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

Synchronized Swimming in Costa Rica

On the list of most-seached-for terms on Google, Syncronized Swimming in Costa Rica rarely shows up.  But it reared it’s gloriously ridiculous head at the final assembly of Monteverde Friends School.  Our illustrious teachers and staff drew much laughter and...

Grad 2016

Tears, inspiration, family, transition, fear, excitement – graduation is a whole lifetime of experience and emotion wrapped into one magical day. On Saturday, we honoured 6 outstanding young men and women as they prepare to move on from our precious school...

Grade 6 Graduation

For a 12-year-old in Costa Rica, graduating from “Primeria” to “Collegio” is a major life milestone.  Last week we celebrated our grade 6 class in the last-day assembly, as well as a dinner party for families and another surprise party for...