The joy is in the journey!

Welcome to Journey School of Costa Rica. We are a project-based school in Guanacaste offering personalized curriculum in a dual language setting from birth to 18 years old. At Journey School, community building is our guiding principle.

Explore Our Programs

(0-5 years)

The Foundation Program is our Reggio-inspired preschool in Costa Rica. Multilingual, play-based and absolutely joyful! Serving babies and kids from birth to 5 years of age.

(6-10 years)

For a lifelong love of learning, the Elements Program nurtures positive emotional patterns during the critical elementary years of rapid learning.  

(11-13 years)

Middle School is statistically when students’ academic interest begins to decline making it vital for educators to provide the Bridge Program, which is a flexible curriculum to encourage exploration and personal passions.

(14-18 years)

Students are building portfolios for college applications and/or internships. Journey Pathway students can earn college credit and have a flexible schedule to allocate time towards their career path of choice.


Our Approach to Education

Journey School began in August of 2018 as a community of learners living in the gold coast of Costa Rica with the plan to grow purposefully and in a spirit of excellence.

Over its first year, Journey School grew to over 100 students with a maximum capacity of 150 students to always maintain a ratio of just ten students for every one teacher (10:1).

Our school utilizes a project-based, student-led curriculum, and offers individualized lesson plans as well as group project opportunities. We offer ample opportunities for student leadership as well as honors, AP and college level classes.

US accredited, Journey School’s central tenants continue to be kindness, empathy, compassion and academic excellence. We work closely with Cognia, PBL Works, REGGIO Children and Conscious Discipline.

This Is Why

Journey of Costa Rica


Student Focused

Curriculum designed around the needs of each student, meeting students where they are, developmentally and academically, allowing for customized class schedules. 


Small Class Sizes

Our strict 10:1 ratio allows educators to tailor daily lesson plans to the pace and passions of students, in addition to fostering deeper interpersonal relationships.


Electives to Inspire

Beginning in second grade, Journey students are offered exciting place-based electives, such as veterinary science, studio or culinary arts, entrepreneurship and skateboarding

Hours of Operation

Office: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Classes: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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