Families interested in beginning the admission process for their children must follow these steps:

1) Check admission calendar

Online application opens August 19, 2019


Calendar for Families Residing in Mexico applying for 2020-21 school year




Grade applying to Online Application
submitted by
Recommendation form(s)
submitted by
Admission test date
K1 October 22, 2019 December 13, 2019 January 11, 2020
K2 October 22, 2019 December 13, 2019 January 15 & 17, 2020
K3 & Grade 1 October 22, 2019 December 13, 2019 January 10, 2020
Grade 2 - 5 January 14, 2020 January 20, 2020 February 22, 2020
Grade 6 - 11 January 14, 2020 January 20, 2020 February 8, 2020

2) Apply online

To be eligible to apply the student must have a minimum of an 80% average and no failing grades.


Parents must follow this link to fill out the online admission application form.


3) Schedule an interview

After submitting the online application, parents of students applying from K1 to first grade should schedule an interview. From second grade to eleventh grade, families must follow the admission calendar.

Please note that all students must live with a parent or legal guardian while attending ASF. Guardians are required to join the applicant at the time of the admission interview so they understand the conditions of guardianship.

4) Send report cards and recommendation forms

Once you have submitted your online application, you should email current school records as they become available to the admissions office.


After the student has been enrolled in his or her current school for at least three months of the current academic year, you must request recommendation forms from that school. If you are applying for grades K1-5, please request one ASF School Recommendation form.



If you are applying for grades 6-11 please request three recommendation forms: one from the principal or counselor; one from an English or social studies teacher; and one from a math or science teacher.



Click here to request your online recommendation form. If you'd like to see a tutorial on how to get school recommendations, click here.


5) Take school-administered test

A $1,500-peso fee is charged for each test:

K1, K2, K3 or Grade 1:
  • The Admission and Financial Aid Office will schedule a visit to the ECC where candidates will be evaluated and observed.
Grades 2 through 12:
  • Applicants are interviewed and tested by the Admission and Financial Aid Office.

Admission Priorities

When there are more qualified candidates for admission than openings available, the following priorities will be taken into account:

  • Qualified children of U.S. citizens residing in Mexico and qualified native English speakers who need a U.S. -accredited education
  • Qualified children who contribute to the diversity of the school
  • Qualified siblings of children already in attendance
  • Qualified children of teachers and staff
  • Qualified children of alumni

  • ASF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the admission of the applicants, the administration of its educational or other policies and its scholarship and tuition assistance programs, and any other ASF-administered programs. ASF admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at ASF.

    Candidates arriving from abroad

    During the school year enrollment is available for qualified candidates arriving from abroad. Candidates must submit an online application and school recommendation forms. The Admission Committee will review the applicant's file once all the required documents have been received by the Admission Office. You are welcome to contact the Admission and Financial Aid Office for additional information or to check if your application file is complete.