Thank you for your interest in Alliance Academy International (AAI). Following is a brief summary of who we are and answers to some questions you might have. Please feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment with the Director of Admissions so we can more fully explain all that AAI has to offer.
The Alliance Academy was founded in 1929 to provide a quality, U.S.-style education for the children of missionaries living in Ecuador. Since that time, the school has grown to its present size of around 600 students from Preschool through 12th grade. The majority of our students come from Ecuador, the U.S., and Asia, as well as from all parts of the world and many different backgrounds.
The AAI is a Christian evangelical, US-style English Immersion School
The Alliance Academy International exists:
Faculty members are qualified teachers predominantly from North America. Over fifty percent of the faculty has earned a Master's degree, and four percent have their Doctoral degree. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:3.5 (calculated as the total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent of teachers). Specialists are provided in the elementary school for art, computer, music, physical education, and Spanish. A special education department is provided to assist students with learning differences and ESL (English as a Second Language).
Our graduates continue their formal education by attending colleges and universities in the U.S., Ecuador, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Alliance Academy International is a testing center for various college entrance tests. Our Advanced Placement program provides the opportunity for our graduates to enter colleges and universities with college credit.
The following requirements will be considered for admission to AAI: the prospective students are competent in the English language depending on their grade level; grades from their previous school(s) are shown to be adequate; there is space available in the appropriate grade level; and the student does not need a special program that is not offered at AAI.
The admissions decision is made by a committee and it is final. Admissions tests scores will not be provided to the parents. If the student needs extra support such as EFL services or Accelerated English Program, there will be extra fees. If the student is accepted but there is no space available, he/she will be on the wait list, and we cannot guarantee a spot. Students from the wait list will be accepted if a spot opens up, at the committee’s discretion, considering the school’s priorities.
Home schooling credit will be granted only to students who have enrolled and have been accountable to an approved and accredited North American curriculum and course of study, such as A BEKA and the University of Nebraska. A list of schools that are approved can be found in the offices of the Secondary Principal and the Academic Guidance Counselor. Exceptions to this policy will be granted only by the Admissions Committee in consultation with the Secondary Principal and the Academic Guidance Counselor.