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Blue Valley School

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CurriculumsIB, American, and Costa Rican
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): ₡ 6,600,000
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Spanish
Native English and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: ₡ 6,600,000
Address: From Multiplaza, 1.2 Km. northwest, right hand side of the road, Guachipelín, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica.
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Number of students

680

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

English as a Second Language
Spanish as a Second Language

Use of technology in the classroom

Blue Valley has three computer labs (preschool, elementary and secondary school) for computer science lessons. Every classroom is equipped with a computer and a video beam to activate interactive boards, maximizing learning with attractive teaching possibilities. The library has numerous computers for research. Laptop caddies are available for class groups to use upon demand. Fiber optics and broadband expedites the Wi-Fi system for Internet across the campus. Students, staff, parents, and visitors can readily connect their devices.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma
Bachillerato Diploma
High School Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Blue Valley’s mainstreaming policy for its special needs students is aimed at having all students ready to carry out the academic program. While the guidance staff works with students and teachers to ensure that the specific needs of each student are being met, no significant adjustments are made to a student’s course-load. But, for example, the guidance staff or the teacher might read the test to a student, give a student more time during exams, or recommend outside tutoring for academic support. However, no significant changes are made to the curriculum content.

School start time

7:20

School finish time

14:20 (except Wednesdays: 12:05)

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

IB Diploma

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Blue Valley is a private, bilingual, international school that offers a rigorous American curriculum, yet is rooted in local culture and includes a strong Spanish program.

Teaching approach of the school

Blue Valley students will learn in such a way that they become life-long learners. To accomplish this, they will not only be exposed to a body of knowledge that will allow them to make the best use of their intellectual capacities, but to the skills necessary to become independent learners. They will understand that learning can help to justify one’s existence because it leads to improvement as a human being. As a result, Blue Valley students will find joy and satisfaction in learning that will not end upon graduation.

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