Students

Our institution policy

Student Life

Integral Education with Balance

Las Nubes School students have a high-level academic program that is balanced with nature, sports, and arts. They have a pleasant environment, where respect is the main value, which allows their well-being and the optimization of their learning, encouraging them to achieve their maximum potential and promoting their happiness.

We work with small groups, with a maximum of 18 students, which allows our students to form bonds of brotherhood with their peers, and to establish very close relationships with students of other levels.

Our Family

Las Nubes School families choose us because we offer their children

  • A high national and international academic level.
  • We train independent students, respectful of nature, and with the necessary skills to develop as people who make the right decisions to achieve personal and academic success.
  • An environment of challenge and knowledge construction is promoted on an individual basis, to achieve the answers to their needs and interests.
  • We are an institution that offers a family environment where each student is an important member of the school community.

The community of parents is a great support to respond assertively to the challenges that current education demands. The institution requires adequate accompaniment from parents to carry out a joint work, which favors the learning process of our students. Teachers maintain continuous communication with parents. In addition, they always join us throughout the school year in scheduled family school activities.

Policies

Terms for students and their parents

Las Nubes School is an educational center that respects the unique characteristics of living in a tourist and coastal area. In the educational context, we differentiate ourselves in the area by the academic level we offer and the professional level of our teachers.

We are recognized and regulated by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education, an institution that supervises and establishes the basic guidelines and requirements for the operation of educational centers.

However, the institution has Internal School Rules and Evaluation Regulations that establish the guidelines, requirements, conditions, and restrictions that must be met by both parents or guardians, as well as students, which are approved by the Ministry of Education and are subjected to a meticulous legal study in order to not violate the Rights of Children and Adolescents.

Likewise, we have a Protocol for Action in Cases of Emergency and Protocol for COVID-19, which aims to provide security to the institution, its students, parents, teachers, and teamwork.

Let´s build a better future

We are a solid institution that combines the best of Costa Rican education with a perfect model to enhance the skills of our students with a world vision.

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Uniforms

We standardize the clothing of our students

The purpose of having a uniform at Las Nubes School is to standardize the dress of our students. Our uniforms have been designed considering the characteristics of the coastal area and must be purchased at the institution.

  • Preschool and elementary school Physical Education Uniform: Light blue shorts and white t-shirt with the institution’s emblem.
  • Formal uniform for preschool and elementary school: Polo-type shirt with the institution’s emblem. Women: Moss green skirt. Men: Moss green bermuda shorts.
  • Footwear: Sneakers or shoes, with socks.
  • High School Physical Education Uniform: Dark blue shorts and t-shirt with the institution’s emblem.
  • High School Formal Uniform: Polo-type shirt with the institution’s emblem. Women: black jeans, capris or pants, Men: black shorts, jeans, or pants (not sold at the institution).
  • Footwear: optional, but suitable for the institution.

Uniform Use

Students must wear the physical education uniform on the days they receive this subject and the rest of the days in the formal uniform.

For swimming, girls must wear a one-piece swimsuit and boys must wear shorts suitable for swimming. All students must wear a swim cap and goggles without exception.

In the case of high school, on the days that they have physical education, students can change into the physical education uniform for the lesson only or wear it all day. The footwear must be suitable for the sport (sneakers).

School Days per Level

We combine academic, sports, artistic and social activities

The school day at Las Nubes School combines academic, sports, artistic and social activities that allow the development of well-rounded students, with values ​​and skills that will allow them to achieve success. The structure and routine of the school day encourages learning and growth with different experiences to empower the child or youth in all areas of life. Depending on the age of the students, the structure of the day will be customized to better meet those needs and balance academic loads.

Preschool

The day begins with the arrival of the students and the reception of the teachers in the security zone. Then they go to classes to start with circle time and academic classes. Students have a schedule for the entire school year.

Young children eat in classrooms and then go out to recess. Recess areas are designed to maintain the physical safety of all preschool students. During school time they have 2 or 3 recesses that they do not share with children from other school cycles.

During the day students receive academic lessons such as English, Spanish and Math, as well as lessons for the development of fine motor skills, play and conversation. These are combined with lessons in special subjects such as art, music, physical education, and swimming.

Students should not bring toys from home. Only on Fridays are students allowed to bring a toy to use at recess.

Elementary

The day begins with the arrival of the students and the reception of the teachers in each classroom. Students start lessons according to the school schedule. During the school day, they have two or three recesses, where, in addition to leisure time, in the first recess they eat snack,s and in the second recess lunch.

The students remain in the classrooms and the teachers are the ones who come to teach the lessons. The school asks parents that books and notebooks remain on the shelf in order to avoid forgetting materials at home so that students can work regularly. One week before the exams begin, each teacher sends the books for the students to review at home.  If a parent wants the books to be brought home daily, they should communicate with the teacher so that the student is responsible for bringing the books and necessary materials daily.

During the day students receive academic lessons such as English, Spanish, Social Studies, Science, and Math, as well as lessons in special subjects such as art, music, gardening, robotics, physical education, and swimming.

At the end of the day, elementary students collect their belongings and leave their classrooms towards the area assigned for their level where they must remain under the teacher’s supervision. When parents present themselves to pick up students by car or walking, the student is allowed to get up and go to the security zone, to be picked up in an orderly and controlled way.

High School

The day begins with the arrival of the students who must go to the classrooms according to their school hours. They have a locker in a common area where they can store their materials.

During the day students receive academic lessons such as English, Spanish, Social Studies, Civics, Science, and Math, as well as lessons in special subjects such as art, life skills, gardening, Progrentis, physical education, and swimming. They have two or three recesses, where, in addition to leisure time, in the first recess they eat a snack and in the second recess lunch. The lessons are 40 minutes long and are organized on a weekly schedule for the entire school year that considers the needs of young people to achieve a better learning process.

At the end of the day, high school students collect their belongings and leave their classrooms towards the area assigned for their level where they must remain under the teacher’s supervision. When parents present themselves to pick up students by car or walking, the student is allowed to get up and go to the security zone, to be picked up in an orderly and controlled way.

Schedules and services

We take care of your children’s needs

Schedules per Level

  • Preschool: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 1:40 pm
  • I Cycle (first, second and third grade): Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 1:50 pm
  • II Cycle (fourth, fifth, and sixth grade): Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • High School (seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh level): Monday to Friday 8:45 am to 2:15 pm

Food at School

At Las Nubes School, the food service is optional and is paid separately from other payments from the educational center. Parents can send food from home or use Las Nubes School cafeteria services. The use of Express services or services contracted externally is not allowed.

The nutrition policy in the educational center follows the rules of the Costa Rican Ministry of Education and its menu has been created and is supervised by a nutritionist. In addition, we strive to provide a balanced series of options for all students and staff each day.

The serving sizes have been defined by the nutritionist according to age. Different options are offered for breakfast every day, ranging from typical breakfast to healthy snacks. For lunch a full meal is offered that includes a protein option accompanied by a carbohydrate option, vegetables, salad, and natural juice.

Transportation

The transportation of students at Las Nubes School is provided by a company external to the school. The company makes a transportation service contract directly with the family of each student.

The company has been working with the school for 10 years and has the corresponding permits to work with students and the necessary insurance policies.

To quote your service, please ask our administrative office for the contact numbers.

Costa Rican Baccalaureate Program

Learn about our graduate’s profile

Continue the Study at Any University of the World

The Costa Rican baccalaureate program (at the eleventh grade) is the credential for high school from the Costa Rican Ministry of Education. This program and the corresponding diploma make it possible for students to study at the universities of any country in the world.

It is important to clarify that each country, educational center, or university has different requirements that are the responsibility of each family to meet for their entry. Las Nubes School offers the necessary documentation to meet their goals after finishing high school.

Las Nubes School has a 100% promotion of all generations that have graduated. Achieving several years to place ourselves in the first positions of the national ranking of private schools with the best results of Baccalaureate Exams.

Our Graduates Profile

Upon graduation, our students will have:

  • Life skills that will allow them to face the demands of the future in an assertive way.
  • Acceptance of individual differences.
  • Incorporation of universal values ​​in their actions.
  • Ability to balance academic functions through alternative activities, sports, and art.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the natural environment, environmental conservation, recycling, and the importance of sustainable development.
  • Technology literacy.
  • Oral and written expression skills to communicate what they think, want, or feel.
  • Ability to perform an analytical and critical reading of a wide variety of texts.
  • Analytical and critical thinking.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to face highly demanding work situations.
  • Ease of working in teams.
  • Innovative thinking allows them to develop creativity.
  • Social conscience.