English schools in Latin America
The American School of AsunciĆ³n, a bilingual learning community of Paraguayan and international families, offers an early childhood through college-preparatory program. ASA adheres to the highest standards of educational excellence from the United States and Paraguay while fostering a student-centered and caring environment.
The American School of Asuncion, founded in 1955, is a highly selective co-educational day school, which offers an instructional program from prekindergarten through grade 12. The school is a bilingual, multi-cultural educational institution which incorporates U.S. and Paraguayan culture, language, pedagogy, and values in an educational program for United States, international, and Paraguayan students alike.
The curriculum is a literacy-based curriculum, based on U.S. and the state of Virginia standards. High School courses at the American School of Asuncion are at the college preparatory level. Students must complete 32 units to fulfill graduation requirements to earn both an American diploma and a Paraguayan diploma.
The school is accredited in the United States by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and recognized in Paraguay by the Ministry of Education and Culture. ASA is also a member of the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA) and recognized by the U.S. Office of Overseas Schools (A.O.S.).
Currently, there are 169 students enrolled from grade 9 through grade 12: 41 seniors, 42 juniors, 42 sophomores and 44 freshmen. During the 2003-2004 academic year, the senior class was composed of approximately 5% United States citizens, 83% Paraguayan, and 12% third country nationals, representing six countries.