Rica

Also, go to their Facebook

Teocali Academy

Phone number: (506) 2666-8780
Email: info@academiateocali.ed.cr

This school offers mid-highschool, elementary school and pre-school.

For the past thirty years, Teocali Academy has been an important part of  Guanacaste’s  and Costa Rica’s education spectrum.  This has been recognized by the DECDOP ( the department that supervises private education), in the school’s celebration of our 30th  anniversary this year 2012.

Escuela Playa Hermosa

The Playa Hermosa school is a local (public) educational facility that provides basic education to local children who live in the Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste area.

This school is a very small school (grades 1-6) which serves the Playa Hermosa community of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It has been in existence for 22 years. Also, the school has one classroom and one lunchroom/kitchen area. as an incentive for their parents to send them to school, one meal a day is provided to the children.

The school has one Principal who is the main teacher for the children and one State-provided English teacher (whose English is not very strong).

Email: phschoolcr@gmail.com

Also, go to Facebook Page

Instituto Estelar Bilingue S.A.

Spanish for foreigners and English for locals

300 Metros Norte del Hospital San Rafael Arcángel, Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Liberia, 50101, Costa Rica

Celular: (506) 8730-0904
Escuela: (506) 2665-6921

Calling from the USA: (209) 233-6303
Go to their Facebook

Also, go to their website

Del Mar Academy – Nosara

Toddler Program M-F 8am-11:30 am 18 months to 3 years old
Toddler Extended Aftercare M-F 8 am – 3 pm 18 months to 3 years old
Casa (Pre-primary and primary) Half Day M-F 8-11:30 am 3 to 4 years old
Casa (Pre-primary and primary) Full Day M-F 8 am – 3 pm 3 to 6 years old
Lower Elementary M-F 8 am – 3 pm 6 to 9 years old (1st-3rd graders)
Upper Elementary M-F 8 am – 3 pm 4th-5th grades
Middle School M-F 8 am – 3 pm 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
High School M – F 8 am -3 pm 9th and10th grades
International Baccalaureate M – F 8 am – 3 pm 11th and 12 grades

Telephone: +506 2682-1213/ +506 2682-1211

Go to their website

Also, go to their Facebook

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas CPI

Heredia, Monteverde, and FlamingoCosta Rica schools and colleges
Phone 2265-6306

Also, go to their Facebook 

La Paz Community School

A private, non-profit, preschool through high school offering experiential bilingual education to the culturally diverse youth of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. La Paz Community School is nestled in between several unique communities along the central coastal region of Guanacaste.  La Paz students come from as far south as Playa Negra to as far north as Nuevo Colon (about a 60 km distance between the two).  In addition, the majority of La Paz students come from the towns of Potrero, Flamingo, Brasilito, Huacas, Villareal, and Tamarindo which each offer their own little slice of local and international culture.

500 metros Sur de la ferreteria, Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Tel/Fax: +(506) 2654-4532 Cel: +(506) 8350-9102
EMAIL: paz@lapazschool.org

Also, go to their Facebook.

Guanacaste Waldorf Bilingual School 

Villa Real – Tamarindo

Guanacaste Waldorf School is a bilingual, international K-6 school in Canafistula, Costa Rica. The school has a natural, nurturing setting inspired by Rudolf Steiner and the principles of Waldorf Education.

Address: Pueblo Canafistula, 6.5 km Southeast of Villarreal, 400 meters of Sabanero Lodge., Canafistula, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 8651 8301

Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools – Dominical Beach

Language School AEC Adventure Education Center

Dominical, Arenal, and Turrialba
Phone 1-800-237-2730 for world-wide access

So, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools – Atenas

Green Valley School

Vista Atenas
Phone 2446-3848
Preschool, Elementary and High School

Colina Azul School

Atenas
Phone 2446-4027
Pre-school and Elementary school

Costa Rica schools – Jaco Beach & Herradura Beach

Falcon International School

Herradura Beach
Phone 506-2637-7400
The Falcon International school is located diagonally to the entrance of Los Sueños Resort and Marina in Herradura Beach.
Pre-school, Elementary school, and Middle school

School of the World

Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone: 2643-2462
From U.S.- Office Phone: +1-305-517-7689
Boutique hotel, surf camp, language school, yoga retreat, and photography workshop under one roof as well.

Also, go to their Facebook

Peace Academy Costa Rica

Jaco beach
Phone: +506 – 8682 4475
Also, go to their Facebook
E-mail:info@peaceacademycostarica.com

Peace Academy Costa Rica (PACR) is a unique schooling program for students and families who are searching for an alternative education that expands beyond the conventional academic structure.

Therefore, a flexible, individualized and self-directed approach to education is provided by the academy. Also, this is coupled with an emphasis on developing leadership skills through internships.

Costa Rica schools and colleges

Costa Rica schools – Caribe Sur

Mi Jardin

Playa Chiquita, 300 meters south from Hotel Shawandha.
Telephone: (+506) 2756 8325
Nursery, Kindergarten, and Preparatory.

Sea Heart School

Playa Negra, off-road towards Hone Creek.
Playa Negra
No phone –Email
Most of all, Nursery and Kindergarten

Also, go to their Facebook

Centro Educativo Playa Chiquita – Punta Uva

Playa Chiquita, next to Caribe Sur Real Estate offices.
Telephone: (+506) 2750 0754 / 8339 4983
Most of all, Kindergarten to Grade 6.
No website –Email

Also, go to their Facebook

Escuela & Colegio Cahuita

Cahuita
Telephone: (+506) 2755 0057.
All educational levels
Also, go to their Facebook

Punta Mona

Punta Mona is an 85 acre off the grid, family-owned environmental education center. Therefore, children will learn all about the botanical collection, permaculture farm, and also an eco-lodge, dedicated to sustainable ways of living.

Contact by email

Also, go to their Facebook

Costa Rica schools and colleges

Universities in other parts of Costa Rica

Technológico de Costa Rica TEC

Cartago
Phone 2552-5333

Also, go to their facebook

Earth University
Guacimo Limon
Phone 2713-0000

Also, go to their facebook

Catie

Turrialba
School of Management for Agriculture and also Natural Resources
Phone 2558-2000

Also, go to their facebook

University for Peace

Ciudad Colon
Phone 2205-9000

Also, go to their facebook

INCAE Business School

Alajuela
Phone 2437-2200

Visitors can go to their facebook in addition.

UNIBE, Universidad de Iberoamérica
Tibás
Phone 2297-2242

Especially relevant, is the fact that they have agreements with other international universities.

Visitors can go to their facebook in addition.

While we might have forgotten some options for Costa Rica schools, feel free to send us any suggestions for other schools not mentioned here.

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