"If we are to achieve real peace in the World, we shall have to begin with the children." - Ghandi


Niños del Sol is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) not for profit charity that administers and provides fiscal sponsorship to (but not limited to) a unique environmentally focused elementary school, Costa Verde International School, in Sayulita, Mexico.

Costa Verde International School was created as a way for the community to take action on two pressing local concerns: the encroaching threat of over-development, and the lack of educational and community resources in the region that equip children and adults to become active problem-solvers, pursue fulfilling careers and lead positive community change.

Niños del Sol also attracts partners from all over the world who want to support a change in educational practices as well as environmental consciousness. Environmentalists and advocates in the "green school" movement world-wide are contributing to and learning from Costa Verde`s multi-generational approach to building an environmentally sustainable community while fostering economic equity and social integrity.


Niños del Sol is proud to partner with the following programs and individuals:

Waves For Water
Kate Coppola Foundation
WWW Foundation

Our Board of Directors

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In Addition to CVIS Ninos del Sol also supports:

Sayulita Jr. SUP Team
Liga De Pee Wee Surfing
El Centro/Surf It Out Camp


Colegio Costa Verde International School

The mission of the Costa Verde International School is to provide children and adults in Sayulita and the surrounding area with high quality progressive education and to advance ecological responsibility in Mexico. One of the steps to achieve this goal was to set up the Niños del Sol charity for accepting donations for educational scholarships for local children. The scholarship program is designed to provide access for local children to the Costa Verde resources and thereby creating a diverse economic population at the school. We are proud that Niños de Sol and other donors have provided support for more than 30% of our school population since the opening of the school.