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Private American Overseas Day School offering English instruction

School Profile

SCCS School Profile

Director General: Dr. Eric Olsen,

High School Principal: Dr. Silke Marina Schöler,

Middle School Principal:  Mr. Hudson Thurston,

College Placement Counselor: Mr. Adam Kendis,

Founded in 1959 by Gulf Oil and a group of Bolivian families, Santa Cruz Cooperative School was originally established to serve the children of the Gulf Oil Company personnel. In 1970, SCCS became the cooperative it is today. It is located in Santa Cruz, the most populated as well as the fastest growing city in Bolivia with approximately 1.750.000 habitants. SCCS is a private, coeducational day school that offers a rigorous college preparatory program leading to American and Bolivian high school diplomas. The SCCS curriculum is aligned to the Common Core and NGSS Standards. The language of instruction is English, other than in foreign language courses, and is offered to students from PK – 12th. 78 percent of students at SCCS are Bolivian, 10 percent are U.S. citizens, and the remaining 12 percent are from other nations around the world. 11 percent of the SCCS student population has double citizenship with 690 students in total. SCCS is housed on an 8-acre campus with facilities that include: 43 classrooms, a library media center, four science laboratories, four computer laboratories, two conference rooms, a sports complex, three outdoor playing fields and a full-service cafeteria.

At SCCS we cultivate lifelong learners who are critical and creative thinkers, principled leaders and compassionate global citizens. The Jaguar community supports, inspires and challenges every mind and heart to reach their full potential.
Expectations for student learning include: proficient and fluent communication in English and Spanish, the use of critical and higher-order thinking skills within the process of decision making and problem solving, efficiency in the use of technology and resources, responsibility in the area of citizenship and active participation in community service, understanding of the importance of intellectual, emotional and physical welfare, respectful attitudes and behavior towards all members of the school community and, the development of positive work ethics, organizational and study skills. The SCCS core values are respect, kindness, integrity, responsibility, resilience and collaboration.

  • SCCS students strive to be inquirers, critical thinkers and problem solvers who cultivate curiosity, develop research skills, evaluate information critically, construct meaningful knowledge and apply it in the real world.
  • Collaborators and leaders with strong cultural, global and environmental awareness who develop strong interpersonal and team-related skills, work autonomously and with others, learn from each other and contribute to the learning of others.
  • Effective communicators who express themselves confidently in more than one language and who understand and are able to communicate ideas in writing, verbally and digitally under the consideration of perspectives of other individuals and groups.
  • Creative and innovative learners who identify opportunities of scientific, economic and social growth and who independently and cooperatively explore and generate new ideas and strategies to become ambassadors of change.