Saint Paul College

P.O. Box 09-4005
San Antonio de Belén
Post code:
Costa Rica
School Phone Number:
(506) 2438-0818
School Fax:
(506) 2438-2125
Contact Person 1:
Victoria Córdoba (Exchange Coordinator)
Contact Person 1 Email:
Contact Person 2:
Gabriela Castro
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Saint Paul College is a private institution that started in 1982. It has 1055 students: 258 in Pre-school (ages 2-6 years old), 480 in Elementary School and 317 in the High School. The staff has 200 members. The school year begins the second week of February and ends the last week of November. Mid – term vacation is held during the first three weeks of July. School hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m, except Mondays and Fridays (1:00 p.m.) in Preschool and Primary . The High School ends at 1:45 p.m. with the exception of Monday until 2:30 p.m. and Fridays until 1:00 p.m. Class periods are 35 minutes each. The school is Catholic and aims for Truth and Virtue. Community involvement is part of the regular curriculum since pre-school. Strong academic bilingual program, as well as computer education, sports and clubs (cultural and sports ones) are offered throughout all grades. The grade school and high school are located in two different facilities, yet very close to one another. Both of them have cafeterias, Science laboratories, computer labs with Internet, green areas, sports facilities, library, audiovisual aids, auditorium and gym.
Saint Paul was accepted by I.S.S.E. in 1992. The first exchange was held in 1993. We are involved with the Elementary School Program. Our students age range is 11-12 years old. They will be starting 6th grade by the time of the exchange. We prefer to visit in January and to host late May. We will send or host 6-10 students in each delegation and one adult who will always be a teacher. During May we can have sunny and hot mornings and sometimes rains in afternoons (maybe not always).We expect delegations to be involved with all grades in our school and to be willing to share their culture as well as learning from ours. We would appreciate a presentation for the entire School and individual classroom visits.

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