Country Day School Mission

It is the mission of Country Day School (CDS), a private, non-sectarian, English-language school to serve students from early childhood through high school. CDS provides its students with a traditional college preparatory education committed to high academic standards and achievement through a balanced program structured primarily on United States curricula.

Here in our corner of Guanacaste, we are lucky to share our paradise with a prestigious member of the International School System. The Country Day School is a private academy for children of all ages, accommodating kindergarten through middle school as well as high school students. The non–sectarian program is Enlish based with a strong academic curriculum as well as a multitude of cultural and adventure related activities. The students experience many unique learning opportunities due to their exceptional surroundings.

The Costa Rican school year is normally from February until November or December, and the Spanish speaking schools follow that calendar. Country Day, however, follows the North American schedule and runs from mid August to mid June. All classes are taught in English with the exception of the Spanish language program, which is offered from K-12. The students are encouraged to perfect their Spanish speaking skills inside and outside of the classroom.

Preparation For Colleges and Universities

The Country Day School in Playa Brasilito is one of two Country Day campuses in Costa Rica. Also, it is a well-established part of the Escazu community. The Country Day School near San Jose has been running smoothly for 40 years now. The two schools offer a remarkable opportunity for Foreign and Costa Rican students alike, preparing them for countless opportunities at home and abroad. Just take a look at the list of Colleges and Universities that have accepted Country Day students in 2005.

Country Day School offers the only Boarding program in Central America. The air-conditioned dorms are equipped with Internet and personal bathrooms. The campus caters to full time boarding students as well as commuting students who spend the weekend with family and school week on campus. 

                                                  The Brasilito, Guanacaste Campus

The 39-Acre campus of Country Day in Brasilito offers students plenty of room to study, explore the outdoors, and share time with friends and teachers. The sport facilities include a full covered gym, soccer field, and swimming pool. A high rope course and zip line are also available for team building and exercises.

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