Welcome to our Community 

 Pura vida 

Founder's Welcome 

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Alys Robinson

Founder's Welcome 

On behalf of the Life Project Education team, we thank you for your interest and trust in holistic education! Thank you for believing in what we are doing. Thankyoufor honoring your child's unique and organic unfolding, life experience, adventure, and JOY! Thankyoufor your courage and commitment to sharing these precious gifts with your children. Thankyoufor trusting us to include them in our community.


As you begin your journey with holistic education, we are happy to serve as a resource to your entire family. We are committed to working closely with our families to support, empower, and cultivate a truly customized approach to mentoring your child.


Each family has unique needs, goals, curiosities, worries, and questions. We understand that enrolling your children in an alternative program is exciting, and maybe even scary! We wish to ensure that you feel full confidence and unwavering peace with your decision to make this leap!


Please do not hesitate to reach out. Should our program resonate with you, please feel free to fill out an application for enrollment. Our intimate learning model allows limited enrollment, so we recommend submitting an application as soon as your enrollment needs are confirmed so we can begin a conversation with you about possibilities.

Alys Robinson

Rebecca Loosli

Music and Maths


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Reece Peters

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Meet Our Educators

Bienvenidos a Ojochal!

The south Pacific region of Costa Rica is an absolutely ideal place to live or travel, connect, learn, and transform. The Pura Vida peace and simplicity, authenticity,  holistic lifestyles, and abundance of life, create an optimal backdrop for reconnection, education, and adventure.

Offering a breathtaking fusion of jungle biodiversity and pristine beaches, tropical sunshine and rain forest showers, along with family-friendly, adventure-filled communities, Ojochal is ideal for Worldschooling families, teachers,  and retreat guests.

A 3 hour 45 minutes drive from the San Jose airport, you will find the southern zone teeming with wildlife! Species spotted at school include titi monkeys, howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, toucan, scarlet macaw, paca, iguana, butterflies, geckos, owl, mot-mot, and even an occasional sloth!

ATV tours, kayaking, boat tours, horseback riding, are just some of the activities available in the area, but if you have enough time and an adventurous spirit tours to Isla del Caño and Corcovado are experiences you won’t want to miss.

As our community is committed to honoring all laws and ethics regarding wildlife, please remember to be mindful visitors, enjoy all animals from a distance.

Our Learning Space

Inspired by Reggio Emilia and Waldorf-Steiner instructional environments, our campus nurtures peace, comfort, and exploration. We honor the incredible importance that sound, physical space, and geography has on our energy. Our space includes child-inspired centers that both activate curiosity and movement, as well as promote tranquility and connection. ​


We are located on a 2-acre site in downtown Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Our main building features 6 beautifully decorated and thoughtful homerooms, as well as a Spanish room, science room, music room, art workshop, community kitchen, and a large 'Shala' space for practicing mindfulness, movement or yoga. Set in amongst the lush tropical grounds of the campus, is a swimming pool, woodwork shop, basketball/soccer pitch, farm, large greenhouse, outside fire circle, and jungle gym.


Every morning children and parents enjoy gratitude circles to set intention for the day before children continue to embark on their holistic learning journeys which is customised to their needs through our democratic learning opportunities.  On a daily basis children experience mindfulness workshops in our sacred Shala and enjoy healthy vegetarian lunches in the shade of our expansive rancho-style front terrace.

Our Partners

Our Team


Our teachers, educators, seasonal specialists and team members are diverse with both local and international backgrounds and countries. They comprise full-time staff as well as volunteers. All have relevant qualifications and thorough experience in their area of expertise and most importantly a love and passion for working with children.  

Image by Pieter De Malsche

Andrea studied in San Jose, as a Bilingual Preschool teacher and Preschool with Speech Therapy emphasis, completing degrees in both from the Universidad Hispanoamericana de Costa Rica. Since 2009 she has been working in education in Costa Rica in different Schools mostly at kindergarten and primary schools. Andrea also worked in private sessions  with early stimulation techniques for babies from 5 months to 1 year old and later with Costa Rica associations supporting teenagers who faced poverty and to help them from dropping out of school. During this time Andrea also taught English as a second language.   


In 2015 Andrea came to the south pacific coast to be more connected with nature, first for Costa Rica Dive and Surf in Dominical and later at the Centro Educativo Costa Ballena as a Spanish and Social Studies Teacher for first and second grade students and also as a Spanish as a second language teacher.


Andrea speaks three languages, Spanish, English and Portuguese. Her passions are  her  family ,nature and different cultures and learning new things every day.  “ My vision is to see the child not only as a student but as an integral being and part of our community, to be a guide in the process of learning, respecting each other's interests and beliefs.”  

LPE role: Spanish Educator

Contact Us

Tel: +506 8516-3313

Email: info@lifeprojecteducation.org


Casa de Papagayo

Ojochal, Costa Rica

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