Who we are
More than 38 years of excellence… In 1984 Saint Gregory School opened its doors with children at the preschool level. In 1986 it widened its services to include elementary school and in 1995 high school. In 1993 the first stage of construction at our current campus began on the main street to Tres Ríos in San Juan de La Unión. Ever since February 14, 1994 Saint Gregory has been offering its educational services at this property, and the campus continues to grow and develop year after year.
Saint Gregory was recognized and authorized by the “Consejo Superior de Educación Pública de Costa Rica” (Costa Rica’s Superior Education Council), in the Session 41-86 held on July 10th, 1986. In 1987, it became a member of the Association of Private Education Institutions (A.C.E.P). It is also a member of the Network of Schools Associated with UNESCO since February 1994, and of the International Educators for Peace since August 1995.
Saint Gregory School offers a multilingual education. Our students study Spanish, English and French. Spanish is the native language, and English as the primary foreign language. Students use English daily in their classes and graduate bilingual those students who joined our school from their early years. French is offered as complementary language.
Students and staff interact with technology and robotics, always aiming to provide our students with the skills they need to face a globalized world where they will compete with other professionals from around the world. We use engaging methodologies to foster learning, allowing students to work with iPads in the classroom daily from first grade onward.
In December 1999, our first generation of graduates completed their education. To this day, all our subsequent generations have obtained a 100% graduation rate in the national Baccalaureate exams.
In October 2018, the Institution was accredited by the IB Organization as a World School, transforming our methodology and teaching to these international standards. The first generation to graduate with an International Baccalaureate will be in 2021.
In July 2020, the Nursery program began working, receiving children from nine months of age and up. The Online Learning program was also created during this month, an entirely virtual High School with the Saint Gregory seal of excellence.
On April 2021 we started the process to become an international school through the COGNIA accreditation system; an international institution focused on improving opportunities for students. This accreditation will allow us to issue school certifications with international validity.