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  • Welcome to Country Day School

    An American School serving an international population of Global Citizens

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  • Encouraging Development in a Safe Environment

    We celebrate success and encourage growth, all within a safe and supportive environment where well-being comes first

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  • Inspiring Every Child

    We attract talented, experienced and world class faculty and staff

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  • Encouraging Success

    Students are part of a global learning community that includes peers and teachers from around the world.

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    We inspire and celebrate the arts as a channel for growth and education

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Middle School

Our Middle School teachers offer an educational program that is exploratory and challenging, and incorporates student-generated questions and concerns. Instruction takes advantage of a wide variety of skills and abilities. Teachers respect multiple intelligences and individual learning styles. They utilize a variety of authentic and appropriate assessment measure ranging from essays, tests, and quizzes to collaborative projects, in class and online discussions, multimedia presentations, and performances.

  • Vera Adams - Country Day School

    Vera Adams

    Computational Thinking & STEAM Teacher

    Vera Adams

    I joined Costa Rica Country Day School after teaching at schools in Tokyo, London, and Cyprus. I currently work as an Innovation Coach and Middle School Teacher. I’ve taught across subject areas and at a variety of grade and age levels from kindergarten to adults. 

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  • Country Day School - Robert Austin Country Day School - Robert Austin

    Robert Austin

    Social Studies Teacher

    Robert Austin

    I’m extremely excited to be starting at Country Day School as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher.  Previously, I taught Model United Nations (MUN) coach for both middle and high school.  I’m motivated to be able to coach and build our MUN team!. 

    I have lived in Costa Rica for four years and have settled down with my wife and son.  My desire at CDS is to build and strengthen our social studies programs and initiatives to be leading in Costa Rica.

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  • Country Day School - Niza Bermúdez Country Day School - Niza Bermúdez

    Niza Bermúdez

    Science Teacher

    Niza Bermúdez

    I’m from Costa Rica, born and raised. Prior to CDS, I’ve worked at Saint Jude’s School, Pan-American School, and Saint Paul School, teaching Environmental Systems and Societies, Chemistry, Biology, and Research.

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  • Country Day School - Romel Brumley Country Day School - Romel Brumley

    Romel Brumley

    Choir Teacher

    Romel Brumley

    As the first Afro-Costa Rican Opera singer in history, I have been performing through several venues in the world such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Second Voice prize at Leontyne Price Vocal Competition (New Jersey), Jackie Onassis Gala house, Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans), Long Island Opera Company, Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, Teatro Nacional Ruben Dario Nicaragua,  Brooklyn Opera, New Orleans Opera Association, Bartlesville Oklahoma Philharmonic, Orquesta Juvenil Centro Americano y del Caribe, Creole Opera, and so forth. My experiences not only encompass opera venues but also musicals, world music from Jazz, to new age, and others

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  • Country Day School - Azikiwe Chandler Country Day School - Azikiwe Chandler

    Azikiwe Chandler

    Math Teacher

    Azikiwe Chandler

    I’m a father, husband, lifelong learner, and educator from Charleston, South Carolina with an educator’s license from Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and my Master of Arts in Teaching from the College of Charleston. I learned Italian while studying architecture in Rome, and Spanish while teaching English Language Arts and coaching soccer as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua.

    Whether coaching 8-year-old footballers as a high school sophomore, tutoring underprivileged kids as a college freshman, directing community service projects abroad as an expedition leader, or serving as a docent at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture while in grad school, I’ve always endeavored to make my communities more beautiful and beneficial than when I inherited them. To paraphrase Thomas Paine, the world is my country, all humankind are my family, and to do good is my religion.

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  • Country Day School - Giancarlo Hwu

    Giancarlo Hwu

    Art Teacher

    Giancarlo Hwu

    My name is Giancarlo Hwu Hidalgo, an artist, an architect, and a designer. I am a former Country Day School alumni myself. As a former CDS student, I am familiarized with the rich culture of excellence that identifies the school. Thus, I have committed myself to represent CDS to the highest of my capabilities each and every day of my life.

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  • Country Day School - Chad LaRoche Country Day School - Chad LaRoche

    Chad LaRoche

    Social Studies Teacher

    Chad LaRoche

    This is my second year at CDS and is incredibly grateful and excited to be teaching 6th and 7th-grade social studies.

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  • Country Day School - Gabriela Madrigal Country Day School - Gabriela Madrigal

    Gabriela Madrigal

    Learning Support Specialist

    Gabriela Madrigal

    I think I have always been drawing to work with kids with different ways of learning after I completed my Bachelor's degree in Education from the Universidad de Costa Rica I enrolled in a Masters Program to become a Learning Specialist from the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. I enjoy learning new strategies for working with kids.

     

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