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.


A huge thank-you to our supporters who are helping us operate the school despite the pandemic and local economic collapse. You can keep up to date with us at our Newsletter page.

"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


Student Journalists

Student Journalists Offer Firsthand Insight into Online Education By: Daniel Tyx For their final project of the semester, students in our English 9/10 class produced their own online newspapers. It was the capstone of a unit on nonfiction writing in which we read and reflected on a series of newspaper articles from the New York […]

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The Power of Student Organizing

More than four million people participated worldwide in the September climate action. Some 350 of them were here in Monteverde. Although Monteverde is a small town, a journalist who covered the event for a San Jose newspaper told me that it was the largest such action in all of Costa Rica.

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Virtual Poetry

Virtual Poetry By: Daniel Tyx Like schools all over the world, MFS made the transition to online school for the last quarter due to the coronavirus. It was a difficult time for everyone, as we found ourselves learning and teaching in front of computer screens, instead of surrounded by our community of friends, teachers, students, […]

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