escuelita finca mia
Practicing Kindness Daily
Embraced by the foothills of the Chirripo Mountain Reserve, Escuelita Finca Mia is an enchanting jungle-mountain school that began in 2015 upon the dreams and efforts of a few local families and the 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 teach by example, how to live with empathy, practice compassionate communication skills, be playful and healthy, and have a deep love for ourselves, for all beings, and for our mother earth.
Our school, currently in its fifth year, grew from the support and inspirations of the Finca Mia 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 receiving volunteer certified teachers teaching in an array of alternative philosophies, and we are presently grateful for the opportunity to hire Evelyn as our loving teacher to share with the children a passion to learn and explore their worlds based on Waldorf philosophies.
The current focus of our school is threefold; to continue supporting Evelyn in her Waldorf teacher training, to finish the process of obtaining the Costa Rica legal accreditation as an elementary school, and to open to the first grade in 2020 offering an opportunity for heart centered learning for the local children of the surrounding villages.