Caminata – It’s for the Birds!

Caminata – It’s for the Birds!

This year’s Caminata – the annual parent-fundraiser Walkathon – was a marvelous success.  As always, parents, teachers, students, meeting members and the community came out in force to hike 11km up up up to Vista Verde Lodge at San Gerardo, with...
The mountain shivered

The mountain shivered

A series of poetry/storywriting seminars led by Joe Heithaus (who recently wrote the New York Times article about Monteverde) let writers from ages 13 to 83 stretch and bare our souls.  We produced some pretty good stuff, but none better than this perspective on the...
March Newsletter – Presidential Visit

March Newsletter – Presidential Visit

Yes, that is the President of Costa Rica visiting our school!  Inspired by our school’s rich history of Peace as well as our national reputation for excellence, the President and First Laady enjoyed playing and visiting with our students during a surprise trip...
Human Rights Rally

Human Rights Rally

Las week’s sit-in in solidarity with US students following the Florida shootings was deeply moving and meaningful, but our students also wanted to focus on their own country and social conditions.  In a sad time of heightened intolerance here in Costa Rica,...
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...
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...