School Profile

The School

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.

The Faculty

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.

High School

57

Middle School

59

Elementary

 69

Early Childhood

 46

High School

Seniors

Juniors

Sophomore

Freshmen

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.

English Fluency

  • ELL
  • Fluent in English

97% of the student body in Elementary, and MS/HS are fluent in English and the remaining 3% receive ELL services

Grading System

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.

               A             93-100
               B             85-92
               C             76-84
               D             70-75
               F              0-69

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

English

AP English Literature and Composition

AP English Language

Literature

English as a Second Language (ESL)

US History

World Cultures

Entrepreneurship

World Politics

Costa Rican Social Studies (CRSS)

Algebra I

Algebra II

Geometry

Math 12

Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus

Physics

Biology

Green Chemistry

Environmental Science

AP Chemistry

Basketball Team
Physical Education
Soccer Team
Volleyball Team

Drama

Chorus

Band

Art
Sculpture.

AP Spanish Literature and Culture
AP Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish as a Second Language (SSL)
Spanish H

Digital Photography

Photoshop
Publishing
Video Production
Yearbook

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

United States

Babson

Baldwin Wallace

Baylor University

Berklee College of Music

Berry College

Bethel

Biola

Boston University

Brandeis

Brigham Young University

Cal-Poly

Carleton

Dalhousie

Drexel University

Emory

Elon University

Fordham

Florida International University

Georgetown University

Lesley University

Loyola Chicago

Methodist

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

North Carolina-Chapel Hill

NYU

Purdue University

Randolph College

SCAD

SMU Cox School of Business

Southern Methodist University

Suffolk University

Texas Tech

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

Wheaton

Washington State University

Canada

Mc Gill
University of British Columbia
Vancouver Island

Chile

U. Catolica de Chile

Korea

Han Dong University
Seoul National University
KAISF.

Holland

University or Amsterdam

University of Holland

Scotland

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Brighton University.

Wales

Cardiff

Costa Rica

ITCR
UACA
UCR
UCIMED
U. Veritas
ULACIT
Universidad Latina

Italy

Unicusanu

Japan

Waseda