Employment at Monteverde Friends School

Teachers at Monteverde Friends School connect with students(Scroll down for current job openings) Our teachers are highly committed and very experienced, and open to new places as well as new ways of thinking. They love their students, and they work well together. Our small classes provide for a close connection between teachers and their students. Strong relationships with colleagues, as well as friendships and collaboration with students and parents, create a deep sense of community for our faculty.

We look for teachers who are bilingual, meaning that they can both speak and read in Spanish and English.  While we require that teachers whose native language is English teach in English, Spanish is necessary to communicate with other faculty members, parents and members of the community.  Spanish classes require faculty who speak Spanish as their native language.

We give preference to candidates who:

  • are bilingual (Spanish and English)
  • have experience teaching in the content areas and grade levels that they would be teaching at Monteverde Friends School
  • are willing to commit for at least two years
  • are Quaker or who strongly support our statement of Vision, Mission and Philosophy
  • have experience or strong desire to work with a wide range of students
  • are willing to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • have experience working in a bilingual school setting
  • have experience living in a Spanish-speaking country
  • have experience living in a rural community in a developing country

While teaching here, many teachers take the opportunity to improve their Spanish as well as to develop a greater understanding of Costa Rican culture.  On long weekends and during vacations, teachers may explore what Costa Rica has to offer.

Job Openings

Beginning in August of 2018 we anticipate the following teacher openings:

  • High School Math
  • Special Education (whole school)
  • Integrated Arts (50% time)
  • Spanish as a Second Language (elementary age/part-time)
  • Kindergarten/1st grade assistant Assistant (part time)

We are also looking for people who have skills in Development (fund-raising and database management), Web-site development and marketing.

Please see the general job description (here) and feel free to ask specific questions in your letter.

If you are interested in any of these paid positions or in a long-term internship or volunteer position, please send an application form (here), letter and a resume via email to: Sue Gabrielson, Head of School  sgabrielson@mfschool.org

To see the amazing team you would be working with, check out teacher bios.


A partir de agosto de 2018 anticipamos las siguientes vacantes de maestros:

  • Matemáticas de secundaria
  • Español como segundo idioma (0primaria / tiempo parcial)

También estamos buscando personas con habilidades en desarrollo (recaudación de fondos y gestión de bases de datos), desarrollo de sitios web y marketing.

Consulte la descripción general del trabajo aquí y siéntase libre de hacer preguntas específicas en su carta.

Si está interesado en alguno de estos puestos remunerados o en una pasantía o puesto voluntario a largo plazo, envíe Solicitud para Docentes (aqui), una carta y un currículum por correo electrónico a:

Sue Gabrielson, Directora de la escuela sgabrielson@mfschool.org

Local biologist Mark Wainwright leads a hike for teachers and their families.


We are always looking for volunteers to help in many aspects of our school.  If you are interested in volunteering, please read about our program for Visiting Volunteers.  Volunteers must be 20 years of age because of the age of our students.


Monteverde Friends School is also a great place to create an internship experience to enhance your education program. Read more here.