What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?
There are a few international schools, and InterAmerican Academy seems to be the best. - Feb 2019
The main international school here is the InterAmerican Academy, and it's the best that Guayaquil has to offer, but well below the standards of other international schools within the region. There is a high turnover of teachers because many have a difficult time adjusting to the isolation factor of living here. When I arrived, they had gone through many directors in a very short span. The current director has been here the longest, and although not the best I have seen, he's really tried hard to keep the interest in the school at a high level. Some families have sent their children to boarding schools in the United States because the IAA school does not challenge the students sufficiently and lacks quality materials and curriculum that are currently used in the US. - Jun 2013
Teacher retentions seems to be a problem. The high school is not recommended. Students are primarily Ecuadorian kids. - May 2013
Terrible experience with Inter-American Academy's director.. Under the current director I couldn't recommend this school to anyone. I feel comfortable saying this because have heard of three other families who have had similarly frustrating experiences. Some of the best American teachers are leaving and being replaced by less experienced individuals with weaker communication skills. - Jan 2012
Everyone I know have their kids attend the International American Academy. There are other German school but I don't know much about school because I don't have small children. - Jan 2012
- Aug 2011