The School Year

Information about the school term calendar in Costa Rica, as well as details about school hours...

The school year is divided into two terms which run from February to July and from August to November/December. There is a two to three week holiday at the end of the first term and a longer holiday at the end of the second term.

Most international schools follow the North American school calendar with school starting at the end of August until June with a winter break of one month.

School Hours

The school day is divided into two sessions, with students attending either the morning or the afternoon session. Daily schedules vary depending on the type of institution, but generally start at 07:00 until 17:00.