Mareas International Homeschool Samara is a small bilingual school located in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. We teach students from Pre-K through 12. Our goal is to prepare children to be resourceful and independent while inspiring them to give back to their community and the natural environment. The school, created by parents, teachers, and children working together, recognizes that the people in a community work together and support each other to realize their own potential for growth.
We are a Waldorf inspired school where learning is interdisciplinary, integrating practical, artistic, and conceptual elements. The approach emphasizes the role of the imagination in learning, developing critical, and creative thinking.
Mareas helps students to learn in a supportive and relaxing atmosphere. Taught by licensed, professional teachers, using a combination of North American and Costa Rican Standards.
At Mareas we are dedicated to helping each student to become confident, caring, responsible adults. Each of our teachers is carefully chosen for both their technical qualifications as well as for their love of children and of learning.
Our students are encouraged to interact among all of the age groups and our staff is dedicated to helping our students learn the importance of caring for others. We also make a point of stopping bullying before it starts. Discipline is based on the concept of positive discipline, there are no punishments, but there are logical consequences.
We believe that every student should be celebrated for their strengths and supported to improve in all areas.