To the American School of Madrid, a private, non-profit, co-educational organization, serving the needs of the American and international communities in Madrid.


The American School of Madrid provides both quality and continuity in American elementary and college-preparatory education. It makes possible the acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior that will prepare its students to be critical and concerned members of a changing society, aware of their responsibilities to themselves, to others, and to future generations.


Expecting extraordinary learning for and from every student


should be purposeful & relevant


is a real world experience, with risk and failure, self-reflection, and choice


is a continuous process


requires pushing through challenges & perceived limits


is facilitated by skillful,
caring teachers


requires students to actively
own their own learning


takes place within a positive, supportive school community


is supported by perseverance, problem solving, self-reflection, time management, empathy, and collaboration.


requires creativity by teachers and students


The curriculum is that of the United States with emphasis in the higher grades upon preparing students for college. Instruction is in English. All students are required to study Spanish. The school’s testing program includes the National Merit (SAT) and College Entrance Examination Board tests. The school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Most of the graduates attend colleges and universities in the U.S. Some continue their studies in Spain and all over the world. The PK-12 program is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. ASM is an IB world school with an accredited IB diploma program. The school is also accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education and offers the Spanish Official Program.

ASM offers many additional academic courses and programs to ensure counseling, education and support in an accredited learning environment.





The ASM campus is located 12 kilometers west of Madrid, in Pozuelo de Alarcon. The facilities were inaugurated in 1967 and currently include four main buildings; a lower school building which includes classrooms as well as a Lower School Learning Commons-Library, a Lower School science lab, a full gymnasium and a playground, a Middle and Upper school with Learning Commons and cafeteria renovated in 2016, a Center for the Arts that houses 3 art classrooms, 3 music classrooms, 1 drama classroom, a 600-seat auditorium and a large multipurpose room. The Science Center and Athletics Complex include all middle and upper school science labs, a full-sized gymnasium, fitness and weight room, and health and yoga room. Outdoor PE facilities include 2 tennis courts, all-purpose weather track; a turf soccer field; a new (2018) multipurpose field for baseball and other sports including changing rooms and a concessions stand. There are four digital labs, one dedicated to digital arts and one to robotics.