What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
American Nicaraguan School
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
K through 12
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
High School facilities are poor but the school is about to break ground on a new High School building.
Extracurriculars are good and range from all types of sports (soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming) to academic clubs (Knowledge Bowl, HACIA Democracy, NHS) to community service groups (Operation Smile, Habitat for Humanity).
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
School has a good orientation program at the Secondary level. School also serves as College Board testing center and offers PSAT, SAT, AP and ACT exams.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
PTO is getting better each year. The school also hosts a variety of evening activities for the school community almost on a monthly basis (Fall Festival, Holiday Festival, Jornada Dariana, Earth Day Celebration, Kermesse, Spring Musical).
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
ANS is the best school in Managua without question. Parents should try and get involved in a positive way (classroom volunteer, chaperone a field trip, attend school events).
Expats in Nicaragua may get a free expat health insurance quote from our partner Allianz Care, whose plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Allianz's flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget.
Get a Quote
Expats in Nicaragua may get a free expat health insurance quote from our partner Allianz Care, a leader in international insurance for expatriates. Allianz's plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Their flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget..