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

5 Reasons to be Thankful in Monteverde

Four months into my time here at Monteverde Friends School, far from our families in the U.S. and Canada, we are abundantly thankful for this beautiful community and school.  My personal shortlist includes: 1. My children are happy.   They were quickly accepted into...

November Coffee House

Another month, another amazing coffee house highlighting the huge variety in Monteverde Friends School and community.  A picture is worth a thousand words, or notes, so please enjoy these pics (click on the slide show to the right) of poetry, song, dance, story,...

Moving to Costa Rica

Ever dream of moving to Costa Rica? Our new co-director Rick Juliusson (in the grey “Raven Lunatic” shirt, hiking with other newly-arrived school parents on the nearby mountain trails) shares his initial welcome in July: As a newcomer to the Monteverde...