TIDE Academy Long-Term Program
While many students respond well working in a traditional, five days-a-week program, TIDE caters to those students whose out-of-school interests benefit from greater flexibility, supporting the incorporation of travels, practices, and internships into their life outside of the classroom. The small classroom size and one-on-one attention provided by TIDE benefits each student tremendously at both an educational and personal level.The Long-Term program is offered to grades 1st through 12th grade. This program is for families that will be living in the Tamarindo area for more than 4 months of the school year. The school year begins in September and is completed in June. This program is similar to that of one in the United States: US textbooks are used as well as supplemental materials related to each of the subjects. The Core Classes consist of: English, Spanish, Social Studies, Math, and Science (additional electives are offered as well). All students also have the opportunity to learn, participate, and compete on the TIDE surf team which has weekly training sessions.
TIDE Academy Short-Term Program
Many families come to the Tamarindo area to experience a new culture, community, and experience. At times scheduling such incredible experiences can interfere with a child’s school year at home. TIDE is now offering short-term enrolment opportunities to help those families make the long-vacation commitment to a life in Costa Rica.
TIDE will communicate with the family’s school at home and make sure all vital curriculum information is covered while the student is living in Costa Rica. The TIDE Short-Term Program also offers an intense spanish program, a Latin-American culture class, and the opportunity to learn the infamous sport of the Costa Rican beaches: surfing. This program allows families to enjoy their time here and not have their child have the stress of playing catch-up or failing classes at school back at home.