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Aquinas International Academy
Accredited k-12 Online School


AIA is dedicated to developing a learning environment for students in the USA & abroad to study a traditional American education. AIA provides year-round personalized learning plans for each student, giving them the flexibility to learn independently or with live instruction, maximizing their learning potential!


Our Accreditation is from Cognia (formerly AdvancED), which is the largest Accreditation agency in the U.S. formed by a merger of 3 of the 6 leading Regional Accreditation agencies in the U.S. Cognia accreditation is recognized in 85 countries. At AIA, we are wholeheartedly committed to the concept that knowledge is indeed power and that the power of knowledge can remove barriers of mistrust, enhance understanding, and forge friendships between people and nations. While generating immense goodwill and cooperation between young and old. This is the underpinning philosophy behind everything we do in seeking to spread access to an American education throughout the international community.

Our dedication at AIA is to enable as many students as would like to experience this life-changing opportunity of “American education at your fingertips—everywhere!” to have that chance. In the past, students had to come to America to access an American education, but we can now make that education available to any student, at any grade level, in their home country. Our goal is to help prepare the student to improve his or her portfolio for college acceptance by adding a Fully Accredited U.S. high school studying experience to it. We encourage you to offer this opportunity to your children and thus change the rest of their lives. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Principal Aquinas International Academy

Jim Gillen


Welcome! My name is Jim Gillen and I am President of Aquinas International Academy (AIA). It is my very great pleasure to introduce you to AIA, a fully Accredited K-12, private, non-denominational American School whose motto is “American education at your fingertips—Everywhere!”  AIA specializes in making American education available anywhere in the world to a student, no matter where he/she is.

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