Admissions Criteria

The School accepts applications from academically qualified students of all nationalities and cultures.
When considering admission, the school will take the following into account:

  • ASM’s mission,
  • intellectual ability and aptitudes,
  • available space,
  • extra-curricular interests,
  • financial resources of the family, etc.
Admission to The American School of Madrid is based on the following criteria:
  • a student’s past academic record and performance.
  • appropriate letters of recommendation,
  • standardized tests, and
  • a meeting between the student and parents and the Head of Admissions, the appropriate School director and the Headmaster.

Preference is given to U.S. citizens who are fluent in the English language, are transferring from other U.S./international schools whose programs closely match the ASM course of study and who can meet the school’s academic standards and financial requirements. Thereafter, preference is given to students who are fluent in the English language, and who have a need and desire for a college preparatory program based on American standards and practices.

The school also gives preference to brothers and sisters of currently enrolled students, but does not guarantee their admission. The school also takes into account families of alumni, but does not guarantee their admission. Regardless of the date of application, final acceptance is determined by the Admissions Committee based upon previously stated criteria.

Prior to applying to ASM, parents with children with special needs are requested to submit all pertinent documentation to ASM in order that the admissions committee can carefully analyze them to determine whether or not ASM has an appropriate program for their children. Documentation that may be helpful would include Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), educational evaluation reports, 504 plans, evaluations from psychologists, doctor’s evaluations, teacher recommendations

The school reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant.

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