AGES 6–10


At our international Elementary School in Costa Rica, we provide our students with opportunities to explore their interests and foster their independence to perform at the best of their potential — not only academically, but physically, socially, and creatively. Students develop more effective communication skills, and most importantly, they actively participate in the learning process, as they develop the skills and attitudes of life-long learners.
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About Our Elementary School Curriculum

We’re committed to providing an effective education for every student by aligning a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with the delivery of quality. We follow the US Common Core State Standards.


As well as offering the core subjects of math, science, language arts, and social studies, we have a strong specialist curriculum in:


Additionally, we offer English as a Second Language and a resource program that supports student academic achievement. 

From 1st through 5th grade, classes and activities are planned with the developmental stages in mind. We also provide our students with character education activities to help them develop into caring individuals.  

We meet the needs of all our students and are committed to their continuous growth alongside the improvement of all our programs. Every month, we plan an elementary assembly designed to promote a specific character education trait. 


Recognizing Success

At the beginning of each academic year, teachers identify goals that will encourage student participation in community service activities.


There are many other activities that highlight student success, such as:  


The Partnership Between Home and School

We believe a strong home and school partnership is the foundation for student success. This shared responsibility is the most important work we undertake as educators and parents. Parents help plan and implement a variety of events and programs such as the Back-to-School Picnic, Fun Run, our special reading program, and various class activities


Every child has their own exciting journey. Our teachers build up the individual strengths of each student, creating activities and projects based on our internationally recognized curriculum and qualifications, so they can discover their path to the world's best colleges and universities.

Academic Excellence
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