Important Dates
  • September 25, 2018 @ 11:35 am - 11:35 am
    Toddler-G12 Early Release

  • September 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Pre-k to G12 Pirate Pride Assembly

  • October 1, 2018 - October 3, 2018
    Toddler to G12 School Photographs

  • October 5, 2018 @ 8:50 am - 10:00 am
    Gr.1-12 House Event

  • October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Gr.10-12 SAT Testing

  • October 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Gr.9-11 PSAT Testing

  • October 11, 2018
    End of First Quarter

  • October 12, 2018
    Culture Day--No School

  • October 15, 2018
    Second Quarter Begins

  • October 19, 2018
    Pre-K to Gr.5 Quarter One Reports Sent Home

  • October 24, 2018
    Toddler to Gr.12 Parent-Teacher Conferences--No regular classes

  • October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Toddler to Gr12 Creepy Carnival

  • October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Gr10-12 ACT Testing

  • October 30, 2018 @ 11:35 am - 11:35 am
    Toddler to Gr12 Early Release

  • November 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Pre-K to Gr12 Pirate Pride Assembly

Welcome to Costa Rica International Academy


On behalf of the CRIA school community, we warmly welcome you to CRIA’s website.

CRIA is proud to provide a wonderful learning experience to students from around the world. We are a U.S. accredited college preparatory school serving a diverse international community. We strive everyday to inspire a passion for learning and provide children with the skills, values, and courage to become responsible leaders in their communities and the world. 

As we approach record enrollments once again for the fifth year in a row, we continue to pursue our longer term vision within our values as a community in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.


We aspire to be a world-class international school with a culture of high expectations, high performance and accountability.


We respect all creeds, religions and points of view. CRIA does not undertake religious instruction nor blend secular and sectarian education. At the same time, moral values and spiritual issues have a place in the educational process. Values such as fairness, justice, compassion, honesty, and the Golden Rule are taught without a religious label. Faculty and staff conduct reflect these values and serve as models for the students.

If you are interested in exploring whether CRIA is the right fit for your family, please come and visit us and we’d be delighted to have you see and meet our students and teachers in action firsthand!

Lois Mare

School Director



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