Admission Requirements

List of Requirements

The following information must be completed and submitted to the Admissions Coordinator for any applicant to be considered for admission, by the Marian Baker School Admissions Committee.

  • MBS Application Form
  • Passport-sized picture of applicant
  • Applicant’s birth certificate or passport
  • Passport or ID of both parents, which must include mother’s maiden name (if applicable, also include, Passport or ID of guardian)
  • Progress Reports and Grades from the past three years as a minimum.
  • Any evaluations given by a specialist that has provided long term therapy to the child

PARENTAL DOCUMENTATION

  • Passport or ID of both parents, which must include mother’s maiden name.
  • If applicable, also include, Passport or ID of guardian.

CHILD DOCUMENTATION (a copy of):

  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Immunization record
  • Growth chart (K3 only)
  • Hearing test
  • Vision test
  • Dental exam (K3 only)
  • Passport-sized picture

FORMAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Applicants who pass the admissions testing will be notified and must present the following documentation in order to continue the admissions process.

  • Letter of recommendation for the child from last attending educational institution that includes information about conduct
  • Letter of good financial standing certifying that the family has no outstanding debt (from last attending educational institution)
  • Letter from Bank certifying good financial standing

FINAL DOCUMENTATION

Upon notification of admissions decision applicants must present the following documentation in order to complete the admissions process.

Age Requirements

Early childhood age limits are strictly reinforced in Costa Rica. Below are the minimum age requirements for each level. Note that students are placed in middle and high school according to which level the student has already completed.

 Level   Minimum Age as of August 1st
 K3  3 years 3 months
 K4  4 years 3 months
 Preparatory  5 years 3 months
 1st Grade  6 years 3 months
 2nd Grade  7 years 3 months
 3rd Grade  8 years 3 months
 4th Grade  9 years 3 months
 5th Grade  10 years 3 months