The American School of Recife is a private, not-for-profit, co-educational day school founded in 1957. The school offers a Nursery through Grade 12 instructional program for students currently representing 13 nationalities. The two semesters comprising the school year extend from August to December and from January to June. The school is accredited by AdvancED-SACS in the United States and by the State of Pernambuco Ministry of Education and Recife Municipal Education Council in Brazil. The school is a member of the Association of American Schools in Brazil (AASB), the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA) and the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE). Class hours are 7:50 a.m.-3:15 p.m., and extra-curricular activities start at 3:30p.m. The school has no religious affiliation.