British School of Costa Rica

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British School of Costa Rica
The British School of Costa Rica.jpg
From the end of Boulevard de Rohrmoser, 130 m N, Santa Catalina Urbanization, Pavas
San José, San José
Costa Rica
Type Private, Day
Motto Truth and Knowledge
Established 1981
Headmaster Mr. David Berridge
Faculty Approx. 85
Enrollment 620
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and white

The British School of Costa Rica (Spanish: Colegio Británico de Costa Rica) is an independent, bilingual, international school in San José, Costa Rica.

Founded in 1981 by the present Directors General, David and Liliana Lloyd, the school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and authorised by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education. It offers an International Education system, including the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) delivered mainly in English and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma delivered in both Spanish and English.

Hence the programmes of study offered have been developed by some of the most competent educational experts in the world at Fieldwork Education (UK), the University of Cambridge and the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

In 1991 the school became the first to offer the IB Diploma programme in Costa Rica (IB Code 0608) and remains the only Centre (CR002) for the Cambridge Board (CIE) IGCSE examinations in the country.

The school is a member of ECIS (European Council of International Schools) and also holds an Independent Operator's license for the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for Young People, a programme which promotes personal development through Social Service, Expeditions, Skills and Recreation.

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Coordinates: 09°57′1.37″N 84°08′1.81″W / 9.9503806°N 84.1338361°W / 9.9503806; -84.1338361