It is through our caring and inclusive community formed by students, parents, dedicated faculty and staff, corporate partners, Board of Trustees and Foundation members that we have been able to offer the best of American independent education since 1888.

FAQ

Q: Where does the money go in ASF?

A: The school receives income from tuition and registration, bus service fees, summer camp fees and donations, among other sources. With the exception of donations, all of these sources of income go into the General Fund, which supports schoolwide operations such as compensation and fringe benefits, school materials, school transportation and many more costs.

Q: What is the Endowment Fund?

A: The Endowment Fund for Financial Aid is a restricted fund, which was established in 1988 to provide financial aid to qualified ASF students. Currently it allows us to help more than 300 students – some 14% of our student body.

Financial Aid is awarded to deserving families who otherwise would be unable to afford an ASF education for their children. It is based on an application process and includes a complete socioeconomic study by a third-party agency. The Board has set the ambitious goal of increasing financial aid to 20% of the student body in the next 13 years.

Q: What is diversity at ASF?

A: The American School Foundation seeks talented students and families from different nationalities, religions, cultures and pursuits that are committed to the vision and mission of the school, regardless of financial capabilities. The school actively recruits and supports students and families who have demonstrated leadership in the arts, academics, athletics, community service and entrepreneurship, among others. Diversity is valued as a means of enrichment and integral to the formative process of an ASF student.

Q: Why give?

A: We know how important The American School Foundation is to you and your children. You, as an alumnus or alumna, or your children as students are spending some of their most formative years here. They will meet some of their closest friends, or maybe even his/her spouse or partner, right here. Your children are expanding their minds and broaden their horizons here, acquiring critical thinking, getting to know people from all over the world and learning how to engage with people whose ideas were are different from their own. Here your children are learning how to craft an argument, how to dig deeper, how to push their selves, how to constantly improve and so much more.

The ASF is a special place and, with your help, we can continue to give that experience to the students of the present and the future. Your gift to the American School Foundation will help to attract and keep world-class faculty and exceptional students, offer a rigorous and innovative curriculum, and promote an intellectual environment that encourages students to love learning, live purposefully and to become responsible, contributing citizens of the world.

Q: How much can I give?

A: Every peso counts! It’s not the size of the contribution that matters; what matters is the outcome your giving produces.