Enrichment Activities will start September 11th (second week of school).  All classes are pass/fail and are mixed grades. Descriptions Costa Rican Crafts- Each week students will learn a new local craft from Costa Rica.  Lanterns, instruments, beading crafts and more!  This class is focused for grades 5th and below. Art 1 and Art 2- Art Classes will introduce the basic fine art techniques and concepts such as line quality, color theory, perspective, negative space, symmetry, shading and more! The classes encompass a diversity of exercises to develop creativity and explore a variety of mediums through which the students can express themselves and discover their style.  ArtRead More →

Dance, Art, Spanish, Gardening, Surfing, and More! If you are looking for something to do this summer, check out TIDE Academy’s summer camps! Camps are open to all ages and will be running all of July and August! Contact TIDEAcademy@gmail.com for more info!Read More →

  Happy New Year!   I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday vacation.   I am very excited to be back in session.  As you can see we have many new faces and some additional classrooms!  We have separated grades 3 and 4 and 5th and 6th as well.  Emma and Maren, our newest additions to TIDE are very excited to join the team and help with the middle grades.  I wanted to go over a few updates and reminders just so we are all on the same page this January. Excused vs Un-excused Absences             At TIDE we want to promote a flexible education that catersRead More →

Happy October! This month has been flying by!   I just wanted to share a few announcements:   Rainy Season Vacation- There is no school next week (October 24-29), enjoy the rainy season and we will see you October 31st! Surf Contest this weekend. Everyone is invited to come participate and or watch this weekends Surf the TIDE contest in Avellanas. All surfers can sign up on the beach at 7:00am, event will start at 8:00am Tidal Dancers, TIDE’s Dance Academy is open! For more information on the classes, schedule, and additional information contact Emily at: Tidaldancers@gmail.com Culture Week! This week all of Marielos’ studentsRead More →

Chelsea Director Enrichment Class: Ocean Awareness Chelsea founded TIDE Academy in 2011 in her own backyard. She wanted to create a schooling program that allowed students to learn at his or her own pace and to allow students to focus on other priorities without being penalized. Since the first year the school has been gradually growing and now how reached its maximum enrolment of 42 students. Chelsea is very excited with the 2016-2017 staff, students, and families. Her goal is to continue to make TIDE better and better in all aspects: Academics, Enrichment Program, and TIDE Abroad. With the amazing support of the staff, family,Read More →

With all these exciting new improvements at TIDE Academy we are beyond proud to present our first documentary entirely filmed, written, and made by TIDE Students. This year the film class taught by Matt Sampson filmed and interviewed more than 40 students, teachers, and parents. The interviews were compiled together to create a truly amazing documentary about TIDE Academy and what it means to the students, parents, and teachers. TIDE Documentary One amazing thing about the documentary was that all students, parents, and teachers were asked many times what they would change about TIDE Academy and the only suggestion was to get better chairs andRead More →

This week we received news that our partnership with North Atlantic Regional High School in Auburn Maine has been approved! NARHS is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This accreditation is recognized both in the United States and Internationally including Costa Rica. MSA is the same international accreditation that several private schools in Costa Rica have. Having this accreditation will help students get into better colleges and universities internationally and it will allow students to attend public and private universities in Costa Rica. Starting this fall all high school students will be able to receive a MSA transcript by taking classesRead More →

As this year winds down I am already planning and preparing for the following year. As I have shared with many of you I am so happy with how well this year has gone. At TIDE we have had our ups and downs and many learning experiences however, I can honestly say this has been TIDE’s best year yet and this has all been possible because of the students, teachers, and amazing support from all the families. Thank you! Looking into the future I plan on continuing to improve our curriculum and enrichment programs. A stronger focus on languages, Arts, Technology, and introducing a MusicRead More →

  This year, TIDE students had the opportunity to take Film Class with Matt Sampson as an enrichment after school class.  Yesterday we finally got to release our music video.   Matt has written a great piece about the entire experience!  I welcome you to read and enjoy how much love and work the students and parents put in to make this video possible!Read More →