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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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    It will be our pleasure to welcome you and your family to our campus

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What makes our school special?

Country Day School is an American School serving an international population from Early Childhood through to High School. Our individualized approach to learning combined with international opportunities inspires ambition in every child's learning journey.

Key facts about our school

Languages Taught

  • English
  • Spanish




Languages of Instruction

  • English


  • USA flag We teach the US curriculum

Maximum Students


School Type

Day School

Age Range

2- 18

Facilities Highlights

Student to Teacher Ratio


Average Class Size

Elementary, Middle and High School


Early Childhood


Our Family

Parents choose a Nord Anglia education because we offer academic, social and personal success for every student. Through opportunities to learn from the best, experiences beyond the ordinary, and the encouragement to achieve more than what they thought possible, we help our students succeed anywhere through our unique global educational offer. We do all this by investing in our people, our schools, and above all, our students.

Stay up to date with news and events

News & Events Calendar

Friday 14 December

Report Cards Sent Home

Friday 14 December

End of 2nd Quarter/Last Day of 1st Semester

Friday 14 December

EC & ES Gift Parade and Carol Singing

03 December 2018

Art Therapy

Middle School offers art therapy for students and staff Art therapy ...

Art Therapy
29 October 2018

Stateless Children United Nations

A “Stateless person” is a person not recognized as a citizen by any ...

UN day assembly
26 October 2018

How partnerships with world-leading organisations transform learning

Partnering with world-leading educators shows the importance of pass...

24 October 2018

UN Day Celebration

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the ...

UN Day celebrations

Our Location

Country Day School

San Rafael de Alajuela, Costa Rica, Central America