Applying at Life Project
Join our Holistic Education Tribe!
Enrollment processes and calendars have changed in response to government regulations regarding school closures and requirements for venues that are permitted to continue operation. As a result our offerings will be made on a bi-monthly basis.
Enrolling Your Child
To begin the enrollment process simply read our handbook and discuss as a family if our vision and philosophy is right for you. If 'yes', indicate the preferred program option (Local 10-month program / Seasonal 8 weeks or more / International short stay and dates in the Application Form.
Learn About Us!
Read our resources to find out more about who we are and what we offer.
Aside from the website, the Family Handbook 2020 is a good place to have a thorough understanding of Life Project Education agreements and policies. This will help you decide if we are the right learning environment for your child and your family.
What We Need From You
Please complete an online application form to share some preliminary information about your family, your expectations and your questions.
We will get in touch with you via email or phone after that. Then, if there's availability on both sides for the same dates, we'll commence the
3-step formal enrollment process for your child(ren).
You may complete the application form here.
Intake Session & Family Meeting
Compulsory for enrollments of 2 months or longer...
If you would like to enroll your child(ren) after completing a tour of our campus, then they will be invited for a drop in day and intake session to observe whether Life Project Education is an environment where they can thrive. They will spend a full day of flow experiencing morning and closing circles, democratic learning, mindful mealtimes as well as the different workshops. Lead mentors will assess academic and social skills and provide feedback.
The family will then meet with the Life Project director and/or administrator to share philosophies on education, home life, world views etc, so that there is a better understanding of where there is alignment and how to create a relationship that will be supportive of the child's learning and development.
Acceptance of the child into Life Project Education will be confirmed in writing within one week of the Intake Session and Family Meeting.
Cost: USD $180 per family. This encompasses a one drop in day for 1 child with snack and lunch included.
Compulsory for enrollment of 3 months or more...
(Completed in 30-45 days!)
We believe that the additional support and attention offered through the Integration Program will enable a smoother integration where the child(ren) can adapt and thrive more quickly within their new environment.
Components of the Integration Program include:
Observations by and feedback from mentors gathered
Three fully customized family check-ins (approx. 1 hour each) with the Life Project Education Director, Alys Robinson
Holistic education learning plan together with an appraisal of goals and progress with the Director and/ or lead teacher
Access to holistic homeschooling materials
Cost: USD $ 350* per child
*Discount of 50% provided for second child onwards, as check-ins or meetings will happen concurrently, though will be extended, eg to 90 minutes or more.
For International families, ie, where enrollment is less than two months and arrival dates in Costa Rica may mean there is no opportunity for drop in days prior to the confirmation of enrolment, consideration of the child's suitability and agreement on learning and other expectations will be completed remotely.
After enrolment is 'accepted' in writing, the enrollment process will be finalized and considered complete by:
confirming a calendar of enrolment dates
completing forms to acknowledge Life Project education policies
receipt of the first payment or deposit.