About IAS

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Our Students

At IAS we see view every student as a child of God, created with their own unique background, talents, insights, and learning needs. As administration and staff, we work hard to create a safe environment that is welcoming to all students and addresses all learning needs, to the best of our ability.

Our school serves approximately 180 students each year, Prekindergarten through Twelfth Grade. For many years IAS served one class per grade-level, with class sizes of 10-15 students. Our goal is to increase our overall enrollment and eventually serve two classes per grade-level. At the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, we started working towards this goal by offering two Prekindergarten classes for the first time. We hope to continue this trend by adding one class of students per year.

Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 15 students, with at most 12 English Language Learners in one class. The rest must be native English speakers. We believe that small class sizes give teachers the opportunity to meet the unique learning needs of each student in their classroom.

National Background

  • Eighty-five percent of our students are from Guatemalan families, most of whom are from affluent homes.
  • Ten percent of our students are children of missionaries from the United States and Canada.
  • Five percent of our students come from a various countries such as Mexico, Nicaragua, Korea, China, Australia, and the Netherlands. 

Religious Background

  • Inter-American School is Protestant evangelical and non-denominational. 
  • Twenty-five percent of the student body comes from Protestant backgrounds.
  • Seventy-five percent of the student body comes from Catholic backgrounds. 
  • IAS does not accept students from cults, Mormons, or Jehovah's Witness backgrounds.
  • IAS accepts some students who do not declare themselves as Christians.

*IAS admits students, regardless of race or ethnic origin, according to limitations of space and ability, as long as they respect the Christian stance of the school.