Welcome to TIDE!

Welcome to TIDE Academy!

We can’t believe that school is starting in less than a month!

The first day of school is September 4th.  This is Labor Day but we do not celebrate State holidays at TIDE (since we are in Costa Rica) so we will have school.

Below is the final calendar for next school year:

Calendar 2017-2018

Trimester 1:

September 4th– First Day of School

September 11th– Enrichment Program Begins

September 15th– Independence Day

October 12th– Dia de las Culturas- No Enrichment Program

December 14th– Last Day of Trimester 1


Trimester 2:

January 8th– First Day of Trimester 2

January 15th– Enrichment Program Begins

March 22th– Last Day of Trimester 2


Trimester 3:

April 9th  – First Day of Trimester 3

April 16th– Enrichment Program Begins

May 1st– Labor Day- NO SCHOOL

June 14st  – Last Day of School



If you have not completed your application this needs to be done ASAP.  Additionally please make sure you have contacted Ali: (AliTIDEAcademy@gmail.com)  to make sure you have turned in all necessary paperwork and payments. Matriculation is due before AUGUST 1st.


If your child is in grades 9th and up it is recommended that you have your child’s year accredited with one of our partnership schools: Global Village School or Northern Atlantic Regional High School.  Both schools are nationally accredited (GVS with WASC and NARHS with MSA CESS) and will allow your child to apply to any university.  Please contact Chelsea- TIDEAcademy@gmail.com for more information on prices or any additional questions you may have.


All TIDE students are required to wear TIDE Tshirts everyday.  The shirts can be purchased during the first week of school.  The shirts are $12 each.

The options are:

Basic Tshirt- Blue, White, or Black

Girl Tank Top- Blue, White, or Black

Please email Ali (AliTIDEAcademy@gmail.com) with this information CLEARLY STATING THE FOLLOWING:

  1.  Style
  2. Color
  3. Size
  4. Quantity


School Supplies:

Below are two lists, one for grades 1-6 and another for grades 7-12.  If you are in 10th grade or up you will need a graphing calculator.  If you are buying the supplies in Costa Rica Pequeno Mundo or Walmart in Liberia (which will be opening in July) will have the best variety of supplies.


Next year we will be offering Dance, Surf, and Music Academy.  Each Academy meets 3 hours per week from Monday-Thursday and 4 hours on Friday.  If you are interested in participating in one or more of the Academies please let us know!  We would like an estimate of how many students will be taking these classes before the school year starts.

If you have any other questions please let us know!

We will be sending several more emails this summer but please do not hesistate to contact us with any other questions or concerns.

Have a wonderful vacation and we look forward to seeing and meeting many of you this fall!


Chelsea and Ali


GRADES 1st-6th

  • 2 boxes #2 pencils
  • 1 pair of pointed scissors
  • 1 box of markers
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 3 pencil erasers
  • 2 bottles white glue
  • 1 bottle silicon glue
  • 1 ruler with inches and centimeters
  • 1 package white 
computer/copy paper
  • I package of construction paper
  • 1 pencil case (to keep some of your materials in at your table)
  • 1 Homework Agenda
  • 3 blank notebooks
  • 2 folders
  • Backpack
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Re-usable Water bottle to be kept at school


GRADES 7th– 12th

  • 1 Laptop Computer or tablet (please let us know if this is a problem)
  • 6 folders
  • 3 1-inch binders or 1 large binder with appropriate 3 holed paper,

folder, and dividers

  • 1 box of #2 pencils
  • I package of black or blue Pens
  • Calculator
  • Graphing Calculator (Grades 10th and up)
  • 2 Erasers
  • 1 Box of Colored Pencils
  • 1 Box of Markers
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 2 Black Pens, 2 Blue Pens
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 1 Package of White Lined Paper
  • 1 Agenda/assignment book
  • 1 Ruler
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • Spanish/English Dictionary
  • 1 package of white computer paper
  • 6 spiral notebooks
  • 1 Compass
  • 1 Protractor
  • 1 package of graph paper
  • Re-usable Water bottle
  • Stapler
  • USB Drive (zip drive)
  • 2 College Rules Composition Books
  • Colored Pencils
  • Post-It Notes
  • 3×5 index Cards