Journey School of Costa Rica

Our Team

Jim Niven

9th – 12th Grade English Teacher / Team Leader

I am originally from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but have lived all over the United States. I currently live in Guanacate, CR, with my family and our menagerie of animals. I am a fluent English speaker, and I am slowly becoming a proficient Spanish speaker. I have been teaching high school-aged students, working in Children’s Museums, or creating learning environments since 1998, and I love what I do. I currently teach the Pathways students (grades 9-12) World Literature, The Darker Side of Fiction, Fantasy & Sci-fi vs. Reality, World History: Modern, Comparative Government and Politics, and Human Geography. My hobbies include all types of music, all types of board sports, reading fiction and non-fiction, and studying history.

US accredited, Journey School of Costa Rica’s central tenants continue to be kindness, empathy, compassion and academic excellence. We work closely with Cognia, PBL Works, REGGIO Children and Conscious Discipline.