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IB and American
Ages 3 to 18

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CitySan Jose
CurriculumsIB and American
Leaving qualificationsIB Diploma, SAT, and MAP
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma and SAT
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2024/2025.

Address: Barrio Socorro, San Miguel Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Costa Rican

Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish/English/French/Mandarin(After-school Option)

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All Lincoln School students have an iPad. We have smart boards and video beams in each class

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We use Microsoft Teams for synchornous lessons. We use Seesaw and Managebac for asynchronous work.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

SATs/ MEP testing/ IB

Results in these examinations

above average

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Only in High School.

Approximate hours of homework given

no more than 60 minutes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We have a Learning Resource Center (LRC) that provides support to students with diverse learning needs. Additionally, we have in-house therapy services including speech therapy, music therapy, and occupational therapy to support students with specific needs.

We also have a Special Education Facilitator who works closely with teachers to ensure that the curriculum is adjusted to meet the needs of each student. This can include personalized learning plans, accommodations, and modifications to the curriculum to ensure that all students are able to learn and succeed.

Our goal is to provide every student with the support and resources they need to reach their full potential. We believe in a collaborative approach that involves teachers, staff, and families working together to ensure that every student receives the support and accommodations they need to succeed.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Differentiated Learning

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Preschool students are assessed by a teacher, MAP Tests are given for students grades 2 and up.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have a rolling, year-round admissions process.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches

We have lunch options, but students have to pay for it.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Arts and Crafts, Basketball, Chess, Choir, Cooking, Dance Program, Drama, French, Intro to Woodwinds, Mandarin, Marching Band, Marimba, Math Olympics, Painting Mixed Media, Rock Band, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, Theater, Science Lab, LINC Innovation Center, Theater, Arts Building

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer, Gym, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, etc

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our school is characterized by academic excellence, strong character development, holistic learning, and a supportive community. We offer an International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum program, a Babson College alliance, and prioritize arts and sports as essential components of education. Our overall community values inclusivity and school spirit, making our school a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

Teaching approach of the school

At our school, we believe in a dynamic teaching approach that prioritizes student-led learning and project-based instruction. We recognize that children learn best when they are engaged and actively involved in their education, which is why we place a strong emphasis on hands-on learning and play-based instruction.

Our teaching approach is aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which emphasizes inquiry-based learning and the development of critical thinking skills. We work hand in hand with the IB Traits and UN Sustainable Development Goals to promote global citizenship and social responsibility.

Our teachers act as facilitators, guiding students in their exploration of topics and encouraging them to take ownership of their learning. Through project-based learning, students have the opportunity to develop their creativity, problem-solving skills, and ability to work collaboratively.

Overall, our teaching approach is designed to prepare students for success in the modern world, emphasizing not just academic knowledge, but also the development of essential life skills and the cultivation of a strong sense of social responsibility.

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