Costa Rica

The Instituto Dr Jaim Weizman was established more than 60 years ago and joined the ORT network in 2022 as an affiliate school.

Its mission is to provide academic excellence within a framework of Jewish values, aiming to prepare citizens of the world.

There are currently 225 students across all ages from pre-school to 17 years old – the final year of school education in Costa Rica.

The Instituto plays a key role in the Jewish community’s infrastructure in the capital city, San Jose, and is the only Jewish school in the country.
The school is constantly searching for the best tools to better prepare its teachers to educate children.
The students benefit from small class sizes – with between 10 and 25 children in each class and only one class per grade.

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community are eligible to attend the school and around 70 percent of Jewish children in the capital are students there. Around 2,000 families belong to the community.

The Instituto Dr Jaim Weizman has a great reputation for its strong academic performance and for preparing students for their future lives. The International Baccalaureate is offered and is highly-regarded for developing critical thinking skills and internationally-recognized competencies.

As part of the affiliation to World ORT, the school’s teachers and students will take part in international programs and knowledge-sharing exchanges.