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IB and Costa Rican curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 16 to 18

United World College Costa Rica

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CurriculumsIB and Costa Rican
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 16 to 18
Yearly fees (G11): Not public
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2019/2020.

Address: De la esquina sureste de la Iglesia Católica, 400 mts al norte, San José, Santa Ana, 10901, Costa Rica
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Number of students

204

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Most common nationality

China/ Costa Rica

Ratio of local students to international students

10% vs 90%

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, English, Self Taught Language

Use of technology in the classroom

For experiential Learning

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It really depends. Based on International Baccalaureate System.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

There is a UWC National Committee in each country that is in-charge of the selection process of the top students from their country that will represent them at the UWC Schools & Colleges.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Each Committee has a unique selection process that fits calendars, cultures, educational systems, and circumstances of each country so it is important to contact the National Committee to know what their application process and dates.

Students can join after academic year begins

No

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%. The rest attend summer programs or GAP year programs.

External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Program.
ACT and SAT exams.

Results in these examinations

85% pass rate of apprx.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a secular institution due to our diverse population. All students are allowed to practice their own beliefs and we provide spaces for it.

School bus service available

N/A Boarding School.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

At UWCCR students with special educationals needs with guidance and support during their time at school, from follow-ups on how to organize their time, study timetables to IEP's to teachers to make them aware of their students' needs. Also, the SEN Coordinator communicates with parents when further evaluations need to be made during the break or to organize them to be done in Costa Rica, with external professionals (at the parents' expenses). The SEN Coordinator also assists students that come from disadvantage academic backgrounds, especially with organizations that the school works with, to have support during their transition to the new system.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

August.

School finish time

May.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Part of the CAS Program we offer: Yoga, Pilates, Crossfit, Football, Basketball, Voleyball, and more...

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball Court, Football Court, Gym.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are a non-profit organization that offers a two-year pre-university residence, focused on experimental learning for students 16 to 18 years of age.
  
Our educational program consists of three main areas: Academic (International Baccalaureate Diploma), co-curricular, and residential life. All learning activities and opportunities incorporate at least one of the competencies of UWC Costa Rica: social responsibility, diversity, conflict transformation, sustainability, leadership and healthy lifestyle.
 
Our mission is to instruct a diverse group of young people to become happy, healthy and committed individuals, capable through their leadership and commitment to create positive change in their communities and contribute to building a more peaceful and sustainable world.
 
Being the only UWC in Latin America, we offer a bilingual program, opportunities to learn more about the region's social, cultural and political history, and options to explore Costa Rica. Costa Rica's long history of peace, democracy and environmental protection, as well as the absence of a national militia, make the country the perfect setting to develop the UWC Costa Rica curriculum.

Teaching approach of the school

Experiential Learning Education.

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