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Lighthouse International School

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CurriculumsIB, American, and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): ₡ 6,090,136
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: ₡ 6,090,136
Address: San José Province, San Rafael, Costa Rica
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Number of students

232

Number of nationalities represented in the school

28

Most common nationality

Costa Rican

Ratio of local students to international students

70% are local students and 30% are international students.

Max. number of students per class

23

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, for preschool and 1st grade.

Native English speaking teachers

Most of them are.

Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer the English as a Second Language Program and the Spanish as a Second Language Program.

Additional language classes offered by the school

English and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated in every activity in the classroom. Students have the opportunity to use tablets, robots, virtual reality goggles and more.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

They will need around 30 min - 1 h, but it will depends on the grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes, in some grade levels.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, the process of admission includes testing, trial day, interviews and document verification.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

They will need to complete MAP tests in Reading, Math, and Science. They also will need to complete a writing test.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

It could be at any time.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

80%

External examinations or assessments available

MAP Testings, PSAT and SAT Testing, Costa Rican Baccalaureate testing.

Results in these examinations

Above international norms.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Christian Values.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We don't talk about religion, we focused on Christian Values. Students are required to participate in the different activities the school has.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We offer non-significance curricular accommodations through our Learning Support Program.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Yes

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

7:20am

School finish time

11:30am (Prekinder and Kinder , it's optional) / 2:35pm (Prekinder -12th grade)

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports (soccer, basketball, volleyball), cooking, robotics, art, and more.

School provided lunches

No

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

The physical education class.

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer field, basketball and volleyball courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, our students participate in soccer, basketball and volleyball tournaments.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are an international school with the vision of transforming lives through character education with a solid foundation of academic excellence.

Teaching approach of the school

We have an academic program driven towards the International Baccalaureate.

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