Academics

The IAS educational program is that of a North American college-preparatory school. The curriculum guide is based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The language of instruction is English; Spanish is offered as a second language. Emphasis in the secondary school (grades 7-12) is in preparation for entrance into North American colleges or universities.

Accreditation

Up to June 30, 2013 the school was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In 2012 the IAS decided to go for a joint ACSI/MSA accreditation in 2013. We are happy to announce that we are the only dual accredited school in Suriname by ASCI (valid from Jan 1, 2014 till June 30, 2021) and MSA (valid from May 1, 2014 till May 1, 2021).

ASCI: The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) was founded in 1978 when several regional U.S. school associations joined, becoming a united voice to advance excellence in Christian education. The leaders’ vision was to inspire, challenge, and rescource educators and schools
MSA: The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) – among the premier accrediting associations in the world – pioneered the accreditation of colleges and schools in the United States more than a century ago. Today, as the association celebrates its 125th anniversery, Middle States accreditation remains a prestigious validation of educational excellence in all levels across the continuum of education, whose purposes are to encourage, advance assist and sustain the quality and integrity of education