TIDE Mission and Philosophy

Total Immersion through a Dynamic Education

An alternative school for families with non-traditional lives

Provide a one-on-one personalized education to each student. We want each student to succeed to the best of his or her ability. This means challenging them enough but keeping them academically engaged as well!

Provide a flexible education that is adapted to each student. Having students with different needs and schedules means we need to create a learning atmosphere that is individualized. Meaning some students take their work on the road, some via Skype, and or some choose additional class hours. We customize the academic experience.

Promote learning outside the classroom. Learning should not only be for inside the classroom.  Students intern at several local businesses for academic credit, we also work with several organizations creating community projects such as: community murals, surf clinics, and local fundraisers.  We are also fortunate to have several partnerships with state-side universities and schools this allows us to share and learn with students from all over the world.

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer breaks. We want to remind everyone that admissions is open for the 2020-2021.  We are hopeful we will be able to start the year in the physical classroom due to TIDE’ s small classes and population. At this time we want to remind all families that registration fees are due July 15th.   Please let us know if you have any other questions!Read More →

Arizona State University   It has been another amazing experience having ASU at TIDE Academy. There was an extra buzz having the undergraduate students join the team. The program offered at ASU is for undergraduate teacher assistants pursuing careers in health care and education. ASU students spent their week shadowing teachers, planning and teaching their own lessons while learning more about the education field and life in Costa Rica. Their enthusiasm, energy and knowledge were welcomed by staff, students and the whole TIDE community.   What did  ASU Students have to say?   “I absolutely loved working at TIDE Academy! The first day I wasRead More →