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Blue Valley School

Blue Valley School

From Multiplaza, 1.2 Km. northwest, right hand side of the road, Guachipelín, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

+506 2215 2204



Blue Valley School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1989
Status Private
General Director Kathryn Scanlan
Language of Instruction English, Spanish
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 806
Average Class Size 19
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:11
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Gisele Cordero
Associations IB, NEASC

School, Community and Students

Founded in 1989, BVS is a private, co-educational, bilingual Pre-K to 12th grade school which offers a challenging integrated curriculum of Costa Rican and International curricula. Student Nationalities: 68% are Costa Rican and 32% are international. While English is the language of instruction for the majority of the curriculum, Spanish is the social language and our students switch effortlessly between the two.

In 2018, Blue Valley joined INSPIRED, a leading global premium schools group educating over 80,000 students across an international network of over 100 schools on 5 continents. All the Inspired schools are individually developed and designed in response to their environment and location, delivering an excellent education to their respective communities.

Definition of Learning

Learning at BVS encourages curiosity. Students have opportunities to actively engage in learning through choice, hands-on activities and reflection. Learners demonstrate mastery by linking concepts and knowledge to real-world applications. Students take pride in becoming inquisitive, well-rounded, conscious citizens of the world.


Become the school of choice for parents who expect and appreciate an excellent bilingual, holistic education for their children.


To offer cutting-edge academic preparation and ensure that our students become individuals guided by a strong moral compass. A proper balance between the Humanities and the Sciences will support our academic goals, guided by the principle of "a sound mind in a sound body." Blue Valley School models and teaches students to become architects of their destiny, wise decision makers, prudent risk takers, and active participants in local and global communities, safeguarding individual and collective rights and responsibilities inherent to a free society.