Our 7th to 9th grade, Lower Secondary program is equivalent to middle school.  Aligned to the IB MYP program, it serves as preparation for the pre-diploma 10th grade and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in 11th and 12th grades.  In the Lower Secondary, students enroll in five core courses: Science, Math, Steam, English and Spanish Humanities (or alternatively for novice learner, the second-language acquisition – ESL or SSL versions of these courses).

The core program is complemented by a diverse set of minor community service, creative arts and movement courses that currently include CAS (Creativity, Activity,  Service projects) and CREW advisory, as well as art, music and physical education. 

Our unique field based field trip and EXPEDITIONS program goes full scale in Lower Secondary, providing opportunities for students to learn from Costa Ricas´ incredible geographic, geological, biological and ecological diversity, and its rich historical and cultural heritage. 

Our Secondary programs are fully accredited by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education.  

Del Mar Academy School is a Candidate School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education Del Mar Academy School believes is important for our students.