Why PAS?

  • Accredited as an IB World School by the International Baccalaureate Organization, since 2015.
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on International Education (NEASC-CIE) in the United States since 2006.
  • Only school in Costa Rica to offer the IB Continuum Programme: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).
  • PAS nurtures the whole child and empowers students to have agency over their learning from age 18 months to graduation.
  • Students graduate with three diplomas: IB Diploma Programme, US High School Diploma and the Costa Rica Ministry of Education National Diploma.
  • The widest range of DP courses in Costa Rica.
  • Personalized and focalized attention for each student's needs.
  • Educational philosophy that gives each student ownership of their educational process and progress.
  • Culture of care for each and every individual.
  • Individualized Sports & Fitness Program according to student goals.
  • Extensive and highly specialized student support team of psychologists and pedagogues.
  • Diverse arts, design and fitness programs with international participation.
  • A unique focus on service and global sustainability.

We prepare students to respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, who are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.