"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.

Study Abroad

Expand Your Horizons in Costa Rica!

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Volunteer

We seek creative, dynamic, and engaging volunteers (age 20 or older) who would like to learn and share with our students and staff, gain an understanding of Quaker and Costa Rican education, and enjoy the incredible natural environment of Monteverde. 

Ways to Give

Monteverde Friends School enjoys and requires a great deal of community support. Parents, Monteverde community members, friends around the world, and visitors to the area all contribute greatly to the ongoing success of Monteverde Friends School.

MFS News

  • MFS names a Head of School for the 2015-16 school year

    Monteverde Friends Schools names Head of School for the 2015-16 school year

    Rick Juliusson comes to MFS with a rich variety of non-profit management and fundraising experience.  As Executive Director of a Canadian non-profit society, Rick managed the operations of twelve primary schools in rural Kenya as well as construction of 4 new schools, high school scholarships, and a health and gender program.  His international experience also includes seven years in Africa with Habitat for Humanity, teaching ESL in Costa Rica, running a rural orphanage in Guatemala, and co-operative development in Myanmar and Sri Lanka.  Rick speaks Spanish and is a practicing Quaker.  After work hours, Rick enjoys music, soccer, writing, storytelling, and outdoors time with his 2 boys and wife, Sarah, who also look forward to joining the Monteverde community.

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  • Season’s Greetings

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    From the mountains of Costa Rica in the middle of the Cloud Forest, we want to celebrate and bring you our most sincere and joyful Season’s Greetings.

    Desde las montañas de Costa Rica en medio del Bosque Nuboso, queremos celebrar y traer a usted nuestro más sinceros y alegres saludos.

    Monteverde Friends School / Escuela de los Amigos de Monteverde

     

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  • Solar panels were installed at MFS

    Thanks to all the people that made possible the installation of solar panels in our school.  Now, we have an installed capacity of 3 Kilowatt with the potential of expanding it to 4 Kilowatt.

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    Please, check here if you want to contribute to our efforts of greening our school.

  • Celebrating the end of the semester

    On December 12th, 2014 our school and community got together to celebrate the end of the first semester.  Each class did a short presentation (a song, drama or story) and we enjoyed having some of our Friends and community members joining us for such joyful celebration.

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  • Christmas Fair

    Thanks to all the families and community members that participated in our 2014 Christmas Fair.

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