Costa Verde International School is a private progressive green school in Sayulita, Mexico. Our multicultural and multilingual approach to education is driven by holistic student-centered principles. We know learning happens when kids feel supported, nurtured, and engaged in authentic and challenging project-based activities.

Our academic program is taught one day in English and other in Spanish for Elementary grades meanwhile in Kindergarten it's taught by a bilingual teacher. Middle school courses may be taught in either Spanish or English depending on subject. Our ecologically inspired program meets both SEP and Common Core standards through language rich instructional strategies and intuitive curriculum such as Imagine Learning and Dreambox for Elementary School students. School Opens its doors at 8am for all grades runs thru until 3:00 p.m.

Costa Verde International school is not a language school, but rather an academic program taught in two languages. To effectively access content, students from 3rd through 9th grade are expected to be proficient in both languages. Student language level is assessed as part of the application process. For more information please make sure you read our Language Requirements section below.

Acceptance to the school is based on applications, evaluation of school records and teacher feedback, and interviews. See below the Enrollment Process Section.

The CVIS Scholarship Program is designed to provide access to local children who are in need of financial assistance, thereby creating a diverse economic population. There are several levels of scholarships ranging from 10% to full scholarship deduction of tuition. We are able to offer these scholarships only because of the generous donations from local humanitarians, foundations, and businesses.  It is important to know that our scholarship program is for local scholars and is not available for families from outside of Mexico.

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Located on a beautiful beach nestled at the foot of the Sierra Madres mountain range, Sayulita has surf, jungle and mountains to explore. Only a 45 minute drive north west of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita is maturing from a small fishing village to a progressive community with recycling programs, farmer's markets, animal shelters and good medical facilities. CVIS is committed to families that want to participate in an active community, live closer to the earth, enjoy the natural wonders of the ocean, and still provide a progressive education for their children.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
— Martin Luther King Jr.
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