More than 4,000 schools worldwide have chosen to teach International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, with their unique academic standards and emphasis on students’ personal development. The IB schools employ over 70,000 educators, teaching more than one million students worldwide. Students at International Baccalaureate (IB) schools are given a unique education and are likely to:
- be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
- take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
- become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
- be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
IB School students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically, and students on the IB Diploma Programme (DP) are likely to enroll at top-rated universities.
There is additional data published in another list of 91 private schools in Costa Rica that were evaluated by EKA C0nsultores Internacional. This organization specializes in media promotions that connect suppliers with professionals to promote business opportunities. You can review the data they provide in this PDF; CR Schools 2017 Ranking, which contains the name of each school, telephone number, address, cost of annual tuition (in Costa Rican Colones @ 580 exchange rate) and how many months per year you have to pay the tuition.
EKA has organized an Educational Fair to be held on May 19, 2018, in Costa Rica’s National Stadium, from 9 am until 5 pm. During this event, parents can meet with educational providers to better understand what the schools offer in terms of kindergarten, grade school, and high school programs. Families can talk with the representatives of the educational centers to find out what methodologies and ideologies each educational center provides.
The writer, Tom Rosenberger has lived and worked in Costa Rica since 1993 and from his travels throughout the country, he has acquired a wealth of knowledge about living and doing business in Costa Rica. If you have questions and would like to contact Tom click here.