Quito has many of the main educational institutions of the country. Some of these institutions are called international because of their association with other countries.
The school period in Quito lasts for nine months, divided in three trimesters that generally begin in September and finish in July. Schools are either public, municipal or private. Schools with international relations are private.
The main schools in Quito with international agreements are: Americano of Quito (Carcelén, north of Quito), Albert Einstein (Carcelén), Colegio Alemán (San Patricio, Cumbaya '), American Alliance (Villalengua 187), Cotopaxi Academy (De las Higuerillas and Alondras, Monteserrín), among other schools.