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Education in Costa Rica

Education in Costa RicaEducation is extremely important for all our clients. Since we sell properties in Costa Rica to local buyers as well as foreigners, GoDutch Realty offers an extensive and very detailed list of International private schools, colleges, and language institutes to make your move easier.

Education in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is well known for its excellence in education. The reason for this is that since we don’t have an army since 1948, most of the money that Latin Americans would usually spend on weapons, and our government spends the money on the education of our children. That is the main reason why our economy, even in a world crisis does very well and many foreign companies are moving their operations here.

Many people choose to learn Spanish because it means learning a language while having a good time. If you plan to move to Costa Rica you need to take at least a basic Spanish course to get the basics and practice will get you quite a bit further. There are sufficient options to learn Spanish.

Spanish Language Schools

The following schools teach Spanish as a second language for those who are moving here or just learning the language. If you are looking for education in the Spanish language in Costa Rica, contact any of the following language schools.

Spanish School for Residents and Expats, Escazu
Phone 7109-9891
For website

Go to their Facebook

Conversa, San José and Santa Ana
Phone 1-888-669-1664
For website

Go to their Facebook


Schools in Escazu & Santa Ana

Arandu Elementary School  Los Laureles, Escazu – Private School
Phone 2288-6113
Preschool: Pre Kinder, Kinder, and Prep.
Elementary: First to Sixth grade.
For website

Berkley Academy, Santa Ana * Heredia – Private School
Phone 2203 4621
Elementary, Middle School, and Highschool
For website

Blue Valley, Guachipelin, Escazu – Private School
Phone 2215-2204
Preschool, Elementary, Highschool
For website

Colegio de Santa Ana – Public School
Phone 2282-1457
Highschool
For website

EMAI – Escuala Municipal de Artes Integradas, Santa Ana – Public School
Phone 2203-5822
Art School
For website

Franz List Schule, Santa Ana – Private school
Phone 2203-8128
For website

ILPPAL, Santa Ana – Private school
Phone 2282-6683
Only High school, no website available now. Go to their Facebook and their email is ilppal@ice.co.cr

International Royal School, Guachipelin, Escazu – Private School
Phone 8821-5872
Preschool, Elementary, and High School
For website

Liceo de Escazu, Escazu – Public School
Phone 2228-0123 / 4081-4800
High School
Go to their Facebook

Mount View School, Guachipelin, Escazu – Private School
Phone 2215-1154
Preschool: Nursery, Pre Kinder, Kinder, and Prep.
Elementary: First to Sixth grade.
High School: Seventh to Eleventh grade.
For website

Oak Tree School, Santa Ana – Private school
Phone: 2282-2514
Preschool: Nursery, Pre Kinder, Kinder, and Prep.
For website

Saint Mary’s School, Guachipelin, Escazu – Private School
Phone 4036-6010
Preschool, Elementary, and High School
For website

St. Jude School, Santa Ana – Private School
Phone: 2203-6474
Preschool, Elementary school, Middle School, and High School
For website

Tree Of Life, Santa Ana – Private School
Phone 8550-2247 Email: direccion@treeoflifelearning.com
Preschool, Elementary, and High School
For website

True North, Escazu – Private School
Phone: 4020-2525
From Pre-kinder – 12th Grade
For website

UWC Costa Rica, Santa Ana  – Private School
Phone: 2282 5609
Two-year residential pre-university program
For website

West College Guachipelin, Escazu – Private School
Phone: 2215-1016
Preschool, Elementary school, and Secondary
Website Spanish only

Go to their Facebook

Schools in Cariari – San Antonio de Belen and Heredia

Private Schools in Cariari – Belen, and Heredia areas. All schools offer bus service to Escazu & Santa Ana

Santa Cecilia School
Phone – (506) 2562-7373
Email address – info@santacecilia.ed.cr
Fax – 2562-7383

American International School of Costa Rica, Cariari
Preschool, Elementary, and High School
Phone 2293-2557
For website

St. Paul College, San Rafael de Alajuela (Belen)
Phones 2438-0824/2438-2122/2438-1661
Preschool, Elementary, and High School
For website in Spanish

Colegio Santa Margarita,  San Antonio de Belen
Phones 2239-0457/2293-4681/2239-6286
Only High School – Facebook

European School, Heredia
Phone 2261-0717
Preschool, Elementary and High School
For website

Pan-American School, San Antonio de Belen
Phone 2293-7393
Preschool, Elementary, and High School
For website

Schools in Alajuela

Country Day School,  Alajuela
Phone 2289-0919
Pre-school: Half-day and full-day program for the Early Learning Center, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten classes.
Elementary, Middle school, High school.
For website

Schools in Atenas

Green Valley School, Vista Atenas
Phone 2446-3848
Preschool, Elementary, and High School
Facebook: click here

Colina Azul School, Atenas
Pre-school and Elementary school
Phone 2446-4027
For website

Schools in Jaco Beach

Falcon International School – Herradura Beach

Phone 506-2637-7400
The Falcon International school is located diagonal to the entrance of Los Sueños Resort and Marina in Herradura Beach.
For website

Christian Schools in Costa Rica

Colegio Metodista de Costa Rica, San Pedro (East San Jose)
Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School
Phone 2280-1220
For website in Spanish

Colegio Monterrey, Vargas Araya – San Pedro (East San Jose)
Preschool, Elementary and High School
Phone 2224-0833
For website

Saint Gregory, Tres Ríos
Preschool, Elementary and High School
Phone 2279-4444
For website

Other international schools in Costa Rica

The Britisch School, Rohrmoser (San Jose)
Phone 2220-0131
Preschool, Elementary, and High School
For website

The Humboldt School (German), Rohrmoser
Phone 2232-1455/2232-1733
Preschool, Elementary, and High School
For websites in Spanish or German

The Lincoln School, Santo Domino de Heredia
Phone 2247-6600
Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School
For website

Marian Baker School, San Ramon de Tres Rios (East San Jose)
Phone 2273-0024
Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School
For website


Public Colleges and Universities in Costa Rica

Colleges and their years of education vary in the US and Europe, these websites will explain itself.

The University of Costa Rica, San Pedro (East side San José)
Phone
For website in Spanish

National University of Costa Rica, Heredia
Phone 2511-0000
For website in Spanish

Technológico de Costa Rica TEC, Cartago
Phone 2552-5333
For website in Spanish

Earth University, Guacimo Limon
Phone 2713-0000
For website in English

Colleges and Universities by International Organizations

Catie, Turrialba
School of Management for Agriculture and Natural Resources
Phone 2558-2000
For website

University for Peace, Ciudad Colon
Phone 2205-9000
For website

INCAE Business School, Alajuela
Phone 2437-2200
For website

Private colleges and Universities

Veritas University, Zapote
Phone 2283-4747
For website in Spanish

Universidad Latina, Heredia and San Pedro
Phone 2277-8000/2224-1920
For website in Spanish

UNEM Business School, Zapote
For website

Organization for Tropical Studies, Sabanilla
Phone 2524-0607
For website

UCIMED, Universidad de Ciencias Medicas, Sabana West
Phone 2296-3644
For website in Spanish

UNIBE, Universidad de Iberoamérica, Tibás
Phone 2297-2242
For website in Spanish

UCI, Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional, Barrio Escalante, San Jose.
Phone 2234-7340
For website in Spanish

Universidad de San José, San Jose
Phone 2218-0747
For website in Spanish

We hope this list can be useful to you in your search for the right school for your children and yourself. Therefore, sincerely hope you will take your time to learn the Spanish language well as this will help you to adjust to this new culture that you moved into. We keep ourselves available for you if you are interested in buying real estate in Costa Rica and in particular from any of the GoDutch Realty agents.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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