We visited Blue Valley School. Blue Valley is a private school located in Guachipelin (about 2-3 miles from where we are staying). The school has ~600 students in K-12. The school follows an American curriculum. 27 different countries are represented in this school, but the majority of students are Costa Rican. Blue Valley follows the Montessori program for the pre-school age group. The children are encouraged to speak Spanish during playtime. Instruction is primarily given in Spanish. When the children transition into elementary all classes are taught in English except for Spanish and Social Studies. Overall we were impressed with the school. Grayson wanted to attend that day.
What started as casual conversation in June 2001 is now turning into reality. We took an "extended" vacation to Costa Rica in March/April 2007. After the 8 week vacation we decided to venture back for a year. We're excited about the adventure. This blog is intended to keep family and friends updated and a great way to reflect on where we've been. ... full info
Costa Rica is a Central American success story: since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has expanded its economy to include strong techn...more info