American Program

The school is accredited by AdvancED, through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), as well as the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) in the U.S. All students follow this program's requirements for the United States high school diploma, with optional Upper School coursework available through the IB, AP and Mexican programs described below.

Academic Policies

The American School Foundation expects stakeholders to be aware of the policies that drive learning and teaching as well as our decision-making. Understanding these will help students in their academic and social development at the School. Our faculty have collaborated in the creation and review of these policies, hence, our goal is for students and families to understand them in order to enhance the ASF experience.

IB Programmes

ASF is an IB World School offering three International Baccalaureate programs — the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP), which is an optional two-year program that offers Upper School students advanced-level work in a variety of areas. As an IB continuum school, ASF uses two aspects of the IB that are the staple of our programmes:
  • IB Learner Profile - used to promote ASF's core values as the backbone to build international-mindedness.
  • Approaches to Learning - Skills that positively influence and support a student's approach to lifelong learning. Our curriculum addresses these skills throughout the K-12 curriculum.

Authorized contact for Early Years PYP: Kristal Rice (K1-K3)

Authorized contact for PYP: Tara Munroe (Grades 1-5)

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement courses are offered at the Upper School level, giving students the opportunity to challenge themselves and earn university credit. The Advanced Placement International Diploma is an option for those who wish to demonstrate outstanding achievement on AP exams across several disciplines.

Mexican Program

The Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP, Mexican Education Secretariat) revalidates ASF studies for grades K through 12, while the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, National Autonomous University of Mexico) revalidates studies for grades 10 through 12. The Mexican program offers students validation of coursework for entry into other Mexican schools and universities affiliated with UNAM. ASF's accreditations and high academic standards allow students to transfer to other schools around the world seamlessly. For more information on the ASF Mexican program, please send an email to or contact  for general information.

Services for Academic Success

Services for Academic Success (SAS) serves students with formally diagnosed, mild to moderate learning disabilities, specifically, speech and language impairment and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The SAS program has been recognized as one of the most solid of its kind in international schools for more than 20 years.
The main purpose of the SAS program is to facilitate a student's success in the learning challenges he or she faces in his or her daily academic environment, closing learning gaps to ensure they can participate fully in regular classes. Services are available from ECC through grade 12 as an integrated support system in which regular and special educators provide the best alternatives for academic success. Specialists create Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) to facilitate the remediation of learning differences for each student in the program.
The main goal of SAS is to facilitate the full integration of all students into the school community. Click here to see more detailed information on ASF’s special education services, or contact SAS Coordinator .