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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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  • Join Our CDS Family

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

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    Contact us now and visit our beautiful campus

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Facilities & Technology

The five hectare purposefully built new campus, designed to foster community within the campus with learning spaces adjacent and visible to each other, is located in San Rafael de Alajuela, on Route 27. 

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The campus moved to its current site in July 2016, and is the first K-12 LEED certified school in Costa Rica. Includes 81 well-equipped classrooms, 7 science labs, robotics and maker spaces, a Theater, Fine Arts center, Learning Resource Center and Library, Athletic facilities and swimming pool. It offers inner courtyards within the Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and High School Houses, with natural playscapes, seating, and outdoor learning spaces. 

Learning Resource Center And Library

We want our students to learn naturally and skillfully in a changing world; the CDS Learning Resource Center services supports this quest through designated physical spaces, such as our libraries and labs, and a commitment to support in and out of the classroom. Our Technology, Media and Library services cultivate welcoming and dynamic environments, hold diverse collections reflective of a global community that empower patrons to effectively access and evaluate resources in order to become informed decision-makers, savvy users of information tools, and enthusiastic readers that can apply their knowledge both now and in the future.

The libraries provide a welcoming space for all students. At any given moment, a peek in our libraries might show students actively engaged in a story hour, creating a presentation or gathering research on their laptops, collaborating as a group to find a solution to a problem or answers to a scavenger hunt, or enjoying a book, magazine, audiobook, or ebook from our collection of over 25,000 titles.

The CDS Technolgy, Media and Library services at all levels are committed to providing the space, resources, and knowledge to foster learning. As information resources and technology are changing at a rapid pace, we are here to not only "keep up," but to also anticipate student needs and prepare them with the skills to find reliable information quickly and put that information into action.

The Learning Resource Center is open Monday - Thursday from 7.30am - 4.30pm. On Fridays, the Center opens at 7.30am and closes at 3.30pm.

Library Catalog  Full Library Catalog

Student Digital Resources Links to programs to aid student learning