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 2017-2018 school year is 212 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
97% of the student body in Elementary, and MS/HS are fluent in English and the remaining 3% receive ELL services
GPA is based on a 4.0 points scale with the exception of Honor and AP 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 Literature and Composition
AP English Language
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Costa Rican Social Studies (CRSS)
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, Math and Science, 2 credits of Costa Rican Social Studies, and 4 credits of electives and PE. Students must earn a total of 26. In addition, the students must meet computer competency standards..
CLASSES OF 2014 - 2017 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
Berklee College of Music
Brigham Young University
Florida International University
North Carolina-Chapel Hill
SMU Cox School of Business
Southern Methodist University
The University of Arts in Philadelphia
The King’s College
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Kansas
University of Miami
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 Holland
University of Edinburgh