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ABOUT Escuelita finca mia

Welcome to
escuelita finca mia
Practicing Kindness Daily

Embraced by the foothills of the Chirripo Mountain Reserve, Escuelita Finca Mia is an enchanting mountain school that began in 2015 upon the dreams and efforts of a few local families and community wanting to make a difference in the lives of the children. 

At Escuelita Finca Mia, all children are valued as unique and growing members of our vibrant community. Curiosity, creativity and play is central to our passions and we emphasize cooperation and caring in every part of the day.  Let’s develop a lifelong love of learning and compassion in every child!

Our Mission

Our mission is to nurture and align children to embody high personal, environmental, and social values, ensuring that each child emerges as a valuable member of humanity.

Our Vision

*Build and expand Chirripo's leadership capacity and educators in the Waldorf pedagogy.


* Inspire a new level of awareness and integration, weaving together what is possible.

*Offer high-quality alternative education for all, integrating local Costa Ricans and foreigners.

our story 

Our school, currently in its 9th year, grew from the support and inspiration of the Finca Mia retreat center family and the desires and labors of a group of mothers from the community.

In the beginning, three of the school's founding moms took turns giving classes to the children.  Soon, the school evolved to receive volunteer-certified teachers teaching in various alternative philosophies. We are grateful for the opportunity to employ two local Costa Rican women as our loving teachers to share their passion for learning and exploration based on Waldorf philosophies with children ages 3-8. 


Our school's current focus is threefold: to continue supporting local educators in Waldorf teacher training, to finish the process of obtaining the Costa Rican government accreditation as an elementary school, and to be able to provide scholarships to our local Costa Rican children and education to those who usually cannot afford tuition within our community. 

Meet our founders.

Learn more about our Chirripo community.

Our Roots Video
Waldorf Philosophy

Teaching through the Waldorf Philosophy at Escuelita, we respect each child's natural rhythm by focusing their education on human values and academics. This approach can mold the whole person rather than just the mind. We are teaching a connection for deeper engagement, creating heart-centered human beings, innovative thinkers, and change-makers, a generation of leaders who will create a massive ripple effect of consciousness. 


Learn more about Waldorf Philosophy and Escuelita’s Curriculum.

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