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CitySan Jose
CurriculumIB
Leaving qualificationIB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: ₡ 4,413,904
to: ₡ 7,330,466
Address: Heredia Province, San Pablo, Costa Rica
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

530

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Most common nationality

Third Culture Families

Ratio of local students to international students

2:1

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is used starting 9th grade with mobile Computer Labs.

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)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

100% pass rate since 1999

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

30-45 min

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

There are two staff members available for additional support classes.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

There are clubs that students can join.

Student access to education psychologist

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Interview. Future students (as of grade 3) are invited to come spend a day in school. During the day they are evaluated and they can also spend time with what would be their future classmates.

Waiting list

Yes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

May 31

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:15

School finish time

14:45 (Wednesday 12:15)

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art, Athletics, Ballet, Fencing, Hockey, French, Volleyball, Music Making, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Toy making, Yoga, Glee, Chess, Basketball, Hip Hop

Sports activities included

1.5 hours of Physical Education is taught per week. During the year the students will play: Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Athletics, Volleyball etc. Once a quarter students come on a Saturday and go on a Hike.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Library, Science Labs, Theater, Art Studio, Pottery Studio, Gym, Rock Climbing Walls, Outdoor Trail

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer field, basketball court, gymnasium, Walking Trail, Rock Climbing Wall, Ballet Studio, Yoga Room

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The European School was founded in 1989 by Anne Aronson who longed to see in her adopted country, Costa Rica, a school emphasizing the Liberal Arts and the Humanities such as she had known during her formative years in France and in her university education at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Teaching approach of the school

The school offers an innovative literature-based educational program that recognizes each student as an entire being with different gifts and limitations, needs and abilities, and hope for the future.

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