Monteverde Friends School

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Monteverde Friends School
Santa Elena
Costa Rica

About Us

Surrounded by nature, supported by love, we work and grow in community that our lives may contribute to a more just, peace-filled and hopeful world.

Under the care of the Monteverde Friends Meeting, Monteverde Friends School is a Pre-K through 12th grade Quaker school in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. The school primarily serves local communities by educating children of families who value a Quaker education. Our small rural bilingual school welcomes diversity. We educate the whole person, nurturing each student’s spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative potential. We endeavor to transform the lives of young people, that they may seek truth with curiosity and awe, and care for and honor all people and the earth.

We are an English predominant bilingual school, in which two-thirds of the curriculum is taught in English and one third in Spanish. Students from our school follow many life paths, and we strive to prepare each one well for what follows, be that university-level study in Costa Rica or abroad, or moving into internships and the work world. The school has approximately 100 students, mostly Costa Rican, in multi-grade classrooms, and 25 full and part-time staff.