Here are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Sula:


What is the Casa Sula teaching methodology?

Casa Sula is inspired by the experience of the prepare environments from the Experimental Center Pestalozzi in Ecuador, didactic resources from Maria Montessori, the research of Jean Piaget and many scientific and neuroscience studies.

Casa Sula was co-created by Grupo Orion, educators who have more than 30 years of experience in this revolutionary paradigm, in conjunction with several parents from the LaEcovilla community.


What is the tuition price?

Tuition is $480 a month for one child and $900 for two children (paid all 12 months of the year). Matriculation fee is $200 and the materials fee is $250 a year. Tuition and matriculation fees are prorated for children attending for times shorter than a calendar year. Tuition includes a healthy lunch and mid-morning snack. Tuition does not include mandatory insurance or the fee for the bus to/from LaEcovilla.

Go to Casa Sula’s Tuition & Fees page for more information.


What is the school schedule?

School begins at 8 am and ends at 2 pm each Monday through Friday. Students must attend all 5 days of the week (Casa Sula does not offer reduced schedules).

You may view the School’s Calendar here.

Where is Casa Sula?

Case Sula is located just outside of San Mateo, Costa Rica, in the Alajuela province.


What is the age range for children attending Casa Sula?

Children from 3 to 18 years old can attend Casa Sula. However we only admit children between the ages of 3 to 10 years old. We have two prepared environments Seed One is for children ages 3-6 and the Seed Two is for children 7-18.


Is housing available for families?

There are various rental properties (in addition to homes for sale) in LaEcovilla and in the neighboring community. Please contact us for more information.


Can our family visit Casa Sula?

Adults are welcome to visit Casa Sula. Please contact us to schedule a time for a tour.


Are you looking for new teachers?

We are not hiring new teachers at this time. Please visit this website frequently or check out our Facebook page to learn when we are hiring new teachers.


Does Grupo Orion offer any learning opportunities for the general public?

Yes, they do! We want more people to learn about our methodology. Please see our calendar page to learn about upcoming training programs, workshops, and seminars for families and children.

Additionally, there is housing for one family to live at Casa Sula for a deep immersion into the learning methodology. One parent will need to be with their child at all times while they are in the classrooms at Casa Sula, which offers the entire family a rich and expansive learning experience. Please contact us for more information.


Here is a video testimonial video by a Casa Sula Dad:

And another about Casa Sula by Group Orion: