Marian Baker School (MBS) is a private international English-speaking school educating preschool through high school students. The school offers a United States and Costa Rican based curriculum to prepare students for college and university study in the United States, Costa Rica, as well as other countries. There are fourteen different nationalities represented among teachers and students. Staff vigorously supports parent expectations of the school: preparation for university, authentic learning experiences, small class size, open-ended critical thinking strategies, special needs and intervention services, and family-oriented school-wide events.
All MBS teachers possess college degrees and are certified in their field of work, and more than 45% hold a Master’s degree. Teachers participate in the selection of in-service topics to keep up-to-date with current developments in education, and also attend a variety of workshops and seminars both locally and internationally. There are five different nationalities represented by the staff: Costa Rican, Canadian, Dutch, Venezuelan, and USA.
THE STUDENT BODY
The total enrollment of Marian Baker School in the 2015-2016 school year is 231 students.
The students come from different countries including: Argentina, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Japan, México, Poland, Perú, South Korea, Spain, Swiss and USA.
- Fluent in English
- Fluent in English
3% of the student body in Elementary, and High School receive ELL services and the remaining 97% are fluent in English.
GPA is based on a 4.0 points scale with the exception of Honor classes which are weighted in the amount of 5.0 points. The GPA provided in the transcript is cumulative from 9th to 12th grade courses. Core subjects are annual or semester courses, the annual courses weight 1 credit, semester courses weight 0.5 credits. Electives and PE are quarter courses and weight 0.2 credits each.
Accreditation and Memberships
The Marian Baker School is fully accredited by the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education (MEP) and the Advanc-Ed (SACS-CASI.) MBS is also a member of the following professional organizations:
Asociación de Centros Educativos Privados (ACEP), Costa Rica
Association of American Schools in Central America (AASCA)
The National Honor Society
Association for Advanced of International Education
High School Curriculum
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
English as a Second Language (ESL)
English CP (College Prep)
English H (Honors)
AP Comparative Government
Costa Rican Social Studies (CRSS)
Latin American History
US History CP & H
US Government AP
World Culture CP & H
World History CP & H
Algebra and Trigonometry
AP Calculus AB
SAT Math Prep.
AP Physics I
Biology I, CP & H
Biology II, CP & H
Chemistry I, CP & H
Chemistry II, CP & H
Acting & Directing
Light & Sound
Costume & Set Design
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
AP Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish as a Second Language (SSL)
To graduate from the Marian Baker School a student must complete 4 credits each of English, Social Studies and Spanish; a total of 7 credits of Math and Science, 1 credit of Latin American History or Costa Rican Social Studies, and 6 credits of electives and PE. Students must earn a total of 26.4 In addition, the students must meet computer competency standards..
CLASSES OF 2013-14-15 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
Berkeley College of Music*
Brigham Young University*
Florida Internacional U*
SMU Cox School of Business^
The University of Arts in Philadelphia*
University of Kansas^*
University of Minnesota*
University of Texas, Austin
University of West Florida^
Washington State University
University of British Columbia*
U. Catolica de Chile*
Han Dong University*
Seoul National University^
University or Amsterdam*.
University of Edinburgh
^ Class 2014 Enrollments
* Class 2015 Enrollments