For the 2024-25 school year we have a limited number of spaces in grades PK, K, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 11 for both local and international students. You can start with a short form to let us know of your interest at…/1S9…/viewform… or fill out an application below.


Monteverde Friends School has been serving children of members of the Monteverde Friends Meeting and other local families who value Quaker education for over 70 years. We also appreciate the richness of perspectives international students bring.  Students are admitted regardless of race, creed, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

To make the school accessible for local families, approximately 40% of our students receive significant aid.  Once a student has been accepted, applications for financial assistance are reviewed. 

The Admissions Process for New Students


1. If MFS lets you know there may be a space available for the grade your student attends, download and complete the appropriate application packet:

2024-2025 school year

2. Gather and attach all supporting documents as outlined below for kinder, grades 1-6, or grades 7-12.

3. Submit all parts of the application.  Only complete applications will be considered.

4. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and when spaces are available.  In general, applications should be submitted by mid-February but please check with us as dates vary by year. Only our Study-Abroad international studenst in grades 10-12 are considered for a single semester. Kinder and primary grades do not allow mid-year entry. 

5. Financial aid applications are usually due by March. (Generally, it should be submitted at the same time as the application, or no later than early April. Financial aid is available only for local applicants.)

6. Selected applicants come in for a school visit (if possible).

7. Once an offer of admissions has been made, please pay within two weeks the registration fee of ¢120,000 per student for local families and $1,00.00 per student for international families or families resident less than 12 months in the zone.

By the first day of school in August, children must be 3 years old to apply for Pre-K, 4 years old to apply for Kindergarten, 5 years old to apply for Prepa, and 6 years old for 1st grade.

Please make sure your application is complete with:

  1. The completed application packet
  2. A photocopy of your child’s birth certificate, passport or cédula
  3. Reports from any prior school experience
  4. Any relevant evaluations regarding your child’s learning needs or other needs
  5. A recommendation letter from a former teacher.  The teacher may also contact us directly.

Please make sure your application is complete with the following documents before you submit it:

  1. The completed application packet (including the international student addendum, if applicable)
  2. A photocopy of your child’s passport or cédula
  3. Transcripts and reports reflecting your child’s last two years of study
  4. Any relevant evaluations regarding your child’s learning needs or other needs
  5. Two letters of recommendation from former teachers.  The teachers may also contact us directly.
  6. One two-page essay written in English and another in Spanish, on one of the following topics. If your child is not yet proficient in Spanish, then an essay in English on one of the following topics:
    • — The book that has most profoundly affected you
    • — The person you would most like to meet
    • — The greatest problem facing youth today, and how you would like to resolve it
    • — A topic that is compelling to you and that would tell us something about your experience and perspective
    • — An essay that you turned in this school year

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