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Best International Schools and Bilingual Schools in Guayaquil

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: If you're moving to Guayaquil with kids, choosing a school if often your first decisions and impacts where you'll live. Here are some popular bilingual and international schools in Guayaquil

Guayaquil, is a bustling city that has become a hub for expats and digital nomads from around the world. While not as large as cities like London or New York, Guayaquil offers a variety of international and bilingual schools to cater to the needs of expatriate families. Among the most popular ones are the InterAmerican Academy and the Colegio Aleman Humboldt Guayaquil, which are known for their high-quality education and diverse student bodies. Here is a list of recommended international and bilingual schools in and around Guayaquil, Ecuador, that are within a 40-minute drive from the city center.

InterAmerican Academy

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): Km 10.5 Vía a la Costa
Website: www.interamerican.edu.ec

The InterAmerican Academy is an American school offering an international education based on U.S. standards and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. With state-of-the-art facilities, including science labs, sports fields, and a library, the school provides a well-rounded education. Extracurricular activities such as sports, arts, and community service are also integral parts of the school's offerings.

Colegio Aleman Humboldt Guayaquil

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): Km 1.5 Vía a Samborondón
Website: www.colegioaleman.edu.ec

Colegio Aleman Humboldt Guayaquil is a German school that provides a bilingual education in German and Spanish, with English also taught as a third language. The school follows the German and Ecuadorian curricula and offers the German International Abitur as well as the Ecuadorian Bachillerato. Facilities include modern classrooms, sports areas, and labs, and the school emphasizes cultural exchange and global citizenship.

Unidad Educativa Bilingue Nuevo Mundo

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): Km 2.5 Vía a Samborondón
Website: www.nuevomundo.edu.ec

Unidad Educativa Bilingue Nuevo Mundo is a bilingual school offering an education in English and Spanish. The school follows the Ecuadorian curriculum and incorporates international teaching methods. With a focus on technology integration, the school provides a modern learning environment. Extracurricular activities include sports, music, and robotics.

SEK International School Guayaquil

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): Km 13.5 Vía a la Costa
Website: www.sek.net

SEK International School Guayaquil is part of the SEK Education Group, which has schools across several countries. The school offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and a bilingual education in English and Spanish. Facilities include a library, science labs, and sports complexes. The school is known for its commitment to innovation and international-mindedness.

Academia Cotopaxi American International School

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): Km 16.5 Vía a la Costa
Website: www.cotopaxi.k12.ec

Although slightly further from Guayaquil, Academia Cotopaxi American International School is an option for families willing to commute for a U.S.-style education. The school offers the IB program and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. With a diverse international community, the school provides a range of extracurricular activities and emphasizes global citizenship and leadership.

British School of Guayaquil

Grades: Age 3 through Grade 12
Location(s): Km 6.5 Vía a la Costa
Website: www.british.edu.ec

The British School of Guayaquil offers a bilingual education with a British curriculum leading to IGCSE and A-Level qualifications. The school focuses on developing bilingual and bicultural students and provides facilities such as science labs, art studios, and sports fields. The school's ethos is centered on academic excellence, discipline, and respect.

Delta Academy

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): Km 6 Vía a la Costa
Website: www.deltaacademy.edu.ec

Delta Academy is a bilingual school that offers an education in English and Spanish, following the Ecuadorian curriculum with an international approach. The school boasts modern facilities, including technology-integrated classrooms and sports areas. It also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, such as music, dance, and martial arts.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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