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Parent's Review of Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Academia Cotopaxi

In what town or city is this school located?

Quito

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

International

What grade levels are represented at this school?

PK-12

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Bus, driven by drivers/parents

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

non-competative sports, limited after-school activities

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?

NO!

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

I would highly suggest taking a look at all options in Quito. This school has made a rapid change to being an elitist, local school where students of powerful local families are given preferential treatment and their parents are allowed to dictate what is done at the school. Discipline is non-existent. The curriculum is constantly "being worked on" and the school is all about how it appears, not substance. Bullying by local, wealthy is prevalent and the school takes no action. The answer is to make the target and their family the problem and wait for them to leave while the bully is allowed to continue for years to come.

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guest
Jan 20, 2011 12:29

Thank you for this information, definalty do not want our children to go to a school where bullying is acpeted just becuse of status, so sad. I am seriously considering moving to Quito, Please can you recommend a bilingual school that;s top priority is teaching not only acedemics but morals too? my email is juiaalexsandra@hotmail.com, it is very important to me that our children enjoy there new school. thank you! Julie

guest
Apr 11, 2011 12:30

I will be transferred soon out of Ecuador so while looking for schools at the new location I found this page. I have my son at Academia Cotopaxi and I disagree with some of this review. I agree there is room for improvement in all issues mentioned here but it is not as bad as it is said. Actually I would give this school an A- or B+ and I would recommend it for arriving students. Academic program is very good for those who want to study and learn. This school makes an effort to hire the best teachers. The school has a clearly defined policies on bullying, drugs, discipline and I have seen they really care. I could see it last year when I suspected bullying could have been happening and the HS principal commited himself to fix it.

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