A culturally diverse learning community that provides students with an intellectually stimulating program, founded in research-based standards in a nurturing environment. We place students at the center of education, and encourage them to be creative individuals, critical thinkers, life-long learners, and socially responsible world citizens. IAA is a private, nonprofit, co-educational day school that provides English language instruction from Nursery through Grade 12. The School was founded in 1979 to serve the international community of Guayaquil.
In 2021 the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA) changed its name to the American International Schools in the Americas (AMISA). AMISA formed in 1961 and was formally founded in the U.S. in 1977 as a non-profit 501(C) 3 association: to discover and develop ways and means for improving understanding through international education; to improve upon the quality of teaching and learning in Association schools; to facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all Association schools; and to facilitate cooperative action with national, state, local or non-governmental agencies in the field of international education.