Summer Camp in Monteverde – 10 Shades of Wow!

Summer Camp in Monteverde – 10 Shades of Wow!

On a cold February morning, it warms the heart to look back on our wildly successful summer camp last year – a bilingual, musical theater summer camp in Monteverde, Costa Rica, no less…  Local and international kids ages 5-11 enjoyed exploring cultures...
Students Learn Quaker Values

Students Learn Quaker Values

At Monteverde Friends School, we are always on the look-out for creative ways to support our students’ spiritual growth and learning Quaker values.  In a 6-week minicourse about podcasting, students partnered with the fabulous Mari Wadsworth at Monteverde FM...
Peace on Earth

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...
Feeling Thankful during Hurricane Otto

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...
How to find an internship in Costa Rica

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...
The Founding of the School

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...