Welcome to Monteverde Friends School

K-12 Quaker education for local and international students in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

“Surrounded by Nature, Supported by Love”

Nestled in the cloud forest community of Monteverde, Costa Rica, the Monteverde Friends School was founded over 60 years ago by Quakers who left the United States in search of a country and community that supported their peaceful principles. Today, our school continues to promote the universal values of peace, love and respect in the context of a challenging bilingual education and a sense of community.

“The natural beauty and sense of community at MFS are unparalleled. It is a place that will never truly leave you, and from which you will never stop learning. Plus, where else is gym class a hike through the rain forest, history class interrupted by monkeys, or a family formed among strangers in two languages?”
– Heidi Griswold, former International Student

First Week Back to School

Back to School comes early at Monteverde Friends School – August 9, this year.  It means we can finish at the end of May, and stay aligned with the North American school year for our exchange students and our local students hoping to move on to an American...

Back to School!

We are ready for your children tomorrow.   But don’t be deceived by the fresh, smiling faces of our teachers in the morning – getting here was a lot of work! Our orientation for new teachers began the last week in July, when we introduced them to the many...

Bird Watching in Monteverde

It’s impossible not to do bird watching in Monteverde.  Whether you’re sitting in “silence” at a Quaker meeting, trying to concentrate on a science lesson, or enjoying a passion-fruit cheesecake at Stella’s Bakery, they’re all...