The American School of Asunción
is an international school
founded in 1955. It is a private non-profit day school, which offers an instructional program from pre-kindergarten
through grade 12. The school is a bilingual, multi-cultural educational institution which incorporates U.S. and Paraguayan culture, history, language, pedagogy
, and values in an educational program for United States, international, and Paraguayan students alike.
ASA offers a rigorous college-preparatory program using a standards-based curriculum. The program emphasizes cooperative learning, critical thinking, problem solving and whole language, as well as to bilingualism and cultural diversity. All students in grades 1-12 are required to study Spanish. Students can graduate with both a U.S. High School Diploma and Paraguayan Studies Diploma. Each grade level is limited to 48 students and is divided into 2 sections.
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.).
A representative of the US Ambassador sits on the Board of Governors. Today, the modern campus lies within a wealthy Asuncion neighborhood and comprises a student body of approximately 700. The student body is predominantly Paraguayan, although many... Read More