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Private Schools In Nosara

Moving to Nosara can be a challenge. Moving to Nosara with a family that includes young children has its own unique set of challenges, the most important one being education.  Where do you send the kids to school?

As parents of schoolchildren, the staff at Mango Realty understand that ensuring your children have access to a quality, comprehensive, and fun education is a key part of living a happy life here in Nosara. With this in mind, this week we are featuring a 3-part blog series to introduce the schools in Nosara. In this first blog, we will introduce the private schools in Nosara, followed by public schools on Wednesday, and we will end the series on Friday with alternative programs.

Please note that the information provided here is only an outline of what these private schools in Nosara have to offer. Please refer to the school or programs website or contact admissions directly for more details.

 

Del Mar Academy

GRADES
Preschool to grade 12.

WEBSITE
https://delmaracademy.com/

OVERVIEW
Del Mar Academy is a nonsectarian, co-educational day school with a diverse student body that includes pupils from around the world. Educational programs for the youngest students are based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy and methods. For older students in grades 11 and 12, DMA offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Middle schoolers will receive an educational program designed as a bridge between the two, based on constructivist principles of teaching and learning.

PHILOSOPHY
DMA delivers a high standard of bilingual education focused on the environment, the community, global consciousness, and belief in each student’s ability to make positive real-world changes. By tailoring a program uniquely suited to youngsters being raised in rapidly shifting times, DMA aims to produce confident, conscious, proactive citizens with the ingredients required to face and embrace emerging challenges.

The curriculum includes life skills, languages, math, drama, art, humanities, music, physical education, science, agroecology, environmental science and earth science, and field trips. If students continue to grades 11 and 12, the curriculum will be in accordance with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

ADMISSIONS

Call 2682 1211 / 1213 or email: contact@delmaracademy.com

 

 

Miss Carrie’s (Nosara Playhouse)

Miss Carries. One of the private schools in nosara.

GRADES
1st – 9th Grade.

WEBSITE
https://www.nosaraplayhouse.com/

OVERVIEW
The fact their website lists Margaret, the resident pet pig as school principal, and Cleo the cat, and dogs Pirata and Mutley as heads of security, tells you a lot about the Nosara Playhouse. Miss Carrie’s is about arts, theater, and above all, play and adventure, which is precisely what the school founder believed all forms of education should entail. While Nosara Play House still places significant emphasis on academic learning, the curriculum is intertwined with vocational activities such as hiking, waterfall trips, magical mystery tours, the occasional fiesta, and drama.

PHILOSOPHY
Nosara Playhouse describes itself as “a magical place where theater, arts and recreation are woven throughout the academia to create an imaginative space for all types of learners.” By providing an environment where they feel welcome, heard, respected and trusted, Nosara Playhouse aims to empower children to grow up confident, happy, successful, and passionate about learning.

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The  curriculum includes creative writing, language, reading, math, business, science, zoology, anthropology, botany, social studies, history, spelling tests, art, cooking, yoga, and of course – drama. A large proportion of the syllabus is acted out. For instance, children act out characters from history, or different states of matter in science classes.

ADMISSIONS

Email: nosaraplayhouse@gmail.com

Casa De Las Estrellas

GRADES
Preschool to grade 9.

WEBSITE
https://www.casadelasestrellas.org/

OVERVIEW
Casa de las Estrellas is a Waldorf-inspired, nonprofit school, that takes in pupils from preschool to grade six. It provides a developmentally appropriate, vocational curriculum that fuses art and academia, and encourages a balance of cognitive development, emotional intelligence, and physical activity. Children learn a variety of topics through movement, academic knowledge, and a close relationship with nature geared towards stimulating their curiosity and imagination.

 

 

PHILOSOPHY
Casa de las Estrellas places a heavy emphasis on art, the natural world, and encouraging a young child’s natural inclination towards creativity, imagination and connecting with nature. In their own words, they aim to encourage and enable children to absorb information in a connected and nurturing way, fostering in them an ongoing love of learning, and in turn, making them confident adults and leaders.

 

Subjects include drawing, writing, crafts, plastic arts, music, movement, and biodynamic agriculture. As students progress, there is a greater emphasis on core academic subjects, such as mathematics, languages and more.

ADMISSIONS

Admissions: Please contact Mariana at casadelasestrellascr@gmail.com or call her at +506-2656-8022

 

Elimar

GRADES
Nursery to grade 6.

WEBSITE
http://elimarhighschoolnosara.com/

OVERVIEW
In 2017, Elimar High School Nosara opened its doors to students from all walks of life. As well as being a multilingual, fully government-accredited school, Elimar has a diverse range of educational, vocational, and sporting facilities including two preschool classrooms, six primary classrooms, a library, an auditorium and computer room, a swimming pool, a 5-a-side soccer field with natural grass, a dining room, large green areas, space for planting vegetables and fruits, a playground, multipurpose room and more.

 

elimar private school in nosaraPHILOSOPHY

Elimar is a Montessori school. They see youngsters as naturally curious and eager to learn if offered a conducive, exciting environment. Instead of forcing students to learn through traditional instructional techniques, Elimar seeks to recognize a child’s natural interests and encourage them via hands-on learning. It encourages structured independence and the development of real-world skills, and aims to produce creative, tech-savvy, critical thinkers who respect others and the natural world.

The curriculum includes social studies, languages, math, science, agriculture, art, plastic arts, physical education, computers, religious studies, and music.

ADMISSIONS

Contact 2682-5330 or email: info@elimarhighschoolnosara.com

 

Dandelion Wild Schooling

dandelion private school in nosaraWEBSITE

WEBSITE

https://www.dandelionwildschooling.org/

OVERVIEW

The Waldorf-based Dandelion Wild Schooling offers bilingual educational programs led by trained and experienced teachers who understand how to cultivate a child’s sense of wonder and awaken their spontaneous interest and enthusiasm in learning.

PHILOSOPHY

Dandelion’s focus is on nature. Their curriculum focuses heavily on the planet and its changing needs, and diversity. Essentially, Dandelion aims to foster a deep bond with nature in their students.Their guides and mentors create a safe environment where children are free to be themselves, while also providing the tools necessary for developing imagination and creativity.

ADMISSIONS Email – info@dandelionwildschooling.org

 

 

 

 

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