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Our Mission:

Green Life Academy is a daycare/preschool and K-12school dedicated to the intellectual and personal development of each student in a caring and supportive environment. Located in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, we offer a challenging gifted program to prepare an international student body to excel in a variety of the world’s finest schools and universities. Green Life Academy is a learning community that supports all students of all backgrounds and ability levels, fostering self-confidence, self-discipline and self-worth in every student, enabling them to realize success in school and beyond. Our unique learning environment is characterized by the close student, teacher, and family relationships that develop over the course of study in a small school environment. A strong sense of community is based upon the values of mutual respect, sincere compassion, shared responsibility, and continual self-reflection.

Objectives

In Green Life Academy:

  • Students are nurtured, supported, and treated as unique individuals. All students are challenged to excel academically and, model the behaviors expected of responsible citizens.
  • The joy of learning and intrinsic motivation to become a life-long learner is emphasized as much as the acquisition of essential knowledge and the development of academic skills.
  • In addition to academics,  the social climate of the school, in and out of class, encourages the development of international understanding, commitment to community service, and the acceptance of and cooperation with diverse cultures.
  • We emphasize collaboration between parents and the school. As a parent-owned rather than corporate entity, our organizational structure reflects our commitment to giving parents the opportunity to contribute their knowledge and skills to the school.
  • Our school’s curriculum is guided by a goal of thorough student mastery and achievement through a standards-based curriculum rather than merely covering content.
  • We encourage appreciation  for Costa Rican culture and the ability to communicate in Spanish.

School
Values:

At Green Life Academy, we believe that we are a community in which we:

  • Provide for the realization of each student’s potential for intellectual, personal and social development, and responsible contribution to our diverse global environment
  • Nurture critical inquiry, creative expression, ethical behavior, and cooperative social interaction
  • Cultivate a sense of responsibility and respect for our environment
  • Develop values of tolerance, appreciation, and respect for human differences among all of us in the community.

We believe it is essential to protect and respect our environment and children’s health – at school and in the world beyond school – and we work to catalyze and support “green” actions by kids, teachers, parents, and the community. We encourage a framework that integrates efforts to reduce our ecological footprints, make our environment healthier, and get the whole community thinking about environmental solutions.

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10 responses

14 01 2011
Joanna Colon

As an educator and Orphan Missionary worker who has a passionate heart for kids, I am greatly interested in Green Life Academy’s focus and vision. I am touched by your mission, objectives and values to link your School kids and Community ,with education for a healthy green life in beautiful Costa Rica.

19 01 2011
greenlifeacademy

Thank you, Joanna. Any time you are in Costa Rica, come by and visit us!

25 02 2011
Ayshah Kassamali-Fox

I am very interested in what your school has to offer my two children. I am currently looking into moving to Costa Rica with my family, including my two small sons, ages 3 and 9 months. I am in the process of seeking out advice and guidance in this quest for more information about life in Costa Rica with small children. I am also interested in teaching opportunities as I have the qualifications to teach as well. Any advice/suggestions you can offer? Much appreciated! Keep up the great work!

25 02 2011
greenlifeacademy

Hi Ayshah,

Thank you for interested in GLA. We have sent you an email. Please let us know if you have any further questions!

Warmest regards,
Green Life Academy

14 08 2012
Mildred Murillo

I think that this school’s mission towards their students and community is amazing! I have a lot of respect for it because I feel it makes kids more well rounded and caring individuals. I would greatly appreciate some information on the requirements to teach at your institution because I would love to be a part of something like this. Currently, I live in the U.S., but intend to move to Costa Rica in the beginning of 2013 to earn a TEFL certification. Thanks in advance and continue that awesome teaching philosophy!

23 09 2012
greenlifeacademy

Hi Mildred,
Thank you for your comments. When you are in Costa Rica, please feel free to call in and visit us. In the meantime if you wish to send in your resume please do.
Warmest regards
Green Life Academy

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26 08 2014
Jason Grant

Good morning,
My name is Jason Grant. I am a science teacher from The United States, vacationing with my family in Playas del Coco. I am interested in visiting your school. I will be here for two more days. Is there a possibility that I can see what school life is like?

Sincerely,
Jason Grant
6th Grade Science Teacher

9 01 2016
David Miller

I taught 7-12 in San Pedro de Barva at Glory Christian School. I am interested in teaching at ypur school. David T. Miller MA.

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