School Founder / Principal

Tierramor is seeking an education pioneer to lead the progression of our school!

Tierramor is seeking an education pioneer to lead the progression of our school! This passionate and dedicated individual will adapt existing curriculum or develop their own in alignment with Tierramor’s pillars, centered on fostering connections with Self, others, and nature. 

If you are a gifted leader and inspiring teacher, who dreams of creating a non-traditional school in Costa Rica and have a deep commitment to creating that more beautiful world you know is possible, this may be the opportunity for you.

Responsibilities include (and are not limited to):

Visioning and Designing:

  • Create a comprehensive and innovative vision for a K-12 school, aligned with the community’s values and needs by leveraging a framework like Waldorf, or similar, to build the culture of the future.

Creating a Transformational Curriculum:

  • Design a groundbreaking curriculum that fosters personal growth, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Encourage students to explore, question, and engage with the world in meaningful ways.

Staff Leadership:

  • Hire, train, and lead a team of dedicated educators. Encourage a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

Administrative Oversight:

  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations, including budgeting, scheduling, and regulatory compliance, always prioritizing the unique cultural ethos of the school.

Community Engagement:

  • Build deep connections with families and the community, ensuring alignment with local values, and nurturing a shared vision of transformation.

Embodying Transformation:

  • Act as a living example of the values and practices taught, engaging in ongoing self-improvement, and inspiring a culture of positive change within the school.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education or related field.
  • Experience in educational leadership, curriculum development, and community engagement.
  • Deep commitment to innovative education, mindfulness, and community values.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

What We Offer

  • A unique opportunity to shape the culture in Tierramor and educational landscape in Nosara.
  • A supportive and transformational working environment.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and any relevant supporting documents to

Please title your email “Application: Tierramor School Founder [your name]”


  • Is it possible to visit Tierramor or stay short term?

    Yes! Our Events Calendar is up to date with upcoming retreats, events & workshops.

    We will have additional lodging options available in the future. Tierramor will also be hosting approximately four Open Days a year. Please sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with this.

  • How many people live in the community and how can I join?

    Tierramor is able to comfortably accommodate 30+ people. We anticipate between 10 and 30 people living in the community at any given time. At the moment, 10 people living on site are dedicating the majority of their energy to working on developing the project.

    You can join our community as part of the Community Immersion or please check out our latest work opportunities under the Co-Create section.

  • What types of activities are on offer?

    As a retreat center and a burgeoning community, Tierramor offers a variety of week-long retreats, day events and workshops throughout the year. As part of the Community Immersion, all community members will have free access to daily yoga, meditation, dance, and other embodiments practices and can offer to facilitate and share their own practice with the community.

    Sign up to our Newsletter to receive updates on upcoming Community Immersion dates!

  • What is the food like?

    Most of the food is vegetarian, and vegans can be accommodated. We aim to have as much local and organic food as possible.

  • What is the internet like?

    All communal areas have internet. Tierramor has also built a dedicated lounge-like co-working space on the land, which is accessible to all community members. The internet is excellent and we hope to install high speed internet soon as well.

  • What is your children policy?

    Right now we are open to adults only. Children are welcome to attend specific day events only. As Tierramor continues to grow and evolve, this may change.

  • Can I bring my car and what are the roads like?

    If you are renting or bringing your own car, make sure you are driving a four-wheel drive (4x4). The majority of roads are unpaved, dirt roads and require a specialized car. You will be able to safely park your vehicle in the designated parking areas at Tierramor.

  • How do I get to Tierramor?

    You can drive, or take a taxi service from Nosara.

    1. Type into GPS the following address: Mini Super Y Licores Río Montaña, located in the mango grove area between Nosara and Ostional.

    2. Once there, turn into the road towards the mountains which is next to the Mini super Y licores.

    3. Head straight for about 0.5 km until you reach a T junction. There will be a river on your right and a road on your left. Go left and follow the road for another mile.

    4. You will pass through a teak forest, go over a small bridge and a 2.5 mile dirt road up the hill will take you to Tierramor.

    5. You will see signs along the way and a member of our team will meet you up top to help with parking.

  • How far out of town is Tierramor?

    We are located outside of Nosara in the Rio Montana area.

    The easiest way to get into town is by car (4x4 necessary) which takes around ~25 minutes in the dry season. The roads can be really bad in the wet season, which makes this a longer and more challenging trip.

  • How far is the beach from Tierramor?

    We are ~25 minutes away from the beach by car (4x4 necessary). There are sometimes shared rides available. The roads can be really bad in the wet season, which makes this a longer and more challenging trip.

  • Which are the best months to come?

    The Dry Season, which extends from November to April, coincides with the peak tourist season. During these months, camping and casita accommodations are at their prime, and it is generally the most enjoyable time to stay at Tierramor. Please note March and April are the hottest months in the Guanacaste region.

    The Green Season is exceptionally stunning but can present more challenges, including occasional power and internet outages, heavy rainfall, and difficult road conditions, primarily in the months of August through October. 

    The weather is greatly influenced by the annual climate patterns.

  • Is it possible to buy land or a house?

    These opportunities are coming soon! Please sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with this.