17 Minutes of Solidarity

17 Minutes of Solidarity

I cried today, for the first time since the Florida shooting, thanks to the brave and compassionate students of Monteverde Friends School. They organized a sit-in, during their recess break, for 17 minutes - one for each student and teacher who...

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Sports Day 2018

Sports Day 2018

So many reasons to love this annual tradition. Organized by parents, "Dia Deportivo" brings the whole community together in a spirit of fun and activity. Oh ya, and food! Our PE teacher Edgar once again organized an all-day soccer tournament for children...

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Life is a Journey

Life is a Journey

"The existence, the physical universe is basically playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever. It isn’t going anywhere. That is to say, it doesn’t have some destination that it ought to arrive at..." - Alan Watts. Tuesday morning assemblies are divided into...

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Appeal Letter 2017: Supporting our Local Students

Appeal Letter 2017: Supporting our Local Students

Do you know Marisela? For 17 years she’s shared her heart, soul and contagious energy with Monteverde Friends School. Her laughter rings through the halls, staff meetings and parent gatherings. Her story is one that you should know. Marisela joined MFS as a mother 17...

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Hilda Chen: 1923-2017

Hilda Chen: 1923-2017

La Escuela de Amigos de Monteverde celebra la vida y la influencia de este innovador educador costarricense, que enseñó a dos de nuestro personal actual.  Eugenio Vargas comparte esta escritura “en celebración de una vida dedicada a la siembra de principios...

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Hilda Chen: 1923-2017

Hilda Chen: 1923-2017

Monteverde Friends School celebrates the life and influence of this ground-breaking Costa Rican educator, who taught two of our current staff.  Eugenio Vargas shares this writing "In celebration of a life dedicated to sowing seeds for universal values." “I acquired a...

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Christmas Program 2017

Christmas Program 2017

Our last day of the semester is always fun and sometimes magical, with songs and skits from every class, graduation diplomas for grades 6, 9 and 12, and usually something unusual from the staff.  Enjoy these photos and videos from this year's, which was filled with a...

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Happy 60th, Katy VanDusen

Happy 60th, Katy VanDusen

The incomparable Katy VanDusen invited the community to celebrate her birthday recently.  Yes, she really is 60 (which is much higher than the maximum speed of her electric golf cart) but you wouldn't know it by the multitude of ways she continues to serve the school...

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