A Unique Educational Experience Focused on Student Voice and Choice
Journey School of Costa Rica, an innovative educational institution, is redefining the way students learn by embracing project-based teaching methods and placing a strong emphasis on student voice and choice. Recognizing each student as a unique and beautiful individual, the school offers ample opportunities for student leadership and provides pathways for both Advanced Placement (AP) and MEP (Ministerio de Educación Pública) programs.
Since its inception in August 2018 as a small pilot program with only 20 learners, Journey School of Costa Rica has experienced remarkable growth. Within a year, the student population grew to over 100, accompanied by a team of 14 dedicated teachers. This growth has been a source of joy and has allowed the school to deepen its sense of community and enrich the educational experience for all.
Situated in the breathtaking Gold Coast of Costa Rica, Journey School has recently acquired its own campus in Tamarindo. This expansion has enabled the school to extend its reach beyond the local community, now serving students from seven different countries through its online platform. Currently, the school boasts an enrollment of 200 students, guided by a team of 30 passionate teachers and coaches.
What sets Journey School of Costa Rica apart is its unwavering commitment to the holistic development of students. The school places great importance on social and emotional growth, with kindness, empathy, and compassion forming the core values at its foundation. Collaborating with esteemed organizations such as Cognia, PBL Works, REGGIO Children, and Conscious Discipline, the school ensures that its educational practices align with the highest standards.
The cornerstone of academics at Journey School is project-based learning (PBL). Through this approach, students are provided with opportunities for discovery and active exploration. The teachers act as facilitators, guiding students to delve into topics that ignite their curiosity. By adhering to the “Gold Standard” for PBL, the school continually evaluates and enhances its teaching practices to deliver an exceptional education.
With a low student-to-teacher ratio, Journey School is able to personalize the learning experience for each student. This tailored approach enables educators to design individualized lesson plans that cater to the unique needs and passions of their students. Moreover, the close-knit classroom environment fosters deeper relationships between students and teachers, creating a supportive atmosphere for growth and learning.
Beginning as early as the 1st grade, Journey School offers a range of stimulating electives to inspire and engage its students. From veterinary science and studio arts to culinary arts, entrepreneurship, and even skateboarding, these place-based electives provide hands-on experiences that ignite students’ passions and help them develop a diverse skill set.
Not limited to its physical campus, Journey School of Costa Rica also offers an online academic program for distance learners. By leveraging various online platforms and virtual resources, the school has successfully replicated the interactive benefits of small class sizes on the internet. The commitment to maintaining the gold standard for project-based learning remains unwavering, ensuring that online students receive the same high-quality education as their on-campus counterparts.
Journey School of Costa Rica is on a mission to empower its students to become confident, compassionate, and engaged learners. By embracing project-based teaching methods, valuing student voice and choice, and celebrating the unique qualities of each individual, the school creates an educational environment that fosters growth and cultivates a lifelong love for learning. Join the journey at Journey School of Costa Rica and discover a truly transformative educational experience.
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