Leading the Way
At EA we are grateful for all the support we receive from the Board of Directors, parents and community members as we look to make shifts to support best practices in teaching and learning. Escuela Americana has been a strong school for 74 years and we all should be proud to be a part of such a great institution. As we look to the future, we are training our staff to be master teachers and leaders of the future, so that our students continue to be offered a world-class education that prepares them to become global leaders.
- General Director
- Elementary Director
- Secondary Director
- Student Success Director
- Athletics Director
- Performing and Visual Arts Director
- Deputy Director
Meet Dr. Polly Parker
Welcome to Escuela Americana!
As the General Director of Escuela Americana, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to this extraordinary community of families and learners. I first visited Escuela Americana in June 2017 and immediately felt the energy that defines the school. As I toured the campus, I was fortunate to have had many opportunities to learn about the school, its traditions, history and the strength of the community. I knew immediately that I would love to join the school and lead Escuela Americana into the future.
Escuela Americana is one of the world’s elite international, college preparatory schools,
providing students the opportunity to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts while simultaneously focusing on character, integrity, and service.
At all grade levels, students have the privilege to work with a team of faculty and staff members who believe in the mission of the school and in nurturing in each student a love of learning over a lifetime.
In fact, our mission is: To provide our students with the tools, experiences, and challenges that instill moral courage, develop their unique skills, and allow them to reach their full potential in a dynamic world.
With our mission in mind, please allow me to extend a warm welcome to you and your family to Escuela Americana’s website. As you search throughout our website you will be amazed by all the opportunities we have to offer our students and you will notice the pride of our students, alumni and the community at large.
The Escuela Americana academic program allows for students of all ages to learn in an environment that is kind and nurturing, fostering supported learning throughout their educational journey. From a STEAM education focus to Smart Labs and LEED registered FabLab, to highly challenging AP courses and programs, Escuela Americana remains an institution that recognizes and values both tradition and educational change. The alumni and community honor the past with strong traditions and simultaneously we change and grow to meet our student's needs in an ever-changing global society.
So, on behalf of the EA community of teachers and staff, parents, and students do enjoy your visit to our website and search through our information, and if you can, please visit our campus. To genuinely experience Escuela Americana, contact our Admission Office for a tour. I am confident that your first experience at Escuela Americana will be the beginning of a great experience for your family. In the meantime, click around our website to see and hear the passion that fills our campus each and every day.
Dr. Polly Parker
Meet Dr. Megan Geshel
Escuela Americana is a very special place to be! Most of our staff and many of the parents are alumni of the school that promote a community full of respect, pride, and love for everyone in our EA family. The school was founded in rich traditions that are paired with on-going change and innovation. The result is a unique system that allows our students to make their way successfully in our ever-changing 21st-century society.
We consider the whole child in our planning and are purposeful in how we offer our academic and non-academic curricula. Service to our school community is a strong component of the school community and students experience first-hand the value of contributing and being an active member within our school culture. We want our students to be supported emotionally, socially as well as academically to become successful members of the wider community as well. Escuela Americana truly cares about its students–and that is reflected in the enthusiasm in the hallways and even the virtual classrooms.
We really are EA strong!
Meet Chris Capobianco
They are what motivates and inspires me to come to work every day.
The future. Even though EA has a long history and steeped traditions it is a place with an eye to the future and one that will be filled with greater opportunity and success and greater care to each other and the world that our graduates will enter in the future. It is a privilege and honor to be part of helping build and shape that future on behalf of the kids and their families.
The campus. EA is an oasis and really provides such an incredibly special environment for student learning and play as well as for all the adults who work across every division of the organization. I love walking across campus in the early morning, seeing the volcano in the background, feeling the morning breeze and knowing our fields, classrooms, labs, and libraries will all be filled with engaged and inquisitive young people.
The kids. From the smiling faces and skipping steps in the Elementary School to all the warm welcomes, hard work, and enthusiasm in the Upper School. The energy of the student body rocks! EA is a place where the students connect deeply throughout their time here and they carry that connection with them throughout their future.
Meet Chris Passons
Even with its rich history of 74 years, Escuela Americana just like the world around us continues to change and improve and is truly a special place.
Like many international schools, EA strives to educate the “whole child”. It gives educators a chance to do something wonderful and adventurous that will change students' lives forever.
The EA community of people comes from very different cultures but strives to come together, learning from one another, and making positive connections.
All of those aspects combined are what drew me to Escuela Americana.
Meet Cristian Alvarado
Escuela Americana is very special, we not only have the best facilities in Central America, but we also have faculty, administrative staff and many more individuals who are committed to a well-rounded education for our students.
A normal day in Escuela Americana is like being home. There is a sense of family, community, and security; but above all, we are passionate and committed to the education and growth of every student.
Meet Kevin RobbAs a professional musician and educator, I have seen the impact that the Arts make on students over the years. While it’s obvious that the Arts foment creativity and aesthetic sensibility, there are other experiential skills that come into play as our young musicians, actresses/actors and artists develop: the ability to communicate in front of an audience, a sense of responsibility in caring for an instrument or a canvas, a growing awareness of the importance of teamwork in a cast or an ensemble.
We believe that the Arts are key to EA’s mission of developing the Whole Child because they help mold our students in ways that will give them a better future as productive, empathic and collaborative global citizens. The Arts are for Life.
Meet Cristina Lima
Escuela Americana is a special and unique school. For the last seven decades Escuela Americana has been providing a bilingual and bicultural education. Its academic program, based on the highest standards from both the United States and El Salvador, and its co-curriculum programs complement each other to create graduates with 21st century skills that will help them be successful in whatever they decide to.
It is the hope of EA that its students leave their mark as self-motivated learners, creative problem solvers, and global citizens as well as by demonstrating initiative and personal responsibility in social and cultural values, thinking critically, and communicating effectively.
Escuela Americana, a special and unique school offering opportunities for all, preparing future leaders by empowering its students to reach their full potential and with values that will positively impact society.