Costa Rica schools and colleges

Costa Rica schools are important to us because they're important to you, our client. Though we sell a lot of Costa Rica real estate to the people who already live in Costa Rica, we sell most to foreigners who move to Costa Rica to relocate, to work for a transnational company or just to retire.

Many of you have children and want to make sure your kids receive the best education possible. Costa Rica has an incredible amount of schools and depending on the education you are looking for or what area you’d like to live in.

Because Costa Rica has no army since 1948, the money is used for education, the reason for Costa Rica being such an attractive country for foreign investment and the presence of so many transnational companies.

Every town in Costa Rica, no matter how small, has at least one public school. Public education in Costa Rica is free and obligatory. Below, you will find a list of private institutions and only a few public universities.

To learn more about public schools in Costa Rica, visit MEP, the Ministry of Education of Costa Rica.

The American European Real Estate Group is the #1 Costa Rica MLS, with over 20 real estate agents throughout Costa Rica can give you all these options for schools because our agents not only sell Costa Rica real estate, we relocate.

Schools in Escazu

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

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Blue Valley School
Guachipelin - Escazu
Phone 2215-2203
Preschool, Elementary, High school

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Country Day School
San Miguel - Escazu
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.

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

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Royal School
Guachipelin - Escazu
Phone 2215-1742  
Preschool, Elementary and High School

Saint Mary’s School
Guachipelin - Escazu
Phone 2215-2133
Preschool, Elementary and High School

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West College
Guachipelin - Escazu
Phone: 2215-1016
Preschool and Elementary school

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San Jose East Side

Language School ILISA
San Pedro
Phone 800-454-7248

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Language school Forester Institute
Los Yoses - San Jose
Phone 2225-3155

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Colegio Metodista de Costa Rica
San Pedro
Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School
Phone 2280-1220

Colegio Monterrey
Vargas Araya - San Pedro
Preschool, Elementary and High School
Phone 2224-0833

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Marian Baker School
San Ramon de Tres Rios
Phone 2273-0024
Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School

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

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University of Costa Rica
San Pedro
Phone 2511-0000

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Universidad Latina
Heredia and San Pedro
Phone 2277-8000/2224-1920

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UNEM Business School
Zapote
No phone, email

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Veritas University
Zapote
Phone 2283-4747

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Organization for Tropical Studies
Sabanilla
Phone 2524-0607

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UNAM, Universidad Autonoma Monterrey
Barrio Escalante, San José
Phone 2283-7853/2283-7867

UCI, Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional
Barrio Escalante, San Jose
Phone 2234-7340

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Universidad de San José
San Jose
Phone 2218-0747

San Jose north side

Kamuk School
Tibas
Phone 2240-9367
Email info@kamukschool.ed.cr

Unibe - Universidad de Iberoamerica
Medicine - Pharmacy - Psicology - Nursing
Phone (506) 2297-2242
email admisiones@unibe.ac.cr

Universidad Hispanoamericano
Tibas
Phones (506) 2241-9090  /  2241-9080

Saint Francis school
Moravia
Phone 2240-9672
Email sfc@saintfranciscr.org

Lincoln School
Barrio Socorro, San Miguel, Santo Domingo de Heredia
(highway to Limon)
Phone 2247-6600

Saint Anthony school
Montelimar Guadalupe and Moravia
Phone 2297-4500 / 2297-4503

San Jose west side

Language school Conversa
San José and Santa Ana
Phone 1-888-669-1664

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

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The Humboldt School (German)
Rohrmoser
Phone 2232-1455/2232-1733
Preschool, Elementary and High School

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UCIMED, Universidad de Ciencias Medicas
Sabana West
Phone 2296-3644

Santa Ana

Language school Conversa
San José and Santa Ana
Phone 1-888-669-1664

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Pine Woods school
Santa Ana
Phone: 2203-1217
Preschool  - Sixth grade.
No website available now.

St. Jude School
Santa Ana
Phone: 2282-1610
Preschool and Elementary school

ILPPAL
Santa Ana
Phone 2282-6683
Only High school, no website available now.
Email

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Heredia

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


Language School Intercultura
Heredia and Samara beach
Phone 866-978-6668

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Centro Panamericano de Idiomas CPI
Heredia, Monteverde and Flamingo
Phone 2265-6306

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

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

National University of Costa Rica
Heredia
Phone 2511-0000

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Universidad Latina
Heredia and San Pedro
Phone 2277-8000/2224-1920

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Cariari

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

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Belen

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

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

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

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Samara Beach

Language School Intercultura
Heredia and Samara beach
Phone 866-978-6668

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Playa Hermosa Guanacaste

Escuela Playa Hermosa

The Playa Hermosa school is a local (public) educational facility that provides basic education to local children who live in the Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste area.
Descripción

This school is a very small school (grades 1-6) which serves the Playa Hermosa community of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It has been in existence for 22 years.

The school has one class room and one lunch room/kitchen area. One meal a day is provided to the children as an incentive for their parents to send them to school. It is also equipped with two "out-house" restrooms.

The school has one Principal who is the main teacher for the children and one State-provided English teacher (whose English is not very strong).

Email: phschoolcr@gmail.com

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Liberia

Teocali Academy

Phone number: (506) 2666-8780
Email: info@academiateocali.ed.cr

This schoold offers mid-highschool, elementary school and pre-school.

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For the past thirty years Teocali Academy has been an important part of  Guanacaste’s  and Costa Rica’s education spectrum.  This has been recognized by the DECDOP (department that supervises private education), in the school’s celebration of our 30th  anniversary this year 2012.

Instituto Estelar Bilingue S.A.
200 Metros Sur de la Antigua Gobernación, Apartado 452, Liberia, Costa Rica
Spanish for foreigners and English for locals
Celular: (506) 8730-0904
Escuela: (506) 2665-6921
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Dominical

Language School AEC Adventure Education Center
Dominical, Arenal and Turrialba
Phone 1-800-237-2730 for world-wide access

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Flamingo

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas CPI
Heredia, Monteverde and Flamingo
Phone 2265-6306

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La Paz Community School
A private, non-profit, preschool through high school offering experiential bilingual education to the culturally diverse youth of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. La Paz Community School is nestled in between several unique communities along the central coastal region of Guanacaste.  La Paz students come from as far south as Playa Negra to as far north as Nuevo Colon (about a 60 km distance between the two).  The majority of La Paz students come from the towns of Potrero, Flamingo, Brasilito, Huacas, Villareal, and Tamarindo which each offer their own little slice of local and international culture.

500 metros sur de la ferreteria, Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Tel/Fax: +(506) 2654-4532 Cel: +(506) 8350-9102
EMAIL: paz@lapazschool.org

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Atenas

Green Valley School
Vista Atenas
Phone 2446-3848
Preschool, Elementary and High School

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

Jaco Beach & Herradura 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.
Pre-school, Elementary school and Middle school

School of the World
Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone: 2643-2462
From U.S.- Office Phone: +1-305-517-7689
Boutique hotel, surf camp, language school, yoga retreat, and photography workshop under one roof

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Caribe Sur

Mi Jardin
Playa Chiquita, 300 metres south from Hotel Shawandha.
Telephone: (+506) 2756 8325
Nursery, Kindergarten and Preparatory.

Sea Heart School
Playa Negra, off road towards Hone Creek.
Playa Negra
No phone - Email
Nursery and Kindergarten

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Centro Educativo Playa Chiquita – Punta Uva
Playa Chiquita, next to Caribe Sur Real Estate offices.
Telephone: (+506) 2750 0754 / 8339 4983
Kindergarten to Grade 6.
No website - Email

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Escuela & Colegio Cahuita
Cahuita
Telephone: (+506) 2755 0057.
All educational levels
No website - Email

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Punta Mona
Punta Mona is an 85 acre off the grid, family owned environmental education center, botanical collection, permaculture farm and eco-lodge, dedicated to sustainable ways of living.
Contact by email

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Universities in other parts of Costa Rica

Technológico de Costa Rica TEC
Cartago
Phone 2552-5333

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Earth University
Guacimo Limon
Phone 2713-0000

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

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University for Peace
Ciudad Colon
Phone 2205-9000

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INCAE Business School
Alajuela
Phone 2437-2200

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UNIBE, Universidad de Iberoamérica
Tibás
Phone 2297-2242

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We might have forgotten some options so if you have any suggestions for other schools not mentioned here, feel free to send us an email.

Contact us

By Phone (506) 2289-5125/8834-4515
USA & Canada Toll-Free: 18669788315 or 18669787604

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