The Amazon Valley Academy (AVA) is an English language school near the mouth of the Amazon.  Founded in 1958, it is currently located on land purchased by Wycliffe and the Unevangelized Field Missions of Great Britain and North America (UFM).  It was operated as a boarding school for the missionary kids (Mks).  In the past few years, operational control of the school has been assumed by the Network of Independent of Christian Schools (NICS). 

The campus is on a tropical 18 acre fenced compound with individual buildings for k-6, 7-12, the Library and media center, the gymnasium and a snack bar.  The compound, also, has two playing fields, playgrounds and a swimming pool.  The campus in just North of the Castanheira Shopping Mall, 3 km. NNE of the rapidly growing City of Belem and only one block North of BR316, the main highway leading out of the City. The campus is easily accessible by public transportation

Today only a few boarding students are on campus and the enrollment has expanded to include both International Students and Brazilian Students.  The current enrollment is about 50 percent Mks.

AVA has a long history of academic excellence and is Brazil?s most experienced international school.  Over 90% of the graduating class enroll in colleges and universities around the world.

The school offers enrollment to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.  Students of all races, nationalities, and religions are welcome.

AVA operates as an American school accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

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Physical Address:
Amazon Valley Academy
BR 316 Km3
Travessa Tenri,   n 132
67113-120 Ananindeua, Brazil    
Mailing Address:
Amazon Valley Academy
Caixa Postal 5170
Ag. Cabanagem
67113-120 Belem, Para 


AVA in nestled in the suburb of Ananindeua, Brazil only 3 km from Belem one block North of route 316.  The city of Belem is the wettest and one of the oldest in Colonial America.  Founded by Castelo Branco in 1615 it consists of a series of islands and deep river and narrow green waterways.  The citizens of the Belem area declared themselves an independent nation, the Republic of Para, on November 26, 1689; but their nation was defeated by the British and the Portuguese with the loss of about 30,000 of the 150,000 population, and Belem became a part of Brazil in 1775.

The old Portuguese portion of the city is a major tourist attraction with the charm of tree-filled squares, churches, and blue tiles. The old city core combines in shocking contrast chic neoclassic or art nouveau sets of buildings. some from the colonials period, many others are extravagant structures of the rubber barons period, 1830-1920.  The area has tidal beaches on both the Amazon River and the Atlantic Ocean.

Belem?s position at the confluence of the Para and Amazon Rivers, has turned it into one of the world's busiest ports.  From the port one can go  upriver on either ocean- going ships or one of the colorful  river boats. The trip highlights a  vast array of animal life and plant life of the surrounding area.   Many of the animals and plants are not found anywhere else on the planet.