Celebrate the Annexation with the Mareas School Children

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Meet the beautiful children of Samara Mareas School this Friday, July 25, at 9am in the courtyard of Patio Colonial and see first hand what experiential learning looks like.  

The children and staff of Mareas will celebrate the anniversary of the annexation of Nicoya to Costa Rica by providing samples of traditional foods of Guanacaste including home style tortillas, tamales and gallo pinto.  Traditional dance will be performed in costume and the children will present a program on Guanacaste history.   The program was organized by Lenina Araya Orocu, the director of the Mareas Homeschool, located on the second floor of Patio Colonial in Samara.  

The Mareas School was founded by 3 parents who were looking for something different for their children. They wanted a place that would embrace a philosophy of learning that shows respect for children and nurtures a variety of learning styles.  

They did not want to focus on rote memorization and testing, but on experience and exploration.  They were not alone.  The 3 founding parents had 5 children between them. By the time they opened the school 40 children were enrolled. For more information about the school visit