Three Divisions, One School, Committed to Excellence
The ASM academic program expects extraordinary learning for and from every student. We are committed to a stimulating and supportive learning environment where students thrive in all aspects of their development; academically, ethically, physically, socially, and emotionally. Critical thinking, empathy, problem-solving, and a creative mindset are built into the program of the school. ASM develops confident, independent individuals who will embrace learning and future challenges with skill and enthusiasm.
ASM is an American International School, following the American curriculum from Early Childhood to Grade 10 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in grades 11 and 12. At ASM, the primary language of instruction is English. ASM graduates all receive an US High School Diploma, an American-style diploma based on completing credit requirements. In addition, Graduates may work toward an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and/or the Spanish certification.
The ASM Learning Community
We believe that extraordinary learning comes from a sense of belonging, and the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the life of the school. ASM students and teachers bring a diversity of knowledge, experiences, and accomplishments to our community. Our diversity is a source of strength and inspiration. But what we all share, our common ground, is a love of learning and a desire to be challenged. At each grade level, students are challenged academically and personally to learn and grow. From the lab to the stage, in art and music, in mathematics and literature, in the study of history and language, our faculty and staff guide students as they gain understanding and attitudes and develop the skills that will best prepare them for success in a global society.
ASM students are supported by faculty and staff with outstanding experience and credentials in their fields, as well as a passion for educating young people. An ongoing, collaborative, professional development program and evaluation system supports teachers at all stages of their careers by supporting their growth in areas such as pedagogy (the study of how best to teach), inclusion and equity, technology, and discipline-specific knowledge.
In keeping with the Philosophy, Objectives, and Learning Beliefs of ASM, teachers in all divisions recognize that in addition to working with students to achieve optimal academic achievement, it is important to promote constructive learner attitudes, skills and behaviors, including the development of a student’s passion for learning, collaboration, the disposition to apply critical and creative thinking skills, and a willingness to work hard to achieve one’s full potential.
To this end, each Division has created a Learner Profile based on the IB Learner Profile but written to address the developmental level of our different learners. Each Learner Profile lists the attributes, attitudes and associated behaviors that we wish to develop in our students. The Learner Profile helps teachers and students to establish goals, plan instruction, generate discussions, and reflect on learner behaviors and citizenship. The advancement of the attitudes, attributes and behaviors of the Learner Profile is a central focus of the program in each Division and considered by our staff to be critical to long-term student success.
Involves real-world experiences, risk and failure, self-reflection, and choice.
Is a continuous process.
Requires pushing through challenges and 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.