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International Schools in Paraguay

International Schools Paraguay

You will find below a list of the most popular international schools for expats in Paraguay with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Paraguay. Schools usually follow the American curriculums with English speaking program, although there is a German, Italian, and French options.

Education in Paraguay

Education in Paraguay has not always been a priority, but that is changing. Currently, only 45 percent of students complete sixth grade, and adults have an average of six years of education.

School in Paraguay consists of twelve years of education which are free and compulsory to the age of 14. Primary school begins at the age of six or seven and consists of six grades. Secondary school is divided into lower secondary (seventh through ninth grade) and upper secondary (tenth through twelth grade).

Despite the availability of upper level education, people in Paraguay often prefer to send their children to Chile.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (primarily multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Paraguay. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

International School in Asunción

American School of Asunción (ASA)
Address: Avenida España 1175 / PO BOX 10093
Asunción, Paraguay
Tel: 595 21 236 4000
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

ASA is a bilingual (English/Spanish) international school with classes from early childhood through college-prep. It is a private, non-profit, day school which offers an educational program for American, international, and Paraguayan students. Courses are in English, with all students in grades 1-12 also studying Spanish. Students can graduate with both a U.S. High School Diploma and Paraguayan Studies Diploma. The school is accredited by SACS and AASSA and is recognized in Paraguay by the Ministry of Education and Culture as well as the U.S. Office of Overseas Schools (A.O.S.).

Asuncion Christian Academy (ACA)
Address: Av. Santísimo Sacramento 1181
Asunción, Paraguay
Tel: 595 (21) 612-477
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Academia Cristiana Asuncena is an international school that offers Christ-centered curriculum. They accept English-proficient students with the exception of English as Second Language (ESL) and Pre-Kinder (PK) students.  It offers a modified Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) curriculum accredited through ACSI and AdvancED.

Pan American International School (PAIS)
Address: Avda. America e/ 2da
Capital de la República, Luque, Paraguay
Tel: 595 21 645 470/3
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

PAIS is an international school with about 50% Paraguayan students and 50% international. Instruction is in English for children from pre-school through grade 12. Classes are in English with a few specialized classes in Spanish. The curriculum is recognized by the Paraguayan Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) as well as NAIS. The school follows the American academic calendar beginning in August and ending in June.

St. Anne's School
Address: Tte. Manuel Pino González y Eulalio Facetti
Asunción, Paraguay
Tel: 595 21 295 649
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Bilingual (Spanish/English) international Catholic school from K4 through 12th grade. They offer the IB program and they are accredited by the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura and SACS. They follow the Paraguayan school year from February til November.

French International School in Asunción

Lycée Français International Marcel Pagnol
Address: Calle Enrique Solano Lopez
Barrio Jara, 1139 Asunción, Paraguay
Tel: 595 21 20 70 83
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Known in Spanish as Liceo Francés Internacional Marcel Pagnol, this is a French international school. The school serves levels maternelle through lycée (senior high school). The school operates under the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is run in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).

German International School in Asunción

Colegio Goethe
Address: esquina, Cnel. Alejo Silva & Tte. 1º Carlos Rocholl
Asunción, Paraguay
Tel: 595 21 662 546
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Colegio Goethe (Deutsche Schule Asunción or Goethe-Schule) is a German international school. The school serves pre-primary education through bachillerato/Abitur-level (senior high school) education. 

Italian International School in Asunción

Scuola Italiana Dante Alighieri
Address: Teniente Ettiene
Asunción, Paraguay
Tel: 595 (21) 491 622
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

Known in Italian as Colegio Dante Alighieri, this is the oldest Italian private school in Paraguay.  The school offers classes from kindergarten through grade 12 with bilingual education (Spanish and Italian).

International School in Ciudad del Este

French International School in Ciudad del Este

Collège Français Jules-Verne
Address: Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
Tel: 595 21 212-269
Tuition Rates: Inquire at the school

A French international school with classes from primaire through lycée. Collège and lycée students use the CNED distance education programme. The school operates under the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is run in conjunction with the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad).