The Cloud Forest School is a bilingual, progressive PreK–11th grade private school located in rural Monteverde, Costa Rica. Our educational and institutional philosophy is founded in sustainability and economic justice. Ninety-five percent (95%) of our 200 students are Costa Rican, 5% are international students (generally from the US and Canada), and more than 75% of  our local students receive deeply discounted tuition. Our staff of 38 is made up of half Costa Rican and half international professionals deeply dedicated to progressive, bi-lingual education.

The Cloud Forest School is proud to hire experienced, certified teachers from around the world. We begin to identify and post available positions in late January/early February, interview (via Skype and/or telephone) in March and April, and make hiring decisions in May. Our school year runs from mid-August to early June.

Please check back regularly as listings will continue to be updated through mid-February.

Available Teaching Positions for the 2017 – 2018 school year : 

Download general teaching description here.

Required Qualifications for All Teaching Positions:

  • Previous teaching experience (not exclusively TESOL, TEFL, TOEFL, etc.)

  • Native English Speaker with Basic Spanish Knowledge

  • Experienced in progressive education

  • Willing to make a multi-year commitment

  • A team player, willing to collaborate across grade levels and exercise positive discipline

  • Willing and eager to grow as a person and a professional

  • Positive and adventurous

Preferred Qualifications for All Positions:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

We invite you to Apply Now for a teaching position. Please note that we are having technical difficulties with attachments. Please send your attachments to opportunities@cloudforestschool.org and enter “NA” in the field within the application. Thank you!

Non-Teaching Positions for 2016-17 School Year

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