Peace on Earth

December 1 is much more than the beginning of Christmas month (though we will be going to the annual Light Up parade, “Monteverde Brilla”, tonight) – it’s the day we celebrate perhaps THE pivotal moment in Costa Rican history.  68 years ago...

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Sundays in Monteverde

In a small, tight community like Monteverde, we make our own fun – just take this Sunday for example: 10:00 – Friends come early for half an hour of singing 10:30 – Meeting for worship, with two children’s groups splitting off.  The teen group...

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Feeling Thankful during Hurricane Otto

As Hurricane Otto prepares to hit our coast within the next few hours, I sit in my mountain-top home feeling thankful for so many things.  We live in a country that has the infrastructure and commitment to take care of each other during and after this storm, which we...

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How to find an internship in Costa Rica

If you’re looking for an internship in Costa Rica (or anywhere), the students at the University for Peace could teach you a thing or two. I was at their internship fair because the intern we hosted from them last year – Erika Graczyk, pictured above...

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Are We Worth Donating To?

“Among all the causes I support, is Monteverde Friends School truly the most in need?” Quakers ask the darndest questions, such as this one from my talk yesterday at Kalamazoo Friends Meeting in Michigan. In the spirit of honest, Quaker “plain...

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Hazel Guindon – Class of 2007

Interviewing Hazel Guindon was never meant to be a normal experience – especially when she’s 10 feet up a ladder. While completing a wall-to-wall nature mural for a local non-profit (CIEE), Hazel chats non-stop (her only speed!) about how her education at...

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The Founding of the School

Leading up to our 65th Anniversary celebration next March, here is a look at the history of the founding of our school, as recorded by Mary Mendenhall in the Monteverde Jubilee Family Album) When everyone was situated in some kind of temporary housing in Monteverede...

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Poem for International Day of Peace

Please enjoy this beautiful poem by one of our grade 5/6 students: Peace is… Peace is love, a smile, not fighting Peace is doing a picnic with all of my family Peace is love,  being good to yourself being happy and trying to make other happy Peace is the wind or...

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