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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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  • The Panthers Teams

    We promote team effort, dedication and pride to achieve focused goals

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  • Inspiring Creativity

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

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What makes our school special

A true international school in Costa Rica

The Country Day School in Costa Rica is an international school that offers a world-class academic program to students from 2 to 18 years old. With more than 750 students from 35 different nationalities and 200 faculty members that boast an impressive range of international teaching experience, the school is enriched by the wealth of its diverse and multicultural community. We are committed to the development of the whole child and to helping each student discover his/her talents and special aptitudes. Our interscholastic athletics, leadership, and service experiences help shape students’ character, teach teamwork, and build confidence.

Our school empowers students to achieve beyond what they may have thought possible, academically, socially and personally, while developing a love of learning.

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Individualized Learning

Country Day School offers a highly personalized approach to learning that will support, challenge and motivate your child. Because we understand that children learn and develop skills in different ways, each student at Country Day School benefits from a learning plan that is individualized, including personal learning goals and strategies.

Our differentiated instruction brings together the strengths of a well-regarded and balanced curriculum to engage and challenge your child, create global citizens and prepare them for higher learning. 

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Personalized Learning Goals

Our teachers recognize each child’s distinct learning needs as well as a preferred method of learning. We do this by regularly assessing students according to their personal targets as well as to standardized levels, adjusting as needed, enabling children to optimize their learning and attain their goals.

Students work in the way that offers them the most success, tackling new learning and revisiting concepts that may need more work. The curriculum is layered, revisiting topics to reinforce and deepen understanding and skills. Even the very youngest students are aware of their personal  learning goals and what they need to do to achieve them.


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Truly International

Country Day School offers an authentic international education where a worldwide perspective is embedded and celebrated every day. We enthusiastically honor the traditions and cultures prevalent in our school community.  CDS is where friends from all over the world are made for life.  

Beyond curriculum, we offer a range of opportunities for students of all ages to develop international mindedness – from community service projects to networking with other schools, environmental programs and more.