Our academic program spans from the primary level where it is founded in Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the 11th and 12th grades.  The whole program is unified throughout by a student-centered, Constructivist approach; an innovative bilingual program in English and Spanish, and a strong environmental education program with access to the tremendous natural resources surrounding us on campus and beyond.

All of this shapes our unique identity in the Costa Rican and international independent school world.  We believe that our well-rounded, integrated approach provides a liberating and extraordinary foundation for children as they prepare for successive grades, higher education, and life. Each program at DMA, includes students from 3 year olds through grade 12th high school, builds upon the preceding program and lays the groundwork for the next. By graduation from 12th grade, students at DMA have experienced the numerous advantages of a comprehensive and sequential education of the highest quality. DMA is accredited by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.  We plan to pursue additional accreditations in the future.