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Marian Baker School

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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): ₡ 8,604,130
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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 20 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: ₡ 8,604,130
Address: San José Province, Costa Rica
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Number of students

212

Number of nationalities represented in the school

14

Ratio of local students to international students

55% local : 45% international

Average number of students per class

20

Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Learners

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Admission testing.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Preschool applicants are tested for cognitive development, fine motor skills and gross motor skills. They are also observed for social and emotional development.
Students applying for KG3 to Grade 12 levels are tested appropriately for mathematics, reading, language usage, writing skills and Spanish.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Student Support Program

Learning support offered

The Student Support Program is designed to assist individual students with their specific learning needs. It is meant to provide students with the necessary skills and strategies to work at their fullest potential in their least restrictive environment. The Student Support Program perceives each student as an individual with unique learning and academic needs. Teachers provide their students with the environment that fits the individual learning needs to guarantee success. This environment will encourage the students develop their self-esteem, curiosity, and self-awareness.

School start time

8:05

School finish time

KG1: 12:30
KG2 - G12: 15:00

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Outdoor sports field.

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor sports field.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Marian Baker School is a small international English-speaking school educating preschool through high school students. MBS is located on the verdant eastern slopes of the Central Valley overlooking San Jose.

Teaching approach of the school

Marian Baker School recognizes each person as having a unique potential for learning and achievement. MBS challenges its students to strive for academic excellence, encouraging them to be persistent in working towards knowledge and skills in all areas.

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