Let us answer some questions you may have about our application process.
- The Application Process
- ASM Program
- Does ASM have a waiting list ?
- ASM Community
- Age Eligibility
- Financial Aid
- Learner Support
- Boarding and Host Program
How can I apply?
Families begin the application process by submitting an inquiry. The admissions office will respond to your inquiry and direct you to our online application process.
When should I apply?
How do I pay for admission fees?
The application fees may be paid by bank transfer. Payment by credit card will be possible as of January 2021. Detailed bank information will be provided during the application process.
How long does the admission process take?
General applications received in the fall for the following academic year will receive a response between March and August depending on space availability. All our applications submitted throughout the year or in the summer months will be processed within 2 week once all required documentation has been submitted and based on space availability.
How can we arrange to see the School?
The admissions office accepts appointments. See the visit ASM page.
Is there a waiting list?
There are times when we do not have enough space to accommodate all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will be offered a place on the waiting list and will be considered for admission if a space becomes available. When offering places to students on the waiting list the Admissions Committee considers a number of elements:
- Preference is given to US citizens
- Expatriate Families
- Families who have a need and desire for a college-preparatory program based on American standards and practices, culminating in an American and/or International Baccalaureate diploma
If a place does not become available before the start of the academic year, the student’s application must be updated for the following academic year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reapply.
- Who attends ASM?
Students from approximately 60+ countries attend ASM. ASM’s international student body represents approximately one-third American students, one-third Spanish students, and one-third of students from over fifty different nationalities. This “magical mix” of students drives the enrollment process at ASM and places great importance on the multicultural benefits of this particular learning environment.
- How many students attend ASM?
We have approximately 950-1000 students.
- What is the average length of stay?
The average time a student attends ASM is approximately three to five years.
- How does the School help with the transition of new Students & Families ?
The Administrative Team along with staff members, parent volunteers, and student ambassadors attend the New Family Orientation, which is held before the start of the academic year to welcome new families. ASM’s guidance counselors and teachers prepare transition activities and events including opportunities for new and returning students to talk about their initial experiences at the school. New students are assigned a "buddy" to help them feel included in their new school.
The Parent Lancers is our parent volunteer organization which is comprised of supportive parents. These parents are the WELCOME COMMITTEE who assist new families to During the year we have welcome events including parent coffees and various informational and recreational presentations.
See more on our Parent Lancers page.
- Does ASM provide busing?
Yes, We have designated school buses contracted by Ruiz, a local bus company.
- What are the school hours?
9:00 am - 3:45 pm with after-school activities from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you have to be a native speaker (English) to attend ASM?
- What is your vacation schedule?
Please see our school calendar for holiday information.
- What curriculum does the School offer and what Diploma does an ASM student receive?
- Does ASM offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses?
No, we do not.
- Where do ASM teachers come from?
Our teachers come from a wide range of schools in the U.S. and around the world. Spanish, French and Mandarin teachers come from their native countries.
- Does ASM have after-school sports and activities?
What diploma does an ASM student receive?
US High School and in addition they can do the IB Diploma Program.
What universities do ASM graduates attend?
They are accepted to US and top world Universities. See our Upper School Profile for where our most recent graduates are attending.