Blue Valley School Costa Rica , Opportunities

Blue Valley is a private, bilingual, international school that offers a rigorous American curriculum, yet is rooted in local culture and includes a strong Spanish program.

Blue Valley School welcomes applications from qualified teachers and staff twice a year due our yearly programs; one adapted to the Costa Rican schedule and another one adapted to the North American schedule. New teachers are invited to start either in mid-January or in mid-July.

Salaries are excellent by Costa Rican standards but only adequate compared to international standards. They are based on qualifications and years of experience in formal teaching, with extra credit given to English as the native language and instruction in formal English. Spanish as a native language is an official requisite for teaching the language and Costa Rican social studies. Being bilingual is not a requisite but it certainly helps when meetings and staff development workshops are held in either language. We try to hold them in both languages.

Most of our teachers hold a Master’s Degree but we also welcome recent graduates with a BA or BSc. For preschool, we require teachers to have Montessori training. For elementary: preparatory (kindergarten age children working on traditionally first grade cognitive objectives) through fifth grade, we prefer a degree in education. Candidates are asked to write their philosophy on how and why they prioritize academic knowledge, discipline, and rapport in their classroom. Experience in the classroom is rewarded. For secondary (middle school is sixth to eighth and high school is ninth to twelfth) a major in the subject to be taught is well regarded, but we also accept majors in associated subjects.

If you feel you have the qualities to join our exceptional team, please send your resume and a cover letter to maria.herrera@bluevalley.ed.cr

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