Welcome to the Country Day Elementary School.   We pride ourselves on creating an environment where students are challenged to reach their full potential.

The elementary school is a place where students thrive academically and experience learning in a secure and continually evolving child-centered environment. Our talented and highly qualified faculty is dedicated to the academic, social and emotional growth of each student. The students develop more effective communication skills, and most importantly, actively participate in the learning process as they develop the skills and attitudes to become life-long learners.

We are committed to providing an effective education for every student by aligning a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with delivery of quality.   As well as offering the core subjects of math, science, language arts and social studies, we have a strong specialist curriculum in art, Spanish, media and library skills, music, physical education. Additionally, we offer English as a Second Language and a resource program that supports student academic achievement.

Classes and activities are planned with the developmental stages from 1st through 5th grades in mind.  We also provide our students with character education activities to help them develop into caring individuals.  One of our goals is to meet the needs of all of our students, and we are committed to the continuous growth and improvement of all of our programs.  Every month we plan an elementary assembly designed to promote a specific character education trait.  A broad array of activities and programs are offered in the after school activity program throughout the year.  At the beginning of each academic year, teachers identify goals that will encourage student participation in community service activities. There are many other activities that highlight student success: Science and Math Fairs, Book Month, Open House, UN Day and Independence Day celebrations, winter and spring musical productions.

We believe a strong home and school partnership is the foundation for student success. This shared responsibility is the most important work we undertake as educators and parents.  Parents help plan and implement a variety of events and programs such as the Back-to-School Picnic, Fun Run, as well as our special reading program and various class activities.

Jack Young
Elementary Principal
THE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL COSTA RICA