We are thrilled to announce that San Juan del Sur Day School has officially begun the process for international school accreditation with Cognia.  We are currently considered to be in the applicant stage, preparing for our first readiness evaluation.  “Based on a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence-based criteria, the accreditation process examines the whole institution–its policies, programs, practices, learning conditions, and cultural context–to determine how well the parts work together to carry out the institution’s vision and meet the needs of every learner. Accreditation isn’t about passing a one-time inspection. Rather, accreditation recognizes education providers that demonstrate and sustain their commitments to continuous improvement and better learner outcomes.”


San Juan del Sur Day School officially earned its status as an accredited Nicaraguan school via MINED (Nicaragua’s Ministry of Education) in 2016. Though a lengthy process, it was also a wonderfully comprehensive step toward  international accreditation which the Day School intends to pursue for the 2020/2021 school year.  It also encouraged our teachers and staff to review and further develop our curriculum, incorporating even more aspects of Nicaraguan history and culture into daily lessons.   As a recognized school within the Nicaraguan education system, San Juan del Sur Day School participates in the annual Independence Day Parade each September 14.  It is an honor to participate and a wonderful way to pay homage to the country we all call home.