Middle and Upper School Social Studies and History teacher @ Green School in Costa Rica

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $20,000
Maximum: $28,000




Del Mar Academy
Playa Pelada
Provincia de Guanacaste

Costa Rica


Del Mar Academy, a growing progressive pk-12th grade international school committed to environmental education, and a Montessori and IB curriculum, is creating a data bank for future teaching and assistant teaching positions, and to help us develop new school and community based green projects.

We are seeking adventurous, progressive, outdoorsy educators who are flexible, filled with ideas and passion, and committed to active experiential and student centered teaching practices, academically rigorous IB curriculum, and being part of an innovation center for environmental education. The school’s green campus, and its proximity to beaches, rivers, and forests, allows for STEAM and outdoor teaching, and provide a wide variety of experiential and service learning opportunities.

Candidates must be bilingual and have minimally a BA/BSc in a content area or in teaching. Montessori and/or IB training or experience is highly desirable.

Our town is a surfing and yoga paradise. We have NO paved roads. We have great restaurants, a decent bar and night scene, and the most glorious beach sunsets in the planet. High and low energy beaches, forest jungles, and mangrove swamps abound as do volcanoes, rainforests, and the highest biodiversity in all of Costa Rica. One of our beaches receives over 40,000 nesting turtles every year. Our beautiful 11 hectare jungle campus has great outdoor spaces, well equipped classrooms and amazing 220 students from more than 20 different countries. You must like insects, monkeys, iguanas and over 400 species of birds (and more than 45 species of snakes).

The school is located in Guanacaste - a region noted for its biodiverse dry forest, turtle nesting beaches, agriculture, surfing beaches, yoga retreats, and a wide range of nature reserves - it is nature lover's paradise.

This is an excellent opportunity for novice teachers looking for international teaching experience or for retired teachers looking for a great quality of life but who still have plenty of gas left in their tank and want to help us build a model for international education in Mesoamerica.


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Salary and Benefits: Regionally competitive ($20,000-$28,000 usd/year). Near beach housing in a boutique hotel for 25% of salary. RT airfare. Free yoga and surfing classes. Low cost private medical and dental care. Reduced fee local car rental and within country flights.

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Spanish

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


send CV, 3 references and letter of interest to jobs@delmaracademy.com