Academia Cotopaxi American International School Ecuador
Since 1959, Academia Cotopaxi has established itself as a leading educational institution, introducing innovative and pedagogically sound practices to its community and to Ecuador.
In 1983, Cotopaxi was the first school in Ecuador to receive authorization to offer the IB Diploma program and in 2005 became the first and only school in Ecuador to offer the Primary Years Program of the IB. The school responsibly allocates the necessary resources to provide for the continued improvement of student learning. Cotopaxi’s faculty is primarily responsible for the instructional program of our students, and as such, hiring decisions are taken very seriously. While the minimum hiring requirements include 3 years of successful teaching experience along with a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate, 65% of our teaching staff hold graduate degrees and the average tenure of experience is at 7 years.