Moments in TIDE (Page 4)

We are new to this, but we are very excited to announce TIDE will be starting a blog! The content will include: our learning philosophy, how TIDE started, information on our teachers and staff, and work by our students.

Each week we will post something new.  We hope you enjoy it!

Exciting Additions

Education Connections

The Library

A Small Insight on Sam

Machete License?


Surfing Through School  

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Isabel



Most of the kids in Tamarindo know Chelsea Lisaius, if not from attending her TIDE Academy then from the many surf contests she organizes in the area. For Chelsea, it is imperative that she impart knowledge and fun to those in Tamarindo. Perhaps she developed this trait from her years growing up—and acting—in her family’s theater troupe, which traveled and performed all over the United States. Read More!Read More →

At TIDE we take pride in our Academic Program, Extra-Curricular Activities, and Community Involvement.  This past weekend TIDE student Ben saved a man from drowning.  We are so incredibly lucky to have Ben in our Tamarindo Community!   Read Article Read More →

A little over a year ago ESPN came to TIDE and interviewed student Malakai Martinez and his surfing career. Check out the video below! click here to see the video    Read More →

  Hello Everyone! As the first trimester comes to an end, I would like to give a huge thank you to all of the parents, students, teachers, and friends of TIDE Academy.  Thank you!  None of this year so far would have been possible without your support! I have a few announcements, reminders, and important dates to share:Read More →

TIDE’s 1st and 2nd grade students are learning about chocolate.  Next month they will be heading over to The Beach Chocolate to conclude the unit!  Read more about The Beach Chocolate below!  Get into some messy family fun with the first “bean to bar” chocolate maker in Guanacaste!! The Beach Chocolate is a new chocolate shop located in Playa Potrero that also offers chocolate making workshops for small and large groups. The Beach Chocolate workshop gives folks the unique opportunity to gain a direct insight into the mysteries and myths of cocoa and chocolate. You will be introduced to the natural and cultural history of cocoaRead More →

Have a great Rainy Season Vacation! We will be back in session October 26th! In the mean time here is a great video of TIDE’s first month of surf practices made by 10 Feet Traveling!  Read More →

  The final of the Stay Covered Triple Crown will happening this month! On October 24th Surf the TIDE will host the final of the 3 part kid surf series.  The contest will occur in Tamarindo in front of Witchs Rock Surf Camp.  The categories are: Juniors, Boys, Girls, Mixed Groms, Dolphins, and Froggies.  Surfers are more than welcome to register online for this event by clicking the link at the bottom of this article.Read More →

    This year TIDE Kinder-5th grade teacher Alana will be sharing a series of articles, blogs, and posts about TIDE’s philosophy, education, TIDE’s staff, things to do around the Tamarindo area.  This week she wants to share an informative article on helping your child learn to write.  Please read and keep checking back for more articles and information from Alana!Read More →

  For those who have questions about traveling, living as a family abroad, the abroad lifestyle, activities for kids and more The Family Freedom Project written by Liisa Vexler will answer all of your questions! Liisa, Derek, Dexter and Charlie have been a part of TIDE for the past two years.  Currently they are in Canada but we will be seeing them next March! Liisa’s blog literally covers everything you need to know about living and traveling abroad with a family.  Please check it out and let her know what you think! More →