Florestral community welcomes families with open arms. Community life on a beautiful farm, surrounded by nature, forests to explore, rivers to swim in, and space to grow and flourish is truly a wonderful environment in which to raise children. A concern that many families have is about education for children while living in a more isolated place such as Florestral. There are several options for primary and secondary education in the area surrounding the community. Only a few minutes away is the small public primary school, which accepts all children grades 1-7 and is free aside from a small donation each month for food. There is another public primary school a little further away, and a public Highschool in the nearby town of Platanillo. All public schools operate entirely in Spanish. Slightly farther (about an hour's drive from Florestral), there is a small town which has a large population of expats, and contains three bilingual private schools, two of which are from grade k-12. There are currently three children living in Florestral, all of whom attend Escuela Verde, one of these private schools. In a wide radius around Florestral, there are various opportunities for socialization and extracurricular activities - from musical theatre classes near Escuela Verde to Ballet classes half an hour away to weekly arts and crafts classes for younger children only twenty minutes away and martial arts classes in the nearest town.
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