Registration and Fees

Escuela Adelante’s school year follows the Nicaraguan calendar, with small variations including a longer July break to allow for summer travel particularly for our North American and European faculty and families. Enrollment begins in October of the preceding year, but Escuela Adelante does accept rolling admissions. In order to complete registration, parents should bring identification for both parents, birth certificate for the student, and any materials required from the previous school. Registration is confirmed upon payment of a registration fee equal to one months’ tuition, as well as the first month’s tuition.

Tuition is determined based on family economic circumstance and is based on a 12 month calendar. In order to facilitate our model of providing high quality in an accessible, diverse environment, we ask each family to stretch themselves to meet the highest tuition tier possible. Limited scholarships are available; please request a scholarship application.

Tiered Tuition Model for Preschool and Primary

At its core, Escuela Adelante believes that a diverse student body makes a better educational environment for all students and staff. We believe that each student brings unique gifts that can be shared with other students. Those gifts might be language ability, cultural background, a skill that can be contributed or taught, financial resources, or something else. We implemented a tiered tuition model to facilitate predictable, programmatic sharing of financial resources among students. Especially in San Juan del Sur, where there is such a range of economic circumstances across our community, we wanted to demonstrate that different levels of tuition represent equal financial sacrifice for different families. Thus, instead of offering “tuition breaks”, we carefully identified tiers of tuition that we hope align with our community’s needs and ability to pay. We engage in a rigorous process to assign each student to a tuition tier, which can include a 1:1 interview with a student’s family.


We believe that through this model, we can build a student body that is dynamic, diverse, and fully enabled to learn – with every family making an equal effort to contribute to the education of their own children, and their children’s classmates.


If you have questions about our tiered tuition model, we invite you to contact us via email, Facebook or drop by our school.

2020 Tuition Rates:

Option Preescolar Primaria
1 $75/mes $80/mes
2 $95/mes $110/mes
3 $125/mes $150/mes

*Sibling Discount: 10% discount for siblings after first student in family

**Registration Fee: Amount equal to 1 months’ tuition