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Costa Verde International School (CVIS) is an ecological, community-oriented, multicultural and bilingual private school located in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico. Incorporating the natural beauty and dynamic culture of the local area, CVIS provides an intellectually stimulating curriculum for preschool through 6th grade, as well as three grades of secondario = SECUNDARIA (7th-9th grades), with small class sizes and hands-on instruction to inspire healthy, happy, and well-adjusted life-long learners.

In an environment designed to develop the talents and skills particular to each individual, Costa Verde students analyze and solve problems relevant to the world around them. Our dedicated staff of teachers, personnel and parents work together to provide a joyful and nurturing atmosphere with a strong comittment to diversity, the surrounding culture, and the education of conserving the natural resources of the world.

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CVIS is only one part of a larger project to bring the world to Sayulita and provide a location to share knowledge and ideas about living sustainably, understanding customs and cultures from around the world, and educating community members about the need to protect our environment. The school is a resource to disseminate information to families and the community about the challenges of development that are not unique to Sayulita as it grows into a desirable travel destination.

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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.