"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

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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 seeks a Head of School starting on the 2015-16 school year

    Monteverde Friends Schools seeks a Head of School starting on the 2015-16 school year

    We are bilingual Spanish‐English, with English predominant. Students from our school follow many life paths, and we seek to prepare each one as best we can for what follows, be that university‐level study in Costa Rica or abroad, or moving into internships and the work world. The school has approximately 112 students, mostly Costa Rican, in multi‐grade classrooms, and about 25 full‐ and part‐time staff.

    We seek an educational administrator who can promote a supportive learning atmosphere; foster a sense of community; inspire and mentor teachers; and maintain good relationships among administration, staff, parents, and the community.

    Job requirements include:
     relevant school leadership experience
     a minimum of five years professional teaching experience
     budgetary management skills and experience
     ability to communicate in Spanish and English
     a willingness to make a 2-year commitment

    We strongly prefer someone who is:
     skillful at oral and written communication
     familiar with Quaker values and processes
     experienced in fund‐raising

    Salary range $15,300 to $16,300 at current exchange rate in salary and standard bonuses.
    Costa Rica has national healthcare. The school can facilitate housing and one

  • 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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