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, and has for many years been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in the United States. This year, AVA is seeking to complete the additional requirements to be accredited by the Brazilian government (State of Para’) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).