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  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 : 

High School English (ELA) Teacher

Middle School English (ELA) Teacher

Middle School/High School Art Teacher

3rd/4th Grade Elementary Teacher

Kindergarten (Prepa) Co-Teacher

Environmental Education Coordinator

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 2017-2018 School Year

Bilingual Counselor

Resources for Applicants:


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