Del Mar Academy, a splendid bilingual school in Nosara located amongst trees on a spacious property, will have two great reasons to celebrate next year. First, they will complete their tenth anniversary of offering the best bilingual education in the Nicoya Peninsula, and second, they will be the first high school in the area that offers the option to take the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. The institution is officially accredited by the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education thanks to full compliance with all of the requirements established under national law for private educational centers, both in terms of infrastructure and educational offerings and the group of teachers that work there.
On the Del Mar campus, you take in and experience a truly international environment since they have students from more than 23 nationalities who take in knowledge while learning life skills, thinking freely and always being motivated to lead their own learning process with the help of the best teachers.
At the same time, they have art, ecology, music and sports as cross-curricular lines in this process. Students are welcome here from 18 months old— from the moment when they can learn with the Montessori method— until third grade in primary school. A few years later, these same students can get their high school diploma there in the same institution.
The Path to An International Baccalaureate Diploma
For more than three years, Del Mar Academy was preparing to obtain certification as an institution that could offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. This is the most recognized and prestigious certification of secondary education in the world, a diploma that will give young people who obtain it better knowledge, tools and opportunities to get into leading universities anywhere in the world. The certification process involved the families, the teaching staff and a strategic planning committee, demanding great effort from the institution, which they took on with great commitment and success since now they will be able to open the first class of the program early next year. They are the only school in Nicoya Peninsula that can offer the International Baccalaureate.
International Baccalaureate is a program that expands the horizons of the students who enroll in it, providing them a much broader cultural landscape, with sustainable development perspectives and absolute command of a second language. Each student who takes the program will be able to focus their analysis and vision of the world in which we live with greater awareness, relevance and knowledge, adapting their decisions to a highly globalized and constantly changing environment, making this a great advantage for the lives of the young people and the societies where they live. All of the high schools authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate share a philosophy and commitment to the highest quality education and an international vision.
All families interested in learning more about Del Mar Academy and the International Baccalaureate can visit the school facilities located between Nosara and Guiones Beach or visit the web site www.delmaracademy.com for more information.