Top 10 Leading International Schools in Costa Rica






We have been recognized as one of the Top 10 Leading International Schools in Costa Rica by The Excelligent.  Read more here.

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To apply to TIDE for the 2020-2021 school year please click on the following link.


Becoming a Waste-Free School

At TIDE we want to be aware of the waste we produce and where it goes, with the goal of becoming a waste-free institution.   Starting this year we have formed a partnership with Costa Rica Makes Me Happy.

♻️ We wanted to share information about the Partnership that has formed between TIDE Academy and Costa Rica Makes Me Happy (CRMMH).

♻️ CRMMH is an organization that is organizing monthly roadside and beach clean ups. They are then turning the collected waste into eco-blocks. The eco-blocks are then used to build houses in the local communities.

♻️The students will be helping with the beach clean ups and will be helping them build one of their first houses in the area.

♻️CRMMH will also be coming to TIDE to share their knowledge on recycling in Costa Rica and how we can better implement a recycling and trash program in our school.

♻️Then every 14th and 29th of the month CRMMH will collect these items from Tide and divide and turn into eco blocks to build more homes in the community.

♻️As many of you have seen or heard, Tide is now collecting :
-paper and cardboard
-bottles (plastic and glass)
-milk cartons
-plastics from wrappers to car bumpers

♻️ Additionally, if anyone or families would like to help with the beach clean ups or building the houses or that would like to sponsor a portion of the road-side clean up contact Chelsea


Who’s new?

Who’s new?

There are a few new faces joining the TIDE Academy next year and we are very excited to add some enthusiastic and passionate members to the team. The 2019-2020 TIDE Academy team will be welcoming four new educators.

Our grade 1-3 lead teacher for English, Math and Science will be Leanna. Leanna has been teaching grade 1-3 in Costa Rica for the past 2 years and we are excited for her to continue her outstanding teaching practice here at TIDE Academy.  Leanna has teaching experience in the lower years, nursery and daycare in the United States. Leanna is most looking forward to working with small class sizes and having the autonomy to be able to structure her day, learning environment and units to suit her students needs.

Alyssa is a familiar face at TIDE Academy. Alyssa was here in March with ASU through the STEM teaching program. Alyssa has recently completed her degree in Pre-Med at ASU.  While teaching at TIDE Academy Alyssa was eager to get involved in the classroom and has amazing organization skills. Her experience teaching Biology at ASU, experience as a professor, work she does with primary schools and passion for the planet will be a warm welcome for our grade 4 and 5 Science class. Alyssa will also be teaching middle years math, Earth Science and Ocean Awareness.

Lastly, we welcome Hunter! Hunter is coming to TIDE Academy from Colarado where he works in outdoor education. Prior to pursuing outdoor education Hunter taught Social Studies, Advanced Government and Psychology; overseeing over 120 students. Hunter is passionate about the outdoors, meditation, teaches rafting and was recently teaching at Tahoe Mountain School.  Hunters exciting attitude will be welcomed as our Social Studies and Community Internship teacher this upcoming year.