TIDE Mission and Philosophy (Page 2)

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.

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 cleanRead More →

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 workingRead More →

It has been an incredible year at TIDE Academy. We have seen plenty of improvements and are happy with the personal and academic growth of the students. Purchasing the building has provided the school with the opportunity to continually add to the building and learning environment while still maintaining the same happy and enthusiastic atmosphere the school has always had. The school has seen many changes from classroom renovations and additional A.C units added.   There have been bathroom renovations, a new library, rock climbing equipment added, a salmon later to the ninja warrior class and an outdoor stage. We are happy to announce all theseRead More →

One of the many reasons I enjoy being a part of TIDE Academy is the school’s size. Having under 70 students from Kindergarten to 12thgrade creates an environment that allows staff members to get to know everyone in the school on a personal level. Student relationships flourish throughout grades and there is always a lot of chatter and laughter at the school.  This week we take a break from our usual blog posts and talk to the students about what they enjoy about TIDE Academy.   What do you like about TIDE Academy?   “What I like the most is playing with friends and learningRead More →