Amazon Valley Academy

Amazon Valley Academy (AVA) is an independent, coeducational, tuition-based international school located in Belém, Brazil. AVA provides a Pre-K through Grade 12 education for the expatriate and local Brazilian communities alike. An American college-preparatory curriculum is offered with English as the main language of instruction. Founded in 1958 by a group of mission agencies who were seeking a place to educate their children while the parents served in the precarious conditions of the interior, AVA operated as a missionary children’s boarding school for nearly 40 years. Until the late 1990s the school operated exclusively as a service for expatriate students; however, as the century drew to a close and many missionary families relocated, the school proudly opened its doors to the local Brazilian community who were interested in an international-styled American education.


Amazon Valley Academy

Location Category:

South America




Rodovia BR 316 – Km 3
Tv. Tenri No. 132 Coqueiro
Ananindeua 67113-120


102 Students PreK-12


International, United States


18 faculty members, including 11 U.S. citizens, 6 host-country nationals, and 1 third-country national

School Year:

August – June

Year Founded:


Average Class Size:

Elementary: 50, Secondary: 50



Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Belem, Location Type: Urban, Campus Size (hectares): 1.2, No of Buildings: 3, No of Campuses: 1, No of Classrooms: 18, No of volumes in Library: 2, 000, No of instructional computers: 6

Physical Facilities:

Art Room(s): 1, Covered play area(s): 2, Playing field(s): 1, Science lab(s): 1, Air Conditioning: Yes