The British School of Costa Rica
  • Admission 2016

    Admission/Matriculation is open for 2016, please read the information carefully and contact us if you have any questions!

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Admission / Matriculation 2016

Applying to a school is an important step for a family. In this section you can find a guide to our application process, procedures, policies, requirements and other information that will make this a smooth process for our new families.

Early Years Parent Resources

Early Years parents will find important general information in this section, useful tips, news and reminders as well as information on special events.

News and Updates

In our effort to improve communications with the school community, we will continue to publish our bulletins in this section as well as items on the latest news, important dates, events and other information.

Latest News

School Bulletin #18 – 12th June 2015

UPCOMING DATES: 16th June: Primary 2 Social Studies trip to Santa Ana Conservation Area 16th June: Talent Show, Gymnasium...

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UPCOMING DATES: 16th June: Primary 2 Social Studies trip to Santa Ana Conservation Area 16th June: Talent Show, Gymnasium 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 17th June: Primary Sports Day / Last day of Quarter 2....

Early Years News #5 – June 2015

IMPORTANT DATES: Wednesday 17th June: Last day of 1st Semester (classes finish at 12.00 midday) - Sports Day: Children come dressed in...

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IMPORTANT DATES: Wednesday 17th June: Last day of 1st Semester (classes finish at 12.00 midday) - Sports Day: Children come dressed in P.E. uniform Thursday 18th June to Friday 17th July: Mid-Year Break Monday 20th July: Start of...

School Bulletin #17 – 5th June 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Monday 8th June: Early Years 1A/C trip to Hotel Bougainvillea Tuesday 9th June: Early Years 1B/D trip...

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UPCOMING DATES: Monday 8th June: Early Years 1A/C trip to Hotel Bougainvillea Tuesday 9th June: Early Years 1B/D trip to Hotel Bougainvillea Friday 12th June: After-school clubs finish for Semester 1 Wednesday 17th June:...

Cafeteria Menu – June 2015

This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of JUNE 2015… there is one for the levels of Early...

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This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of JUNE 2015… there is one for the levels of Early Years and another for the rest of the school (Primary & Senior). Please make sure...

School Bulletin #16 – 29th May 2015

UPCOMING DATES Wednesday 3rd June: Primary Play (Holka Polka), 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Thursday 4th June: Primary Play...

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UPCOMING DATES Wednesday 3rd June: Primary Play (Holka Polka), 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Thursday 4th June: Primary Play (Holka Polka), 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Wednesday 17th June: Primary Sports Day Wednesday 17th...

School Bulletin #15 – 22nd May 2015

UPCOMING DATES Saturday 23rd May: Maths Olympics – First Eliminations Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May: British School of...

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School Bulletin #15 – 22nd May 2015
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UPCOMING DATES Saturday 23rd May: Maths Olympics – First Eliminations Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May: British School of Costa Rica Model United Nations Tuesday 26th May: Primary 3 Social Studies trip to Heredia...

The Green Apple – Volume 1

INFECTION PREVENTION When children and teenagers return to class, various infections may affect them. Among the most common are:...

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INFECTION PREVENTION When children and teenagers return to class, various infections may affect them. Among the most common are: RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS: There are two types of these infections: common colds which are caused by...

School Bulletin #14 – 15th May 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Tuesday 19th May: Early Years 2B/C Exit Point – 8:10a.m., Auditorium Primary 1A/C trip to the Children’s...

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UPCOMING DATES: Tuesday 19th May: Early Years 2B/C Exit Point – 8:10a.m., Auditorium Primary 1A/C trip to the Children’s Museum (Senses workshop) Wednesday 20th May: Primary 3C trip to Multiplaza (Recycling workshop) Thursday 21st...

Early Years News #4 – May 2015

IMPORTANT DATES: Tuesday 19th May: EY2B and C Exit Point and Parents’ Fashion Show at 8:10 am in the Auditorium. Thursday...

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IMPORTANT DATES: Tuesday 19th May: EY2B and C Exit Point and Parents’ Fashion Show at 8:10 am in the Auditorium. Thursday 21st May: EY2A and D Exit Point and Parent’s Fashion Show at 8:10am in the...

School Bulletin #13 – 8th of May 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Monday 11th to Friday 15th May: Green Week (Student Council) Wednesday 13th May: Senior 1A trip to...

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UPCOMING DATES: Monday 11th to Friday 15th May: Green Week (Student Council) Wednesday 13th May: Senior 1A trip to the Gold Museum – 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 13th May: Presentation of the...

Cafeteria Menu – May 2015

This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of MAY 2015… there is one for the levels of Early...

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This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of MAY 2015… there is one for the levels of Early Years and another for the rest of the school (Primary & Senior). Please make sure...

Urgent Communication

Debido a las manifestaciones de los taxistas, la ruta 27 está completamente bloqueada (colapsada). No podemos permitir que los...

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Debido a las manifestaciones de los taxistas, la ruta 27 está completamente bloqueada (colapsada). No podemos permitir que los buses del servicio de transporte escolar salgan en este momento hacía Escazu, Cuidad Colón, Pozos,...

School Bulletin #12 – 1st of May 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Friday 1st May: School closed – Labour Day Wednesday 6th May: Primary 3B Trip to Multiplaza Escazú Wednesday 6th...

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UPCOMING DATES: Friday 1st May: School closed – Labour Day Wednesday 6th May: Primary 3B Trip to Multiplaza Escazú Wednesday 6th May: Parent workshop: Developing good eating habits in young children – Auditorium, 1:00 p.m. KANGAROO MATHEMATICS...

School Bulletin #11 – 24th April 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Saturday 25th April: British School Sports Tournament 9am to 4pm Monday 27th April: P5/S1 Boys football team...

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UPCOMING DATES: Saturday 25th April: British School Sports Tournament 9am to 4pm Monday 27th April: P5/S1 Boys football team match against European School 2 to 5pm Tuesday 28th April: IGCSE/IB Music trip to the...

Sports Tournament and Field Inauguration

On Saturday the 25th of April the PE department is organising a sports tournament to inaugurate the new school...

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On Saturday the 25th of April the PE department is organising a sports tournament to inaugurate the new school field in honour of “Profe Frank”.  Starting at 8am, students, parents, alumni and staff will...

School Bulletin #10 – 17th April 2015

UPCOMING DATES: 20th – 24th April: Book Week Wednesday 22nd April: Primary 3A Trip to Multiplaza, Escazú Wednesday 22nd...

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UPCOMING DATES: 20th – 24th April: Book Week Wednesday 22nd April: Primary 3A Trip to Multiplaza, Escazú Wednesday 22nd April: Secondary Parent-Teacher meetings, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students finish at 12:00 midday Friday...

Book Donations “La Voz de Guanacaste”

As part of our Book Week Celebrations (20-2th April) we have taken on a project that promotes reading organised...

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As part of our Book Week Celebrations (20-2th April) we have taken on a project that promotes reading organised by the regional newspaper “La Voz de Guanacaste”. This project takes donations of Spanish books...

Early Years News #3 – April 2015

IMPORTANT DATES: Monday 13th April: EY2 began IPC Unit “Clothes” Friday 17th April: EY2 Favourite Clothes Parade (EY2 children...

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Early Years News #3 – April 2015
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IMPORTANT DATES: Monday 13th April: EY2 began IPC Unit “Clothes” Friday 17th April: EY2 Favourite Clothes Parade (EY2 children wear their favourite clothes to school) Monday 20th April: EY1 will begin IPC Unit “Plants...

Cafeteria Menu – April 2015

This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of APRIL 2015… there is one for the levels of Early...

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This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of APRIL 2015… there is one for the levels of Early Years and another for the rest of the school (Primary & Senior). Please make sure...

O Negative (O-) Blood Donations

UPDATE Monday 6th April, 2015! The San Juan de Dios Hospital thanks the entire British School community for the...

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UPDATE Monday 6th April, 2015! The San Juan de Dios Hospital thanks the entire British School community for the support and blood donations for Samantha Saborío. They now have enough blood for her recovery...

School Bulletin #9 – 27th March 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Monday 30th March – Friday 10th April: Easter Holidays Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March: School Office...

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UPCOMING DATES: Monday 30th March – Friday 10th April: Easter Holidays Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March: School Office will be OPEN Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd April inclusive: School Office will be CLOSED...

School Bulletin #8 – 20th March, 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Tuesday 24th March: Primary 5, Exit Point – 1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. in the Auditorium / Primary...

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UPCOMING DATES: Tuesday 24th March: Primary 5, Exit Point – 1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. in the Auditorium / Primary 2A, Trip to the Children’s Museum Wednesday 25th March: Primary 2C, Trip to the Children’s...

Winners of the “XXIX Gran Clásica” Race

The following are the winners of this year’s International Fair Race for the year, the ”XXIX Gran Clásica”. EARLY YEARS...

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The following are the winners of this year’s International Fair Race for the year, the ”XXIX Gran Clásica”. EARLY YEARS 1 1st place boys: Nassin Canales Bensofia EY1C 1st place girls: Jimena Salazar Salom EY1C...

School Bulletin #7 – 13th March, 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Saturday 14th March: International Fair – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday 19th March: International Kangaroo Maths...

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UPCOMING DATES: Saturday 14th March: International Fair – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday 19th March: International Kangaroo Maths Competition (Primary and Secondary) Thursday 19th March: Musical Concert – ‘Cuba’ – 7:00 p.m. in...

Early Years News #2 – March 2015

IMPORTANT DATES: Tuesday 3rd March: EY1 began IPC unit “Sand and Water” / EY2 began IPC unit “Houses and Homes” Saturday...

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IMPORTANT DATES: Tuesday 3rd March: EY1 began IPC unit “Sand and Water” / EY2 began IPC unit “Houses and Homes” Saturday 14th March: International Fair! We hope to see you all at the International Fair! Tuesday 17th to...

School Bulletin #6 – 6th March 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Monday 9th of March: Primary 3 trip to ‘Diario Extra’ as part of their IPC unit Inventions...

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UPCOMING DATES: Monday 9th of March: Primary 3 trip to ‘Diario Extra’ as part of their IPC unit Inventions & Machines Tuesday 10th of March: Early Years Parent Workshop: “Positive Discipline”. Auditorium, 6.15 p.m....

Memories Book for Teacher Frank Oviedo

Throughout the school year we will be doing a number of things to honour the wonderful contribution that Frank...

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Throughout the school year we will be doing a number of things to honour the wonderful contribution that Frank made to our school community during his time with us.  One of these is to...

Cafeteria Menu – March 2015

This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of JANUARY and FEBRUARY 2015… there is one for the levels...

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This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of JANUARY and FEBRUARY 2015… there is one for the levels of Early Years and another for the rest of the school (Primary & Senior). Please...

School Bulletin #5 – 27th February 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Monday 2nd of March: Holiday (No classes, Office Open) Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th of March: Primary...

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UPCOMING DATES: Monday 2nd of March: Holiday (No classes, Office Open) Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th of March: Primary 5 Camp (La Montaña) Thursday 5th of March: IB Graduation – Class of 2014 Friday...

School Bulletin #4 – 20th February, 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Wednesday 25th of February: Early Years 2 Parents’ Visit 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 25th of...

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UPCOMING DATES: Wednesday 25th of February: Early Years 2 Parents’ Visit 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 25th of February: Senior 4 Expedition to Barva Volcano for members of Barva House Thursday 26th of...

Early Years News #1- February 2015

IMPORTANT DATES: Monday 2nd February: EY1 began the IPC unit ‘All About Me’. / EY2 began the IPC unit ‘My School...

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IMPORTANT DATES: Monday 2nd February: EY1 began the IPC unit ‘All About Me’. / EY2 began the IPC unit ‘My School and Myself’. First Outing to a Classmate´s House EY1 A C &D on Wednesday 11th and...

School Bulletin #3 – 13th February 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Wednesday 18th to Thursday 19th February: Barva Expedition Wednesday 18th February Early Years 1 Parents visit: 9:40...

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UPCOMING DATES: Wednesday 18th to Thursday 19th February: Barva Expedition Wednesday 18th February Early Years 1 Parents visit: 9:40 a.m. – 11 a.m. Wednesday 25th February Early Years 2 Parents visit: 10:30 a.m. –...

Honouring Teacher Frank Oviedo

Throughout the school year we will be doing a number of things to honour the wonderful contribution that Frank...

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Throughout the school year we will be doing a number of things to honour the wonderful contribution that Frank made to our school community during his time with us. One of these is to...

School Bulletin #02 – 6th February 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Tuesday 10th February Primary 5B trip: Art exhibition at Central Bank Museums. Wednesday 11th February Primary 5A...

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UPCOMING DATES: Tuesday 10th February Primary 5B trip: Art exhibition at Central Bank Museums. Wednesday 11th February Primary 5A trip: Art exhibition at Central Bank Museums. Thursday 12th February Primary 5C trip: Art exhibition...

School Bulletin #1 – 30th January 2015

UPCOMING DATES: Monday 2nd February: Early Years and Primary Study Hall begins (2 pm – 3 pm) Tuesday 3rd...

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UPCOMING DATES: Monday 2nd February: Early Years and Primary Study Hall begins (2 pm – 3 pm) Tuesday 3rd February: Meet the Teachers evening, EY1, EY2, P1 (6 pm – 8 pm, Auditorium) Wednesday...

House Colours Day

This Friday 30th of January is House colours day. All students should come to school wearing a shirt that...

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This Friday 30th of January is House colours day. All students should come to school wearing a shirt that matches the colour of their house team. If students do not have a shirt of...

Cafeteria Menu – January & February 2015

This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of JANUARY and FEBRUARY 2015… there is one for the levels...

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This is the Cafeteria Menu for the month of JANUARY and FEBRUARY 2015… there is one for the levels of Early Years and another for the rest of the school (Primary & Senior). Please...

Early Years 1 Familiarisation Visit

We would like to remind parents that have children starting in Early Years 1 this year that they may...

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We would like to remind parents that have children starting in Early Years 1 this year that they may bring their child to school on Friday 23rd January, between 8.30am – 9.30am. This is...

School Bulletin #35 – 28th November 2014

UPCOMING DATES: Monday 1st December: Primary 5 Graduation – 10 a.m. in the Auditorium (There is no school for...

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UPCOMING DATES: Monday 1st December: Primary 5 Graduation – 10 a.m. in the Auditorium (There is no school for Early Years and Primary Students on this day) Tuesday 2nd December: Last day for Secondary...

School Bulletin #34 – 21st November 2014

UPCOMING DATES: Saturday 22nd November: Maths Olympics – Top 10 National Final Primary 4 – 5 and Senior 1...

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UPCOMING DATES: Saturday 22nd November: Maths Olympics – Top 10 National Final Primary 4 – 5 and Senior 1 Monday 24th to Friday 28th November: Seniors 1 to 4 – Exam Week Monday 1st...

Early Years 1 General Information

The administrative and teaching staff welcome Early Years 1 to the 2015 School Year. The regular timetable for Early Years 1...

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The administrative and teaching staff welcome Early Years 1 to the 2015 School Year. The regular timetable for Early Years 1 begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2.00 p.m. except for Wednesdays when the children...

Early Years 2 General Information

The administrative and teaching staff welcome Early Years 2 back to the 2015 School Year. The regular timetable for...

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The administrative and teaching staff welcome Early Years 2 back to the 2015 School Year. The regular timetable for Early Years 2 begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2.00 p.m. except for Wednesdays...