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The learning program that revolutionized London, is now in Saint Mary. The Literary Curriculum is a complete, thematic approach to the teaching of primary English that places children's literature at its core.

Encourages writing

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Learning platform

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Taste for literature

Critical thinking

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Publications with purpose

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Empathy development

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Literary language development


Our programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. As members of the  International Baccalaureate community we strive to form learners that are:

  • Inquirers

  • Knowledgeable

  • Thinkers

  • Communicators

  • Principled

  • Open-minded

  • Caring

  • Risk-takers

  • Balanced

  • Reflective

Learning Centers

Our methodology is based on Learning Centers, through which significant and individualized learning is achieved in all areas of development.  Centers are activities located in specific areas around the classroom.  Children work in small groups, as well as independently.  Some activities are done with the teacher, while some activities are completed with peers. It favors social interaction with both peers and adults, self-regulation of behavior, language development and time management.

Through the development of the Learning Centers preschool goals are achieved, such as child-centered learning, differentiated instruction (high endowment and special learning needs), and development of basic skills as well as multiple intelligence.

Welcome to Saint Mary School, where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a comprehensive education that nourishes the heart, the mind and the spirit equally.


We believe that people grow from their relationships with the World and with others. We follow principles and values that prepare us to face any kind of situation, in a positive environment where empathy connects us with others. We are a family, and when one of us grows, we all do.


We believe that academic excellence is achieved by developing the competences, skills, abilities and values required for success. 

We encourage the development of social-emotional abilities from preschool to international baccalaureate, based on cooperation through comprehensive competences, where creativity and critical thinking are essential.


We believe in a spiritual education that connects the mind with the heart. The love for God guides our values and intellect in order to build a comprehensive education, where principles of faith shine upon knowledge. At Saint Mary School, the Virgin Mary is our Patroness, who guide and protect us.

Our Manifesto

Catholic Religion

In our school academic education goes hand in hand with catechesis. Our children grow full of faith and Catholic principles. The First Communion and the Confirmation are part of our school curriculum.

Development of kids with high capacities

Talents, creativity, different styles and paces of learning are continuously promoted through an academic offer focused on arts, technology, environment, science, language, social skills and executive functions.

Comprehensive support

An interdisciplinary team specialized in psychology, learning education, language therapy and special education, work together to promote different types of learning and to meet specific needs of our students and their families. 

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St. Mary School. Guachipelín, Escazú, from Construplaza 400 meters north.

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