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Quito
American and Christian curriculums
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Boarding available
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: Juan José Villalengua 789, Quito, Ecuador 17-11-06186
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Number of students

We have a campus capacity up to 600 students from Preschool 3 to grade 12.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 30 nationalities are part of our students' community.

Most common nationality

Approximately 50% of students are from Latin America, 25% from North America, 15% from Asia, and 10% from Europe and other continents.

Ratio of local students to international students

The ratio of local students to international students is approximately 60% to 40%. Since many of our students hold dual citizenship, this number is only an estimate.

Max. number of students per class

We have the following classroom capacities and student/teacher ratios per grade level:
PS3: 10-12 students
PS4: 12-14 students
Kinder: 14-15 students
1st-4th: 20 students
5th-6th: 20-22 students
Grades 7-12: 20-25 for general education classes, 12 for Advanced Placement classes

Average number of students per class

The average number of students in each classroom is the same as our classroom cap numbers above.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, we have Teacher Aides at the Preschool 3, Preschool 4, and Kindergarten levels.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes - English

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. We offer English as a Foreign Language support, which is a mixture of push-in and pull-put support for students who are learning English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Our teachers use projectors, interactive slides, online resources, and other technology platforms in the classrooms. Prior to COVID, the use of technology was largely teacher-centered, with the exception of our Computer classes and assignments that students worked on online. As we plan for a return to class, the student-centered use of technology will be a continued component of our educational program.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

In Elementary, the only homework is to read for 20 minutes. In Secondary, students are given 15-20 minutes of homework per class each night.

Uniform required

Yes.

Waiting list

Yes.

Entry evaluation for students

Students who go through the Admissions process participate in both an interview and an evaluation to determine their English and Math skill-level.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For Preschool and Kindergarten, we use an "Early Childhood Readiness" assessment. For some students, we administer the Woodcock-Muñoz, which is an English evaluation, and we also administer MAP (Reading and Math) to students in grades 1-12.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Students are invited to begin registering in June, and the registration window closes two weeks after the school year starts (September).

Students can join after academic year begins

In special circumstances, yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

External examinations or assessments available

Students participate in MAP testing, SAT's, ACT's, and AP exams.

Results in these examinations

Testing SAT Statistics 2015-2018
2015-2016 | 41 students tested | 51.5% meth math | 77.5% met ERW
2016-2017 | 24 students tested | 79.1% meth math | 92.6% met ERW
2017-2018 | 7 students tested | 72% meth math | 100% met ERW
Results of AP Examinations 2019
Biology 1 = 4 courses; 5 = 3 courses; 2 = 2 courses
Calculus AB: 1 = 5 courses; 1 = 4 courses; 2 = 3 courses; 1 = 2 courses; 1 = 1 course
Calculus BC: 1 = 1 = 4 courses; 2 = 3 courses; 2 = 2 courses
English Language: 8 = 4 courses; 6 = 3 courses; 5 = 2 courses; 3 = 1 course
Spanish Language: 14 = 5 courses; 3 = 4 courses
Spanish Literature: 8 = 5 courses; 13 = 4 courses; 8 = 3 courses
Statistics: 1 = 3 courses

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are an evangelical Christian school, so students participate in Bible classes, attend a weekly Chapel, and participate in small groups.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We are very respectful of students who come from different faith backgrounds. While they are not exempt from the Bible and Chapel requirements, they are invited to share their opinions, ask their questions, and enter into kind and respectful dialogue with their peers.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, our DECE program offering Social-Emotional support to our students and recommends outside services for students who need prolonged care. We also have a Special Education program, and accommodate students on Accommodation Plans and SEP's (IEP's).

Learning support offered

There is one Learning Support Teacher at every grade level in grades K-6. This learning support teacher is the Case Manager for students in the Special Education program. They also support the students in the EFL program (English as a Foreign Language). These teacher offer push-in and pull-out support for students who have accommodation plans or SEP's. At the Secondary level, we have two Special Education teachers who are Case Managers for our students. They will push-in to core academic classes, and they also have an Academic Support Time for students on Accommodation plans and SEP's.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students differentiate for gifted and talented students within their classes. At the elementary level, we also have an Enrichment program that focuses on STEM and Robotics. At the Secondary level, we offer a variety of Advanced Placement classes.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, We have a psychologist on staff who meets with students and provides short-term care for students. Those who need long-term care are recommended to use outside services.

School start time

The school hours for PS3 through 12th are from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

School finish time

The school hours for PS3 through 12th are from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports, music, drama.

School provided lunches

Yes (currently, this service is on hold while the Ecuadorian Government restrictions related to Covid-19 prevent food service at schools).

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No

Sports activities included

Students participate in Physical Education. They can also participate in soccer, basketball, and volleyball (at the secondary level) and soccer, gymnastics, ballet, and martial arts (at the elementary level). These extracurricular activities have been suspended during COVID, but we plan to reinstate them when the crisis has passed.

Sports facilities at the school

We have two soccer fields (one for elementary and one for secondary), a covered court (for basketball and volleyball), an indoor gymnasium (for secondary volleyball and basketball), and a weight room.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Alliance Academy International was founded in 1929 to provide a quality,U.S. style education for the children of missionaries from across Latin America.Since then, the school has grown significantly and we can serve up to 600 students on our Quito campus from Preschool 3 through 12th grade. Today the majority of our students come from Ecuador and the United States but we continue to educate students from many other cultural backgrounds.

Teaching approach of the school

The Alliance Academy International exists to:
- Develop followers of Jesus Christ who live with a focus on eternity;
- Provide students with a U.S. style education based on the highest standards of educational excellence;
- Provide a caring community where students are taught to be critical in their thinking, multicultural in their understanding, and compassionate in their dealings with others.
Also, Alliance Academy International is fully accredited by the following organizations in the United States:
- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/AdvancED)
- The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
In addition, AAI is part of the "Child Safety and Protection Network" and legally recognized by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education.

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