Private schools in Guanacaste

Education options for your Pre-K to high school youth when living in Guanacaste

The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is situated on the north Pacific Coast.  The region exhibits significant diversity in its topography, climate, culture, and recreational activities.  The area along the coast from Papagayo to Playa Junquillal is known as the “Gold Coast”.   As the name suggests, this is the area that attracts and nurtures significant expatriates in Costa Rica; to its drier climate, the ocean and stunning beaches, access through Liberia International Airport, excellent healthcare and medical facilities, resorts and residential communities.  As a support and resource to the families that have situated here, a healthy selection of private schools operate in the Gold Coast region.  These typically position themselves around and near stable communities, to insure sufficient enrollments and financial success.  Costa Ricans and expats send their children to these high quality private schools, with the intent on admission into recognized US and European Universities.  Not only will your kids get a great education; it will be in a bilingual setting with students from different cultures and countries.

Listed below are the most established and recognized schools in our area, serving children of all age groups and needs.  Please find links to each institution’s website as a best resource for further information.


This link offers a healthy background on (private) education in Costa Rica, as well as some resources for schools not in our Guanacaste region.   While I’m not sure how current the information is, you’ll find it another good reference point.


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