Highlights of a Futuro Verde Education
Bilingual Language Program
For the primary and middle school years, our 50-50 Spanish/English dual immersion program provides opportunities for students to learn language through content.
Our program at the diploma years offers students the opportunity to spend 60% of their day in Spanish and 40% in English.
Another language component is our French program, which provides classes for all students from pre-school through 9th grade, furthering linguistic development in our youth.
Futuro Verde is fortunate to have a teacher in charge of environmental project organization and weekly classes connected to environmental education. In their environmental education classes students learn to respect and care for the environment and they participate in community and school based projects. Furthermore, each classroom teacher assures integration of environmental themes into their specific subject area.
Our assessment system is centered as much on the process as the product. Teachers assure a variety of opportunities for students to show their learning during each unit. The inclusion of projects, rubrics on a 4-point scale, anecdotal observations and portfolios, among others, is combined with a few written exams to determine each student’s final grade.
Sports and the Arts
Creative experiences, physical activity, service and volunteering form central pillars in our school. With art classes, music, physical education and swimming, and technology during students’ weekly schedule, we assure the development of a well-rounded child.
Community and Social Responsibility
The Community and Social Responsibility Program at FV supports our mission by providing students the opportunity to learn about their communities, serve others in those communities, and learn from those experiences. It is our hope that students at all levels of the school learn that serving others fosters their own individual growth and civic responsibility.
Our service programs reinforce FV’s commitment to community and interdependence. We value our role as a member of the community of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula and seek to enhance the lives of others through our collective initiative, programs, and resources.
Futuro Verde is excited to have been accepted and recognized as a candidate school* (as of March 1, 2016) for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy- a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Centro Educativo Futuro Verde believes is important for our students.
“An IB education is unique because of its rigorous academic and personal standards. IB programmes challenge students to excel not only in their studies but also in their personal growth. The IB aims to inspire a lifelong quest for learning hallmarked by enthusiasm and empathy.” What is an IB education? (2015)
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org and http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/digital-tookit/brochures/what-is-an-ib-education-en.pdf