At Educarte by St. Joseph, we believe that it is a privilege to make a difference in the lives of children. We strive to help each student feel comfortable, happy, and eager to learn by teaching them to love and to respect their differences and qualities as individuals through programs and artistic activities that familiarize students with the different forms of expression.
Our philosophy is based on the different theories that support constructivism, where children create their own learning through didactic situations proposed by the school and teachers. The child becomes the active agent in the process of teaching and learning. The teacher acts as the facilitator, offering different strategies, and learning situations, which are meaningful to the student.
Our institution recognizes that the subjects proposed by the Costa Rica basic education program, according to the MEP, are vital in the academic development of each student, however we augment this program by including sports, the arts, music, the study of ecology, ethics and moral values, among other subjects. In this way, we have developed a comprehensive program with different disciplines to meet needs and abilities of all students and provide them with opportunities to excel in their area of interest.
At Educarte we utilize educational systems and innovative programs to keep children up to date with world standards, giving importance to the process of learning itself, rather than focusing exclusively on the result. Education at our institution is directly linked to creativity, making the creative process the factor that gives meaning to the way of educating.
Educarte is a Spanish and English bilingual school. Most students enter speaking either one or the other or neither language. All students are faced with a total immersion in at least one of them. We understand the importance of keeping the students attention while they learn a new language. Therefore, we adapt and include activities that develop and encourage learning. Tactile and listening activities, are proposed for the Spanish/English as a second language program and kinesthetic programs for all grades. This reinforces the concepts that are taught in the classroom. The techniques allow children to engage and continue to learn if alone while investigating and making the connections between what is taught and lived.
We are proud to be in Costa Rica and a school that teaches and promotes Costa Rican culture which is so rich and diverse. It is very important to us. Whether students are passing through the country or live here permanently, they have an important opportunity to experience the culture of Guanacaste and Costa Rica. We emphasis the importance for children to develop a sense of belonging, respect, and love for the place where they live.
Art should be the basis of all natural and uplifting way to educate