The Georgetown International Academy is a private, coeducational day school which offers an educational program compatible with the United States system for nursery through grade 12. The school has been in operation since 1971. The school year consists of 2 semesters extending approximately from the middle of August to the end of January, and from the end of January to the middle of June.
Organization: The school is governed by a school board of 7, comprising parents who have been democratically elected by the parent association. The school is incorporated in Guyana and operates within the laws of that country, but is fully accredited by AdvancED in the U.S.
Curriculum: The curriculum is largely that offered by U.S. elementary, middle and high schools, with additions intended to assist pupils in understanding Guyana and Caribbean geography and history. Textbooks are current and are from major U.S. educational publishers. GIA is fully accredited by AdvancED, and the curriculum is augmented by educational technology resources. The school is also the official SAT examination center for Guyana.
Faculty: In the 2018-2019 school year, there are 26 full-time teachers; 2 part-time teachers; 7 teacher assistants; a guidance counselor; a principal/curriculum coordinator; a special subjects coordinator, and a technology coordinator.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, enrollment was 195 (N/K: 46; grades 1-5: 88; grades 6-8: 35, and grades 9-12: 26.
Facilities: The school is housed in 2 buildings. The small campus includes classrooms, a science lab, a school library, art and music rooms, physical education, and an assembly/lunch area. There are also 2 play areas.
Finances: In the 2018-2019 school year, the school’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: N: $3,445; PK: $5,234; kindergarten: $6,884; grades 1-3: $10,080; grades 4-6: $12,372; grades 7-8: $12,945, and grades 9-12: $14,097. The school also charges a one-time registration fee of $200, and a one-time building and development fee of $5,000. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Information and statistics are current as of October 2018 and are provided by the school.