Welcome to our School
The European School was founded in 1989 by Anne Aronson who longed to see in her adopted country, Costa Rica, a school emphasizing the Liberal Arts and the Humanities such as she had known during her formative years in France and in her university education at the Sorbonne in Paris.
The mother of five, Anne set out to establish an innovative literature-based educational program that recognizes each student as an entire being with different gifts and limitations, needs and abilities, and hope for the future. The European School is presently serving 530 students from over forty countries around the world and is working at full capacity. It follows its own calendar from late July to late June, breaking every nine weeks for a short vacation, so as to provide students as well as teachers with rest periods. Class sizes do not exceed twenty students, preschool through third grade have an extra teaching assistant. The school runs from 8:15 am to 2:45 pm. Kinder and preparatory have half-days.
The European School is accredited by Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Education as well as the International Baccalaureate Organization(IBO).