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Mission and Values

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American & International

The American School of Madrid is an educational institution with an international mindset. American values, culture, and standards are our building blocks. We are grounded on a personalized, collaborative effort to nurture articulate and independent global thinkers.

Excellence & Challenge

Students are challenged to reach their full potential, academically and socially. Our school provides opportunities to develop areas of expertise, balancing well-being, accomplishment, and rigor. ASM offers a breadth and depth of resources and experiences in academics, sports, and the arts, with opportunities to apply and transfer knowledge and skills.

Innovation & Collaboration

We encourage students to learn from their mistakes and be willing to take risks. Our community embraces change with optimism and resourcefulness. We promote critical thinking as the cornerstone of an American education in a modern campus designed for collaborative and open engagement.

Belonging & Community

Once a Lancer, always a Lancer. We believe in taking care of one another and building rewarding relationships between parents, students, and staff. We celebrate our differences as a source of strength. Our campus is a safe place where we are collectively responsible for making each other feel comfortable, welcome, and supported.

Diversity & Inclusion

We offer a multilingual and multicultural experience, benefitting from diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Our international community values respect, inclusion, and kindness.

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We empower lifelong learners to take on challenges and thrive, care for others in our diverse international community, and think globally and creatively toward a better future.

ASM is accredited by The Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. Our Strategic Plan is part of the accreditation process and an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement. It was developed based on the data collected during the Self Study that took place during the 2020-21 school year and the input from community focus groups held in September 2021. The goals in the Strategic Plan are designed to realize ASM’s Mission by providing the foundation and direction for achieving and maintaining excellence. 

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