Tara’s Dream

Tara’s Dream

As Tara Bertrand Hein completes grade 11 and plans for her future, she reflects on our school, our world and her future contributions to it with a bravery and vision that epitomizes the vision and mission of our school.  If you remember her blog post (here) after...
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 lost their lives....
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...
Alternative Worship

Alternative Worship

“Can anyone guess why we’re doing bird-watching instead of Meeting for Worship?” Katy VanDusen asks her group. — “Ya – bird watching is quiet and peaceful.” Teaching Quaker process and values is an important part of our...
SAT’s after the Hurricane

SAT’s after the Hurricane

The morning after Tropical Storm Nate ravaged Monteverde, grade 12 student Tara Alana Hein walked 10 miles across swollen rivers and washed-out roads to write her SAT exam, learning a lot about herself and her country along the way: I was born and raised on this...
Students Share Their Poetry

Students Share Their Poetry

Before the break, before Tropical Storm Nate, we were honored to have a visiting poet from Sudan. He shared some of his poetry, and also talked with students about the process of creating art. Inspired, two of our grade 10 students stood up and shared their own...