New Members of the AEA American Educational Association (ACS Calvert) Staff,

Welcome to the American Cooperative School of La Paz!

We offer an excellent college preparatory American and international education that enables our graduates to enter their top choice universities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America. It is our goal that each of our students acquire the knowledge and skills and dispositions that will allow them to succeed in college and beyond. We achieve this by hiring a world-class faculty that engages students in the learning process and delivers a broad-based curriculum. Our program includes rigorous academic study, pursuit of the arts, athletics and wellness and involvement in a robust extra curricular offer including student-driven clubs and an extensive community service program.

This orientation guide contains useful information about the American Cooperative School and living in La Paz.


The ACS Leadership Team

  • Jamie Otis, Superintendent
  • Maria Inarra, Elementary Principal
  • Grace Kerscher, Secondary Principal

Child Protection

ACS adheres to International, American and Bolivian Child Protection and Safety standards, anyone working directly with ACS Students must complete International and Local police background checks, additional policies and procedures can be found in the ACS Children Protection Policy.

Child Protection Policy

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