Mr. Mark Iver Sylte, our new Executive Director, welcomed students from Lower School to Upper School back on campus for the 2018-19 school year. During a busy morning at school, Mark met with students, Heads and faculty, to begin to build relationships with new peers and lay foundations to help ensure a smooth transition to ASF.
News and Events
Don't miss our first Back to School Night hosted by Athletics and Extended Learning! Join us on August 9, and find out more about the sports and activities that your child will be able to participate in during the new school year.
Susan Olivo has been a part of ASF for the past 22 years, starting out as a grade 1 teacher and navigating her way to Head of the ECC. Before she leaves on her well-deserved retirement, we interviewed Susan, who will undoubtedly be back at ASF again, this time, in her role as a loving grandmother!
On May 24, the Bear Boosters held the Athletic Excellence and Sportsmanship Award Gala to honor the school's outstanding athletes.
The Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony took place on Sunday in the Jenkins Foundation Wellness Center. After a year of coursework, projects and final exams, 180 proud seniors graduated from ASF among family and friends, and are now ready to move on towards their chosen career paths.
This year, as part of their Grade 5 program, students María Fernanda Chelala Ortega and Ana María Michelle González Salazar decided to take on the great challenge of interviewing U.S Ambassador Roberta Jacobson.
The Parent Association organized the ASF Teachers' Day Brunch for all Faculty and Staff in the Wellness Center (WEC). Parents were encouraged to share a local dish, offering a multicultural selection for all teachers and support staff.
Board of Trustees Members, Foundation Members, parents, faculty, staff members, former employees, alumni and friends of Paul Williams, came together during an event to honor his 31-year career at ASF and his retirement at the end of the school year.
Our ASF community closed its 2018 Virtual Race exceeding our goal of $ 1,000,000 pesos. Students from ECC to Upper School, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, alumni and PA united under one goal: to offer talented children the opportunity of a world class education.
For the third consecutive year, over 70 parents came together in a wonderful display of community effort to produce and perform a play to surprise students on Children's Day.
On April 17 and 18, over 50 parents, staff and leadership personnel participated as learners in two workshops: Raising Multilinguals and Raising Readers.
The Alumni Association inaugurated the 2018 Alumni Soccer Tournament at 8:00 a.m. on the dot. Ten teams congregated on the Upper Field for some good all-soccer fun, as family and friends cheered on their favorite teams.
On April 12, ASF alumni commemorated the 130 years of the school with a breakfast, networking and fun. The Alumni Association also had a chance to thank Paul Williams for his many years of contributions to the school and wish him all the best on his retirement.
Friends and families of the Upper School Theatre Company crowded into The Ángeles Espinosa Yglesias Fine Arts Center for the highly anticipated presentation of Rock of Ages, a musical performance featuring big hair, flashy costumes and hits from the '80s.
K1 students started this morning by welcoming spring in a very special way: celebrating life. By taking a handful of colored sand, they shouted something they were thankful for: either for the flowers, the animals or for life on Earth as a whole. Someone even thanked for the unicorns!
To celebrate Women's Day at ASF, Lorena Ochoa visited our campus and offered Middle School students a one hour conference in the Ángeles Espinosa Yglesias Fine Arts Center. During her presentation, she encouraged students to follow their dreams and work hard to accomplish their goals in life.
The ASF boys' and girls' varsity soccer teams travelled to Monterrey to take participate in the Juvenil C ASOMEX annual tournament. In total, 38 players (19 on each team) represented our school in exciting matches that earned both teams the championship.
ASF experienced an amazing family day during our annual Run for Education. Around 1,100 enthusiastic runners from all ages took part in the 3K walk, 5K and 10K races and kids' races, from the campus at ASF down Chapultepec. After, families met back on campus to enjoy snacks from PG BBQ and catch up with friends.
On their 150 Anniversary, The American Benevolent Society honored ASF Trustee Frances Huttanus with the Herb Wallace Lifelong Community Service Award, for her tireless efforts to help Americans in need.
Every year, students, parents, faculty and staff who represent the core values at ASF are recognized with a special award. During this year's celebration, the event took on a special significance, as we are commemorating 130 years.
The IBVA SEN18R EXHIBIT was unveiled in the lobby of the Ángeles Espinosa Yglesias Fine Arts Center. Parents, students, teachers and staff appreciated an afternoon of arts and enjoyed small bites to eat on the upper floor, as the IBVA students read out poetry and played the ukulele.
ASF is once again hosting a 3-day professional development workshop on our campus on April 12-14, 2018. This workshop led by Elena Aguilar's staff is directed at school administrators and teacher leaders.
Upper School students crowded into the WEC for the 2018 opening ceremony of the MUN conference, focused on redefining privilege and putting its advantages to better use. As our guest speaker, Father Alejandro Solalinde, took over the microphone with an opening speech.
Don't miss this chance and join us on Thursday, April 5 to hear speakers from leading companies talking about safety, privacy, and future trends in technology.
Parents, students and friends of all ages, crowded in to the Ángeles Espinosa Yglesias Fine Arts Center to watch the Middle School's interpretation of Fiddler on the Roof.
The ASF Upper School was ranked as one of the best schools in Mexico City! In Reforma's special issue of Mejores Prepas, this year we scored fourth place in the overall ranking.
The American School Foundation is proud to invite all parents, teachers and community members to the Innovation Leadership Summit which will take place on February 27, featuring guest speaker, Dr. William Rankin.
The ECC came to life last week with over 600 grandparents and grand friends, visiting our youngest students. We are happy that so many grandparents joined us at this event, which has become a wonderful tradition at ASF!
The Middle School ASF Theater Company invites you to join us in Anatevka, a small village somewhere in Russia where traditions dictate daily life... except that traditions are about to change...
In an attempt to leave a mark of their own in a significant way, seniors from the AP Studio class worked collectively to create a Senior Mural.
The ASF Board of Trustees has initiated the process of identifying, evaluating and, ultimately, proposing members of our community for the open positions on the Board of Trustees. Here's our nominating committee.
Once again, the annual ASF Toy Drive was a huge success. This year, members from our community, surprised children from a neighborhood in Álvaro Obregón called Santa Rosa who were greatly affected by the September earthquakes.
ASF's emergency response brigade, which is made up of members of our maintenance staff, operations and security personnel, took place in a special firefighting training course.
The financial aid application process for the 2018-19 school year is now open. The last day to pick up an application is March 2!
Lower School and Middle School students showed off at the Talent Show. It's not easy to go on-stage and display what makes you special, yet they did!
The Ballet Floklórico of Amalia Hernández visited our campus to present a show dedicated to the holiday season, where Christmas festivities and traditional dances from Mexico are combined.
As every year, the ASF Toy Drive is here! Community members (students, staff, faculty and parents) are encouraged to bring in a toy that will be given to a child in need over the holidays.
On Saturday, January 20, ASF will hold its 11th Local Academic Recruiting Fair. Read this article to learn more!
Miami Heat coaches visited our campus to carry out a 45 minute clinic in partnership with Teletón and Kadima, associations that raise awareness and organize fundraising campaigns for people with disabilities.
ECC filled the winter holidays with color, as they sang traditional Mexican song "De Colores", as parents joined in.
Winter is here and to begin celebrating the season, US spread the holiday spirit with its annual concert under the direction of music teacher, Kyle Pape.
On January 11, at 6:00 p.m. in the FAC, join us for a screening of the winner of the Best Picture Award at the 22nd International Palm Beach Film Festival, 2017.
On November 16, the second ASF retiree breakfast was held in an italian restaurant in Mexico City.
This year, ASF Alumni wanted to contribute in lowering the waste generated during the Art Fair, which was possible by using 2000 plastic reusable plates, greatly lessening the need for plastic and reducing our impact on the environment.
Don't miss Amalia Hernández ballet, "Navidades en México". Tickets are $400 pesos and will support the American School Foundation endowment fund for financial aid.
Come share the Holiday Spirit with us at the Holiday Bazaar, which will be held on December 6,7 and 8, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the LS Multipurpose Room. ASF will host over 90 vendors this year.
Grade 6 students took over the Wellness Center during two hours for the yearly tianguis, selling a range of different products created using Mazahua honey.
The ASF running team traveled to Torreón from November 9 to 12, to compete against 13 other schools from all around Mexico in a variety of track events. We had a great showing and came home with a total of 19 medals (8 gold, 5 silver, and 6 bronze).