Ms. Sandra Lombana is a devoted elementary school teacher. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Universidad Internacional de las Américas in Costa Rica with a bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching and has had extensive experience teaching children in bilingual international schools in Costa Rica from first to sixth grade. She has taught core subjects like Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, History and Literature, as well as ESL. She has also tutored children of different age, academic and cultural levels. Now, she`s excited to be part of a visionary project such as Ideal School.
Ms. Lombana loves it when her kids are engaged through research and project-based learning. She makes use of different technological tools to make lessons more interactive. Having worked in Montessori schools, she also likes to incorporate principles such as observation, respect, encouragement, freedom to explore, concentration, and a sense of accomplishment for work well done in class.
Other than teaching, Ms. Lombana enjoys nature and being in the outdoors. She`s fond of traveling in and out of Costa Rica as she believes meeting people and getting to know places make you a happy person. Most importantly, she`s in love with her family and her lovely two-year-old.
Unlike traditional schools, Ideal School can focus on academics ALL day because there does not exist the constant misbehavior of a typical classroom. Because we take advantage of the extra time for instruction, every Friday is dedicated to parents conferencing with the teacher, teachers conducting individual, one-on-one assessments with the students, and students practicing the concepts and material learned from Monday-Thursday with one or all three of their table partners. Finally, to add more practice, Ideal School is a year-round school. After every five weeks of instruction and class time, the students get one week off to explore the world around them with their families. You can’t ask for a better schedule for students, teachers, and families!
We believe that a loving home is the ULTIMATE learning environment for students. It is safe, secure, comfortable, and most importantly, filled with supportive, loving family members (your team members).
We have the experience, education, passion, technology, and persistent drive to provide your child the absolute best education. Your child’s needs are our business! No question or concern is too small for us. And no problem is too big for us to solve. Come see why we are the ideal school of the future!