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Welcome to the High School at Country Day School!

We are glad you have chosen to learn more about the high school here at CDS.  The High School is a House committed to upholding the school’s mission by being an inclusive learning environment where faculty and staff are committed to learning and applying the best teaching practices grounded in research to develop compassionate students who are prepared to become global leaders of the future.  

Students at the end of their four years leave CDS fully prepared to meet the demands of the top colleges and universities in the U.S., Europe, and beyond. Our rigorous American curriculum sets CDS apart from any other school in Costa Rica and is recognized for its achievements in and out of the classroom.  Students have the ability to explore their passions through a wide variety of extra curriculars including Model UN, Student Council, National Honor Society, Drama, and Athletics through six offered sports of swimming, soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross-country, and tennis.

The passion for learning our students develop is not only because of their devotion to their studies, but also because of our talented and highly-experienced teaching faculty. These men and women are committed to delivering the best education for each student who enters their classrooms.  The small class sizes here at CDS allows for each student to be truly known and valued by all.

We invite you to learn more about Country Day School and the High School by contacting us, or better yet, by visiting our beautiful campus.


Kind Regards,

José Luis Menendez

High School Principal