Welcome to our Community
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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.
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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 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.