Academic excellence

Official Youth Academy of Villarreal CF

Accredited by the Indiana department of education


  1. A student or parent may inquire through the website or contact the school directly at +1 (574) 402-0100
  2. Director Hunt or Principal Griffey will schedule a tour of school; for international students, this may vary
  3. The parent/guardian will then fill out our enrollment and financial aid forms
  4. ISAA will then request transcripts to determine class placement 


Parents/Guardians from Indiana must apply for the Indiana School Choice Scholarship to qualify for the following scholarships:

  1. ISAA uses a sliding scale of 10% of annual household income to determine tuition
  2. ISAA may offer additional scholarships in addition to said sliding scale
  3. ISAA’s tuition prior to the sliding scale is $29,900


Ethan Hunt Founder, Executive Director

Masters in Sport Management, Johan Cruyff Institute & the Autonomous University of Barcelona; BA Sport Management, Bethel University, cum laude.

Director Hunt has obtained his National Coaching Diploma from United Soccer Coaches, has completed Sports Management Worldwide’s “Soccer Management and Scouting” & “Soccer Analytics” courses, and is CPR certified. Ethan was Bethel University’s Kinesiology Student of the Year in 2017-18 and Bethel University’s Servant-Leader of the Year in 2018-19. Director Hunt was awarded St. Joseph County Citizen of the Year 2021.

MRS. Krista Griffey Principal

Mrs. Krista Griffey joined ISAA in January 2022. She started off in organizational management at ISAA, rapidly promoting to administration, and now principal. Krista led ISAA’s successful petition for accreditation to the Indiana Board of Education, is lead administrator on academic and behavioral matters, and assists in ISAA event planning. Krista is married to her wonderful husband, Scoby, and resides in Mishawaka, IN.

Mrs. Sandra Ponce de Leon Director of Student development, spanish/art instructor

Mrs. Sandra Ponce de Leon joined ISAA in August 2021 (founding). She has her associate’s degree in Graphic Communication from Universitad Autonoma Metropolitana (Metropolitan Autonomous University) in Mexico City, Mexico. Sandra has over 25 years of Spanish teaching experience. At ISAA, Sandra also helps in a multitude of other areas, including yearbook and admissions. Sandra is married to her wonderful husband, David, and resides in Granger, IN. 

Teaching Staff

Mr. Neil bakshi Mathematics & Social Studies Instructor

Neil is a Senior Education major at IUSB, with a focus in History, Economics, Geography, & Government. Neil is also a math tutor at Mathnasium.

In his spare time, Neil enjoys watching history documentaries and football games, in equal measure.

MRS. JANET FARIAS SAT, ACT, and college & Careers instructor

MS Counseling & BS Education, Indiana University 

Founder of JEMA Academics; over 25 years of academic advising experience

Mr. Santiago Retzloff Science & Statistics Instructor

Santiago graduated from Purdue University with his degree in Entomology.
Mr. Retzloff will be teaching science at ISAA, and is passionate about showing kids the wonders of the natural world.

Mr. Kalet Ponce De Leon English & Weight Lifting Instructor

University of Arizona, College of Humanities Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
• Major: Emphasis: Arts, Media and Entertainment // Minor: Psychology // GPA: 3.721
• Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List w/Distinction 2020-2023, Academic Year Academic
Distinction 2021-2022

Sample Student Schedule


9:30-10:20 – SAT/ACT/College & Careers

10:30-11:20 – Spanish

11:30-12:20 – Environmental Science

12:30-1:20 – Lunch

1:30-2:20 – Probability & Statistics

2:30-3:30 – Study Hall

3:30-4:20 – Computer Science


9:30-10:50 – English

11:00-12:20 – Art

12:30-1:20 – Lunch

1:30-2:50 – U.S. History

3:00-4:20 – Weight Lifting

Diplomas offered are the Indiana Core 40 and the Indiana Core 40 with Honors


ISAA admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate based upon race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, per the Revenue Procedure 75-50, 1975-2 C.B. 587, as modified by Revenue Procedure 2019-22, I.R.B. 1260.