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Parent's Review of New Hope in Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

New Hope

In what town or city is this school located?

Santa Barbara de Heredia

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

Local

What grade levels are represented at this school?

all

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Bus

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

It is located on six hectares (15 acres) of land, which by Costa Rican standards is large. It is spacious and well organized with plenty of space in their facilities, they have 51 classrooms, swimming pool, volleyball court, basketball courts, soccer fields, cafeteria, and computer lab. All their facilities fulfill the Education Ministry’s required standards.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

They are MEP Approved and that is all you need to take to another country. They are in the local and not international calendar.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

NONE-not in the privately own schools.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

If your expat package does not cover the cost of a school- Take advantage of the language and culture and try to get your children to benefit from it by experiencing it. Avoid over paying at the other schools- this school is for kindergarten to high school.

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