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5 Schools for your kids when living in Costa Rica

Choosing the School where your kids will be going for the next years isn't a simple decision and enrollment often starts a year or more before. This is why we talk to you about some of the best Private Schools in San José to consider:

Keep in mind that some requirements might apply, such as financial statements, previous school records, as well as a personal interview with the student and with the parents also. 

Blue Valley

Located in Guachipelin, Escazú this School is one of the best in infrastructure in Costa Rica, the classes are located around a garden, with lots of natural light and space for kids to be kids.

Their education is very technology-oriented, teaching kids code as well as languages. From Kindergarten the method is the Montessori, not very often found in primary schools, and of course, education is fully bilingual.

If you want to see more about Blue Valley School, check their website.



Brittish School

Fully bilingual education focused on building worldly humans. This is a more traditional kind of School Infrastructure, but very well equipped to educate small minds.  Also an option where kids graduate with the International Baccalaureate Program Degree

Check more information on the British School here.



Families with a European interest are more likely to find out more about the Humboldt Schule, this School teaches German in an immersive way to all the students. Kids from 4 years old will be developing within a wholesome environment but will come out from High School speaking Spanish, German and English.

All infrastructure for this School is sent and designed by the German Government since this is a subsidized Organization. If you want to learn more about this institution, check their website at their website here.



Panamerican School

If you are looking for a school where your kids will get more personalized attention, Panamerican is a very good option, groups are of not more than 10 students per classroom. 

Kids will graduate with an International Baccalaureate Program Degree.


 Country Day

Located in the far West of the City, at San Rafael of Alajuela to be exact. The Country Day School is an option for families looking to reinforce more sustainable values.

The Country Day School recently built a very big new campus, all LEED certified, taking into consideration the best use of crossed ventilation, and other resources.

If you want to look about this school, check their website