ABOUT Escuelita finca mia
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 is to nurture creative minds aligned with high personal, social, and environmental values, ready to serve the world for a better future.
*Building Chirripo's leadership capacity and expansion into the local and global community by training conventional educators in Waldorf pedagogy.
* Inspiring others to a new level of awareness and integration of different cultures, weaving together what is possible.
*Offering a high-quality alternative school to Costa Ricans and foreigners.
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.
The current focus of our school 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 provide education to those who usually cannot afford tuition within our community.
Our Roots Video
Teaching through the Waldorf Philosophy at Escuelita, we respect the natural rhythm of each child 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 creating a massive ripple effect of consciousness.
Learn more about Waldorf Philosophy and Escuelita’s Curriculum.