2024-2025 Admissions

2024-2025 Admissions

Admissions for the upcoming school year is open!

Step 1

Let us know you’re interested in TIDE, and we will be in touch with you with more information.  TIDEAcademy@gmail.com

Step 2

Visit TIDE. We want to get to know you, and you should get to know us better, too. To schedule your visit, contact Chelsea, our Director of Admissions, at 506-4702-8795‬ or via email at TIDEAcademy@gmail.com.  If you are unable to visit, please set up a Zoom call with us.

Step 3

Complete your application. Are you ready?  

Apply Now!

Please make sure to have all the following items ready when you apply:

  • Required application materials include:
    • Admissions Form
    • Most Recent Transcripts or Report Cards
    • One Teacher recommendation
    • Copy of Student’s birth certificate
    • Certificate of Immunization
    • Proof of health insurance
    • IEPs if applicable
    • On campus visit and/or Zoom Call
    • Letter from previous school (if in Costa Rica) stating that there are no outstanding payments or fees owed by the family
    • Tuition Contract

When a student’s application file is complete it will be reviewed by the Admissions Office for acceptance. Acceptance notifications will be completed by June 2024.


Registration payments must be paid in a timely fashion by June 1st in order for us to be able to order books, equipment, and supplies in preparation for the new school year, but, as importantly for you, paying on time will secure your child’s place within his/her class.  The Registration Fee is non-refundable.  A student’s space at TIDE Academy is only secured as long as the registration payment is paid.

Returning Students

All returning TIDE families, who are already registered, will need to complete the following:

  • Payment Contract
  • Proof of Accident Insurance. (INS)



Program Options

TIDE Academy  While many students respond well working in a traditional, five days-a-week program, TIDE caters to those students whose out-of-school interests benefit from greater flexibility, supporting the incorporation of travels, practices, and internships into their life outside of the classroom. The small classroom size and one-on-one attention provided by TIDE benefits each student tremendously …


“We are so sad to have left TIDE, but extremely grateful. Each of our four children will forever be changed. The academics, the extra curricular, and of course the surfing gave them the experience of a lifetime. We want to thank the staff, all our new friends (2 legged and 4) and everyone else involved …

TIDE Academy Teacher Application

Click here to download the Teacher Application

Bank Information

Bank Information Payments can be made in our office or deposited into our Banco Nacional, Bank of San Jose (BAC), or our Northfield Savings Account (USA). STRIPE All payments can be completed via Stripe by scanning the below code.  Please know there is a 5% surcharge when paying with STRIPE.   BAC Information Cliente: TIDE …