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International schools in Ecuador

Are you looking for an international school in Ecuador? You can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK or US national curriculum or the International Primary Curriculum.

A developing country with a young and diverse population, Ecuador has invested in a series of education reforms aimed at strengthening the economy and reducing poverty. Its well-established and growing international school sector caters to both local elites and expatriates. 

Schools are clustered around the capital Quito and port city of Guayaquil, with a scattering of institutions in other major cities. Among the oldest are schools following an American-style education; former embassy schools offering the curriculums of Germany, France and the UK; and Catholic religious foundations. The vast majority offer coeducational day schooling. 

Ecuador also has a very large number of state schools and private high schools offering the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Office in Spanish. There 270 IB World Schools, of which 268 are authorised to offer the IB Diploma, with 228 teaching in Spanish, 36 in English and Spanish, and six in English. 

The English-medium American School of Quito and bilingual Colegio Internacional SEK-Ecuador, Quito, are among schools offering all three stages of the IB programme. Spain’s SEK Education Group has three international school campuses in Ecuador. 

Accrediting bodies active in the country include the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International. 

Under the Ecuadorian constitution, education is compulsory until students achieve a “basic level of education”, which is estimated to take nine years. Primary education, which begins at age six and lasts six years, is followed by three years of middle school, and three years of optional high school, leading to the bachillerato exam. An aptitude test determines admission to Ecuador’s 29 universities, which are free to attend.  

Education spending accounted for five per cent of GDP in 2015, when gross tertiary enrolment reached 45 per cent. In 2018, net enrolment was 67 per cent in pre-primary settings, 91 per cent for primary schools and 85 per cent for secondary schools.





Academia Cotopaxi American International School

PO Box 17-11-6510,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Academia Naval Almirante Illingworth

Ave José Gómez Gault KM 8 1/2,
Vía Daule,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Alliance Academy International

Casilla 17-11-06186,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Centro Educativo La Moderna

Km 2,5 Vía a Samborondón,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Centro Educativo Naciones Unidas

Samborondón Km. 1 detrás del C.C. La Piazza,
Samborondón, Guayas,
EC 092301,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Alemán Humboldt de Guayaquil

Ciudadela Los Ceibos,
Dr. Héctor Romero 216 y Av. Dr. José M. García Moreno,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
EC 090904,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Alemán Quito - Deutsche Schule Quito

Calle Alfonso Lamiña S6-120,
vía a Lumbisí - Cumbayá,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colegio Alemán Stiehle Cuenca Ecuador

Autopista Cuenca - Azogues, Km 11,5,
Sector Challuabamba,
Cuenca, Azuay,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Americano De Guayaquil

Direccion General,
Casilla 3304,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Americano de Quito

Casilla 17-01-157,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colegio Balandra Cruz del Sur

Perimeter Road,
The Prosperina,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Becquerel

Tulipanes E12-50 y Los Rosales,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Cap Edmundo Chiriboga

Av 9 de Octubre y Garcia Moreno,
Riobamba, Chimborazo,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Católico José Engling

Calle Juan Montalvo s/n,
Barrio La Dolorosa, Tumbaco,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 17172010,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Experimental Británico Internacional

Amagasí del Inca,
Calle de las Nueces E18-21, y Las Camelias,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colegio Internacional Rudolf Steiner

Calle Francisco Montalvo Nro 212, y Av Mariscal Sucre,
(Av Occidental), Sector Cochabampa,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Internacional SEK Ecuador

De los Guayacanes N51-69 y Carmen Olmo Mancebo,
San Isidro de El Inca,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colegio Internacional SEK Guayaquil

Vía Salinas Km. 20.5,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
EC 11373,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colegio Internacional SEK Los Valles

Eloy Alfaro S8-48 y De los Rosales,
San Juan de Cumbayá,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 1717933,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Intisana

Avenida Occidental 5329,
y Marcos Joffre,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Boys, Boarding, Day.

Colegio Los Pinos

Calle Agustín Zambrano entre Vicente Pajuelo y Tomás Chariove,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170104,
Ecuador

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colegio Menor Campus Samborondon

Km. 8 Vía Samborondón,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito

Juan Montalvo N2-168 y Manuela Sáenz,
Cumbayá, Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Colegio Séneca

Calle Juan Díaz y Paseo de la Universidad # 20,
Urb. Iñaquito Alto,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170523,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Colegio Stella Maris

Avenida 6 y Calle 14,
Manta, Manabí,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

EMDI School

EMDI sector B, Parroquia Alangasi,
Valle de los Chilos,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Escuela Particular Liceo Panamericano - Sede Centenario

Dolores Sucre 302 y Nicolás Augusto González,
Guayaquil,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Inter-American Academy Guayaquil

Puerto Azul,
10.5 via a la costa,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

ISM Academy Quito

San Miguel de Anagaes,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170124,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

ISM International Academy

Calle Unión 886 y Ave Geovanny Calle,
Sector Calderon,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Liceo José Ortega y Gasset

Calle de los Cipreses N64-332 y Manuel Ambrosi,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170309,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Logos Academy

Km 14.5 Via a la Costa,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Ludoteca Elementary & High School, Padre Victor Grados

Av Simón Bolívar y Camino de los Incas # 5-6,
Nueva Vía Oriental,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Lycée La Condamine

Calle Japón Y Naciones Unidas,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The British School Quito

Via Cununyacu, Km 2.5 Tumbaco,
PO Box 17-21-52,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Unidad Educativa Alberto Einstein

Av Diego Vásquez de Cepeda N77-157 y Alberto Einstein,
Casilla Postal 17-11-5018,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Unidad Educativa Atenas

Calle Gabriel Roman y Av. Pedro Vasconez,
Yacupamba, Izamba,
Ambato, Tungurahua,
EC 180156,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Delta

Kilómetro 12.5 Vía Puntilla-Samborondón,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Girls, Day.

Unidad Educativa Bilingüe EducaMundo

Km 12 Av. León Febres-Cordero,
Urb. Villa Club, entre las etapas Aura y Doral,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Hontanar

Calle El Canelo E17-121 y Las Nueces,
Sector Amagasí del Inca.,
Quito,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Mixta Sagrados Corazones

El Oro 1219 y Avenida Quito,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Nueva Semilla

Barrio Centenario Calle D and Argüelles,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Nuevo Mundo

Km 2.5 Vía a Samborondón,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Torremar

Km 14.5 via La Puntilla, La Aurotra (Perimetral),
Al Iado de Parques de la Paz,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Boys, Day.

Unidad Educativa Cristo Rey

Calle Cristo Rey entre Sucre y Baquerizo Moreno,
Portoviejo, Manabí,
EC 13010014,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa 'Émile Jaques-Dalcroze'

Calle Río Pastaza No 777 y Av llaló de los Chillos,
San Rafael,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Julio Verne

De Los Nopales #58,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Letort

Los Guayabos Nro E 13-05 y Farsalias,
San Isidro del Inca,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Liceo del Valle

km 1 vía a Pintag,
Valle de los Chillos,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Unidad Educativa Maurice Ravel

Av. Cantabria OE2-18 y Av. Cacha (Sector San José de Morán),
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170155,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Boarding.

Unidad Educativa Monte Tabor Nazaret

Km 13.5 Via Samborondón,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Bilingüe Ecomundo

Av. Juan Tanca Marengo Km 2,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
EC 90112,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Bilingüe Leonardo da Vinci

Vía a San Mateo Km. 2.4,
a 100 metros de la Urbanización Ciudad del Mar,
Manta, Manabí,
EC 130802,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Bilingüe Liceo Panamericano

Km 3.5 vía Samborondon,
Samborondon, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Bilingüe Martim Cererê

De Los Guayacanes N51-01,
y Los Álamos,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170150,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Bilingüe Principito y Marcel Laniado de Wind

Avenida Luis Ángel León Roman y 1era Avenida 5ta,
Machala, El Oro,
EC 0701835,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Bilingüe Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Calle 5ta # 608 y Las Monjas (URDESA),
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Girls, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Isaac Newton

Guayabos N50-120 y Los Álamos,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170149,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Javier

Km 5.5 vía a la Costa,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular La Salle

Av. Abdón Calderón S18 - 104,
Conocoto,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170156,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Politécnico

Km 30.5 Vía Perimental, Campus Gustavo Galindo, Espol,
30,5 Via Perimetral,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular Redemptio

10 de Agosto 701 entre Colón y Juan Montalvo,
Jipijapa, Manabí,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Particular 'Rosa de Jesús Cordero'

Parroquia Ricaurte,
Sector el Tablón,
Cuenca, Azuay,
EC 010162,
Ecuador

Boys, Boarding.

Unidad Educativa Particular San José la Salle Latacunga

Calle Quijano y Ordoñez 532,
Y Av. General Maldonado,
Latacunga, Cotopaxi,
EC 050104,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Boarding.

Unidad Educativa Paul Dirac

Av. Pedro Vicente Maldonado y la Cocha,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170146,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Saint Dominic School

César Davila N10-222 y Charles Darwin,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Salesiana Cardenal Spellman

Mercadillo OE340 y Ulloa,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 1703125,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Salinas Innova

Av. Carlos Espinoza Larrea , via a salinas,
Junto al centro de atención ciudadana,
Salinas, Santa Elena,
EC 241550,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa San Francisco de Sales

Av. Cristobal Colón E10-07 y Tamayo,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa San Jose La Salle

Tomás Martínez 501 y Baquerizo Moreno,
Guayaquil, Guayas,
EC 090150,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Boarding.

Unidad Educativa Santana

Av. los Cerezos S/N y vía a Racar,
Cuenca, Azuay,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Unidad Educativa Terranova

Calle De Los Rieles 507,
y Ave Simón Bolívar, San Juan Alto de Cumbayá,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Theodore W. Anderson

Av. Gaspar de Villarroel E5-35 e Isla Isabela,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170104,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativa Tomás Moro

Av De Las Orquideas E13-120,
y De Los Guayacanes,
Quito, Pichincha,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Unidad Educativo Bilingüe CEBI

Calle Modesto Chacón y Av. Pedro Vásconez Sevilla,
Parroquia Izamba,
Ambato, Tungurahua,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.

Victoria Bilingual Christian Academy

Melchor de Valdez Oe-9240,
Pbx: 253-6116,
Quito, Pichincha,
EC 170528,
Ecuador

Co-educational, Day.