The American School of Madrid has been preparing students for their future for over 60 years. ASM welcomes students of all nationalities who desire an American college-preparatory education. ASM brings together the vibrant and rich cultural heritage of Spain with the diversity of a truly international community to create a unique and inspiring learning environment. ASM’s diverse student body balances the American, Spanish, and International elements of our community. The ASM community is welcoming, supportive, and open. It is a school where students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Enrollment at ASM averages 1000 students from Kindergarten Level 1 through Grade 12. ASM maintains class sizes that are consistent with the current educational practices at the best private American and international schools abroad.
The nationality distribution of the students at ASM is approximately one-third U.S. citizens, one-third Spanish citizens, and one-third citizens of approximately 60 other countries around the world.
The following year, seeking a long term, consolidated location, ASM Board architect, Bob Parker, obtained a ten-acre plot outside of Aravaca as a future home of the school. At that time, there was a single paved road through sheep farms to town and the city skyline was a low spread looking east across the Casa de Campo. On November 2, 1967, ASM opened in its current location -- what is today the building which houses the Upper School. ASM alumni remember a time when the campus was open and the field in the back was a rough grass soccer pitch.
In April 2021, a new chapter in the history of ASM started with the opening of a new zero-energy Middle School and Administration building.
The American School of Madrid is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, an
American accreditation organization. ASM is also recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education. This allows
Spanish citizens to pursue our unique Program which provides access to Spanish universities. In addition, ASM
is certified by the International Baccalaureate Organization, which allows students access to European and other
universities worldwide. All students follow a rigorous curriculum, with English as the language of instruction.