2019-2020 Welcome Message

Students working with teacher


We welcome our new teachers to the 2019-20 ASA school year.  We have a well traveled and highly experienced group of teachers, prepared to meet the personalized learning needs of our students. All teachers have undergone professional development sessions to ensure their understanding of the ASA innovative methodologies and technologies used at ASA.  Our teaching staff has over 101 years of international teaching experience, are US licensed teachers, and all but one has a Masters degree.  Two teachers are Portuguese/English speakers.  Our bilingual team of learning coaches (teacher aides) have varied experience and educational backgrounds and are guided by an ASA lead teacher in supporting individual students’ needs. 

This year we have added grades 3 – 5 and intend to add grades K – 2 in Jan.2020. 

Additionally, we have incorporated  a "Habits of Mind" program;  which is an important social-emotional component to support student's real life skills. 

Our Sports Academy program and Clubs round out our daily academic day, starting after our afternoon snack at 3:45pm.   We offer horseback riding, golf and nautical sports.  Our clubs are determined by student input and choice and will be announced soon after the school year begins.   This year we will also be introducing American Baseball. 

We welcome all of our families to the ASA 2019-20  school year!  Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.