About Us

Las Nubes School

Learning surrounded by natural beauties

Excellent Costa Rican education in an international environment

Las Nubes School offers an excellent Costa Rican education in an international environment for students from 2 years old to 17 years old. Las Nubes School was founded in 2000, due to the need for a bilingual educational center in the area that offered the educational quality appropriate to international standards, while also respecting the learning needs of each student and encouraging motivation to learn.

Our school is surrounded by natural beauty and a pleasant coastal environment. We have preschool, elementary, and high school levels under the Costa Rican academic calendar. Likewise, to offer academic excellence, we only have professional teachers in the area of education, and according to their subject. Teachers’ nationalities are from countries that have English or Spanish as their first language, in order to comply with our bilingual proposal. We offer students a familiar environment focusing on well-being. To optimize their learning, we balance academic subjects with other subjects within their regular schedule, such as: physical education, art, music, gardening, swimming, life skills and robotics.

Our Levels

Levels and Services

Preschool

Maternal, Prekinder (Interactive I), Kindergarten (Interactive II) and Preparatory (Transition).

Elementary

First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth grade.

High school

Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh grade.

Mission and Vision

Mission

Provide an alternative high-level academic option for students in the area, with a commitment to their integral development, paying attention to individual needs, and using effective teaching methods that involve them actively. Their sense of responsibility with nature is encouraged and the development of life skills that allows them to achieve success is stimulated.

Vision

To be the leading bilingual school in the area by training independent people, who are respectful of nature and with the necessary skills to develop as individuals who make the right decisions to achieve personal and academic success.

Our Goals

  • Offer a high-level academic program, always considering the capabilities of each student.
  • Have qualified teaching staff, committed to fulfilling our educational mission, vision and philosophy.
  • Offer a family environment where each student is an important member of the school community.
  • Capture our students’ interest in learning through an integral approach.
  • Encourage personal and group challenges in students, to achieve high-quality academic performance and the development of important life skills.
  • Strengthen students’ self-confidence, autonomy, and the spirit of improvement.
  • Create a respectful environment among students, parents, and teachers.
  • Stimulate acceptance of individual differences.
  • Use participative teaching methods, applied to reality, based on projects, that stimulate critical thinking, problem-solving, encourage the analysis of information and research.
  • Encourage universal values.
  • Stimulate oral and written expression to communicate what you think, want, or feel.
  • Encourage the habit of reading, analytical and critical reading of a wide variety of texts.
  • Strengthen logical-mathematical thinking through activities and strategies that encourage students at different levels of analysis.
  • Balance academic functions through alternative activities, sports, and art.
  • Foster an understanding and appreciation of the environment, environmental conservation, recycling, and the importance of sustainable development.
  • Encourage creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Stimulate teamwork as an effective instrument to achieve goals.

Accreditations

Las Nubes School is a school accredited by the Ministry of Education from Costa Rica.

The following are the degrees that, according to the Ministry of Education, are awarded at the end of each school year:

Certificate of Completion of Preschool Education

Preparatory

Certificate of Completion of the First and Second Cycle of Basic General Education

Sixth grade

Certificate of Completion of Basic General Education

Ninth grade

Bachelor's Degree in High School Education

Eleventh grade

Also, students in sixth grade take the TOEFFL Junior test and students in eleventh grade take the TOEFFL ITP test, which are tests of worldwide validity that certify their English level.