AlphaMax Academy

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AlphaMax Academy is a private international school established on September 1, 1998, in the Republic of Suriname. The academic program, delivered in English, caters for students from kindergarten through high school (K-13). It is one of five private international schools delivering courses in English.

The Academy emphasizes the cultivation and acquisition of sound, classical,foundational knowledge and learning skills,both language-based and quantitative.

The school is run by the Directors of the AlphaMax Foundation, who provide individual attention and teaching to the student body.

A BRIEF HISTORY The Academy, which is registered in the Republic of Suriname and recognized by the Suriname Ministry of Education, was started in 1998 by a group of academics in Suriname.

English is the language of instruction through all levels.

'GRADING SYSTEM' The Academy utilizes the standard American grades of A, B, C, D & F based on a 4.0 system where A is excellent, B is good, C is average, D is poor, and F signifies failure.

Since 2007,The Academy also offers the Global Assessment Certificate. This is a Grade 13 program.

International External Examinations offered on-campus: P-SAT (Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test)TPF*FPT - October each year American College Test, SAT,IELTS, (ACT)TPF++FPT - All International Test Dates available.

International External Examinations not offered on-campus, but required and offered in Paramaribo or overseas: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


Two diplomas are offered: the higher one, which is called the Diploma of Academic Excellence, is reflective of the graduate’s successful completion of Advanced Placement (VWO-level) requirements. The second diploma, the Certificate of General Proficiency, is granted to students who attain the General Equivalency Diploma (HAVO) level of education.


High school students at the Academy, pursuing the Diploma of Academic Excellence, are invited to choose one of the following streams of study based on their career interest or choice.

Business, Science, Humanities,Architecture

  • There is a General Studies stream for students who are undecided or have not determined a specific career choice.

Guianas Youth Environmental Awareness Program In 2002, the AlphaMax Academy and Foundation, in collaboration and partnership with TVE (Television for the Environment (London, United Kingdom), the World Wildlife Fund WWF-Guianas), the University of Suriname, the University of Guyana, and 12 participating primary and secondary institutions in two countries, initiated the Environmental Awareness Program.In addition to field activities, the youth environmental awareness program features a Foundation-guided television series which is viewed in thousands of households in Suriname and Guyana.