The school says in a statement Sarah Acton died of natural causes in Costa Rica.
The school's statement says Acton was with Tapestry for more than five years. Tapestry says a school official is on his way to Costa Rica to bring the students home. Several were on the trip.
Tapestry says a celebration of Acton's life will be held following the school's spring break in April.
;As we all try to cope with this devastating loss, we should remember that students and staff will react in different ways to the death of one of our community members. We all understand that there will be a variety of emotions and responses to what has occurred. It is important that we are supportive and encourage an open expression of feelings. At Tapestry, we have implemented a plan for responding to this tragic event focused on helping our students and their families cope and get back to regular learning and every day activities as soon as possible. This plan has evolved from the vast experience of Tapestry’s school leaders and counselors along with the advice of mental health professionals from the community.
There will be Tapestry personnel available to students who need special attention and support. There is also help available from the community. We will try to maintain as normal a routine and structure as possible for our students and we encourage our parents and guardians to do the same. If parents or guardians feel that their child or family needs additional assistance, we have communicated to them to please contact us, and we will do everything we can to help.
As more information becomes available, we will share it appropriately across our community," says the statement. "News of the family’s memorial plans will be made available as soon as we have them."