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The Dr. Chaim Weizman Institute was founded in 1960, by the Centro Israelita Zionista de Costa Rica (CIS), and adopted the name of the first President of Israel.

Its first students were 8 First Grade students.
In 1972, the first Hebrew classes began to be taught, which was of great significance, since this would seal the continuity of the Jewish community in the country.
In 1975, the Institute moved to its current location, in Sabana Sur.

In 2009, it underwent a major reconstruction, which included the construction of new classrooms and large laboratories, to provide students with the necessary infrastructure conditions to receive lessons in an adequate manner.

At present, the Weizman Institute is attended by around 300 students, from Pre-kindergarten to Eleventh year of Secondary.
It is a trilingual school, where Spanish, English and Hebrew are taught.

Promoting academic excellence is a constant in this educational center, which is heading towards the goal of being an International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum school by 2021.

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