Costa Verde International School in Sayulita

Costa Verde International School

Costa Verde International School (CVIS) is an ecological, community-oriented, multicultural, and bilingual private school located in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico. CVIS provides an intellectually stimulating curriculum for preschool through 6th grade, as well as three grades of secondaria (7th-9th grades), with small class sizes and hands on instruction to inspire healthy, happy and well-adjusted life-long learners.

In an environment designed to develop the talents and skills particular to each individual, students analyze and solve problems relevant to the world around them. Our dedicated staff of teachers, personnel and parents work together to provide a joyful and nurturing atmosphere with a strong commitment to diversity, the surrounding culture, and the education of conserving the resources of the world.

Student Population

CVIS enrolls preschool and elementary aged students (preK to 6th) in small class sizes. Costa Verde students represent global diversity which bonds the inhabitants of our ethnically shared community. The children of Sayulita come from all over Mexico, United States, Canada, France, Germany, England, Argentina, Chile, and many other countries of the world.

CVIS Scholarship Program

The scholarship program is designed to provide increased access for local children who are in need of financial assistance, thereby creating a more diverse student population. Funding for this program is achieved 100% by the fundraising efforts of our staff, board of directors, and local community. To donate to this program please join us at one of the events, or donate online at



Acceptance to the school is based on applications, assessment evaluations and interviews.
Please email us at for more information on admissions and the school calendar. 

School Facilities

When you walk into the Costa Verde International School the first thing you will see are green trees and smiling children. We believe that a learning environment that is outside more than inside that is open instead of structured, is the best way to inspire learning. Using the resources close to the school the students walk to the beach or the jungle to study local ecosystems, become passionate about saving the environment, or just enjoy a new place to read.

CVIS campus is on one of the oldest properties in Sayulita. We have turned a cozy Mexican style home into a warm learning environment. In the classrooms that were added to the property, we have explored alternative building styles as an example for the community. All classes have garden boxes where they learn about companion planting, the growing cycle and celebrate healthy eating practices when it is time for a class garden salad!


Students at CVIS learn about sustainability and embrace responsibility. Language arts are learned within text, stories, and conversations about the necessity to protect the world’s ecosystems from development and the global crisis of a dependency on fossil fuels. Math is learned from measuring sprouts in the school garden, analyzing weather patterns, and counting the number of trees saved from reusing and recycling paper. Art, music, dance, physical education, and history are taught within the background context of the undeniable necessity to acknowledge our union with our environment. Incorporating the environment, children learn all the requirements of their grade level curriculum.
CVIS holds Mexican school accreditation with the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP). In addition to the standard grade level curriculum in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and health/physical education, CVIS teaching focuses on the following areas; ecology, languages, multiculturalism, technology, and creative arts.
For more information on the school, please visit our campus or our website:

Adult Education

CVIS has a language school as part of our Cultural Center that offers beginner to advanced, group and private lessons for adults and visiting families. Classes are held weekly, daily and by appointment. Please contact us at, or at 329 291 3355 for more information.



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