American School of Asunción
|American School of Asunción|
Avenida España 1175
|Director General||Christopher Russo|
|Grades||PreK to 12|
|Color(s)||Red, white, and blue|
The American School of Asunción (commonly known locally as ASA) is an international school in Asunción, Paraguay that was established in 1954. 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.
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.).
The school offers a college-preparatory program using a standards-based curriculum. The program emphasizes excellence in the "Three A's" (athletics, academics, and the arts) through 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.