The Best Option in Suriname

Suriname is a beautiful country–rich in ethnic and bio-diversity. Suriname is the smallest South American country, with nearly 50% of its just over 500 thousand population living in the capital city of Paramaribo. Together these factors create rich educational opportunities for IAS.

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Large Open Play Area

Physical play promotes learning

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Full Sized Gymnasium

Team sports reinforce social development

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Online Gradebook

Students and parents have live access

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The Safety of Paramaribo

Students feel safe and secure

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Unrivalled Educational Opportunities

Outdoor education connects learning

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Engaging with Parents

Families are part of our learning community

Our Distinctives

IAS is a Pre-K through Grade 12 International School serving the expatriate and local community by providing a solid moral foundation for life while opening a world of opportunities globally.

Students applying for Pre-Kindergarten must have reached the full age of 3 by September 1 of the year they enter IAS to be placed in Pre-K 3.

IAS prepares students for the top colleges and universities in the UK, the Netherlands and the USA. The IAS Advanced Diploma ensures that students will be accepted.

The International Academy of Suriname cooperates with parents to build a strong moral and spiritual foundation for every student.

IAS is blessed with the best and well-maintained facilities to serve children and young people of all ages.

Our external testing results consistently show that our students perform above the norm reference group. The combination of excellent resources, professional teachers and mastery learning result in confident learners.

Suriname abounds with excellent opportunities to explore and apply our learning. The variety of educational opportunities provide students with a broader appreciation of Suriname and of each other.

Our Testimonials

For more than 34 years, families have been positively impacted by the commitment to our students' success.

Accreditation and Standards

IAS is fully accredited and is recognized in the United States, Canada, Europe and beyond. Contact our Academic Advisor for questions about specific institutions by emailing