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Educational Development Association

The CDS Educational Association is a non-profit association incorporated in both the U.S. and Costa Rica, and founded in 2002. 

The Association is a private initiative for the public good, forging a partnership among the community of Country Day School, local educators, and business leaders.

• Award scholarships to talented yet financially disadvantaged Costa Rican youth to study at CDS as of 9th grade.  Click here for more information on how to apply.

• Offer workshops for local Costa Rican educators to enhance their pedagogical skills.

• Develop and encourage service learning programs for CDS students through which they can make a meaningful contribution to the local community

CDS EDA is funded from two sources. 100% of the one-time Registration Fee provides the primary funding for the program annually. This is supplemented by grants and donations from individuals and companies who wish to support the work and goals of the Association. 

The Association has enjoyed remarkable success in achieving its goals. Currently 4 students attend CDS on full scholarships that continue until they graduate from the school.  Teacher workshops are offered each year by our teacher volunteers to local public school teachers. Gifts of teaching materials have accompanied these workshops. Finally, the Association has funded and provided seed money to initiate new service learning programs for students at all levels of the School. These students tutor local students in public schools, develop projects and raise funds for human and environmental causes and work to rebuild and improve community facilities in small rural communities.

We invite your support for the CDS Educational Developmental Association!


Proceso de aplicación  


Concurso de beca académica a secundaria

A partir de Tercer año en secundaria

Country Day School Educational Development Association





  • Ser costarricense por nacimiento
  • Promedio de calificaciones y nota de conducta de 90 o mayor.
  • Nivel intermedio de idioma inglés oral y escrito.
  • Excelentes recomendaciones.
  • Habilidad y participación en algún deporte, área artística o musical.
  • Interés y participación en servicio comunitario.
  • Completar satisfactoriamente los exámenes de admisión de CDS: Inglés(Escritura y Lectura) y Matemática (ambos exámenes en inglés).
  • Involucrarse activamente en la vida estudiantil de CDS, en los equipos deportivos, grupos artísticos, entre otros.
  • Interés en prepararse para concursar por una beca para realizar estudios universitarios en el extranjero.


Documentos requeridos:


Estudiantes interesados/as deben presentar, en inglés:

  • Hoja de información personal: nombre completo, nombre de sus padres, dirección de domicilio, números de teléfono, dirección electrónica, foto tamaño pasaporte.
  • Redacción sobre: Why attending Country Day School would be a great opportunity for me? (¿Por qué asistir a Country Day School sería una gran oportunidad para mí?)
  • Perfil estudiantil: informe personal que especifique sus antecedentes académicos, logros personales, sueños y aspiraciones.
  • Informe oficial o certificación de calificaciones (notas) de los últimos dos años cursados: 7° y 8° año de secundaria, otorgado por la institución educativa correspondiente.
  • Cartas de recomendación del Director/a y de dos profesores/as del colegio al que asiste actualmente (pueden presentarse en español).
  • Carta de un líder de su comunidad que le conozca bien, dando testimonio de su persona (puede presentarse en español).
  • Constancia oficial de ingresos económicos de ambos padres o encargados. (puede presentarse en español).