Escuela americana El Salvador

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Our School

Escuela Americana in San Salvador, El Salvador was founded in 1946 and is an independent, international, coeducational, college-preparatory institution for grade Pre-Kinder through 12th Grade. Escuela Americana, which strives for a balance between academic and personal excellence, offers a strong curriculum, a variety of athletic offerings and extracurricular activities. This balance is maintained within a framework which recognizes both the school’s bilingual, bicultural nature immersed in the Salvadoran community and a commitment to the school’s core values of personal integrity, leadership, scholarship, tolerance and service.

At Escuela Americana, we know children thrive in a secure and stimulating environment, surrounded by love, respect, opportunity, and support. Our biggest job is to create such an environment that allows each one of our students to discover his or her unique potential, and is able to THRIVE.


Student Body

Escuela Americana is divided into three academic areas: Lower School (Pre-Kinder through 5th), Middle School (6th through 8th), and Upper School (9th through 12th).


EA’s student body consists of 76% host nationals, 16% North Americans and 8% internationals representing 20 countries — Korea, Guatemala, Canada, Costa Rica, Argentina, Germany, Taiwan, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, India and Mexico among others.



There are 134 full-time and 3 part-time faculty. 73% are host nationals, 25% are North Americans, and 2% are international representing Canada, France, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Over 70% of the English curriculum faculty members have American undergraduate and/or graduate degrees.