In an arduous two-day tournament held from November 30 to December 1 at the Liceo Franco Mexicano, our ASF Debate Team participated in a round-robin, demonstrating their previous research and all the hours they had put into their oratory skills during our weekly practices.
News and Events
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.
The Art Fair, held every November at the American School Foundation, is one of most anticipated events each year at ASF. Every year, the Parent Association organizes the Art Fair as a great community-building event and the main fundraiser to support the Endowment Fund for Financial Aid, as well as the many activities throughout the year for our community.
Last weekend, at The American School Foundation in Monterrey, the Bears set new limits and records for future teams to aspire to. A total of 30 medals were won! 12 gold medals, 12 silver, and six bronze! 23 student-athletes from grades 6-12 competed with pride and honor for the Bears!
ASF's Varsity Boys Basketball team competed against The American School Monterrey, The American Institute of Monterrey Preparatory School (APS) and the Peterson Schools during the latest ASOMEX Basketball C Menor tournament where the ASF Bears got the victory.
Our 16th Annual Golf Tournament, hosted by the Institutional Advancement Office, was a wonderful community building event, which helped raise funds for the Endowment Fund for Financial Aid.
Faculty and Staff from ASF participated in a small exhibition that showed another side of their lives. Visitors and parents saw a range of skills and techniques in this exhibition during Back to School Nights and hopefully learned something new about who they are in addition to the roles they play at school.
The Canadian Ambassador, Mr. Pierre Alarie, joined us to talk about his own career choices and convince students to not be afraid of change but to truly embrace it, not only in business-related scenarios but in our daily experiences too.
We would like to thank all the families and friends who attended the Tradition Meets Innovation cocktail event, where our community got to meet the Syltes in a relaxed and friendly environment. The event, hosted by the Institutional Advancement Office in partnership with the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental, took place in the Alfredo di Roma restaurant.
The 2018 Junior Eco Engineering Academy was held by Samsung in South Korea from August 7 to 9. A total of 20 students from 12 countries, attended. Among them was Stanislaw Ostyk Narbutt, a then-grade 8 student from ASF, who was selected thanks to a video, relating eco-engineering to space travel.
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.
Come join us at our traditional Holiday Bazaar and find the perfect gift for family and friends! The bazaar will be held on November 28, 29 and 30 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Lower School Multipurpose Room.
All ASF Community members and friends are invited to the ASF 49th Art Fair, which will be held on our campus on Saturday, November 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Art Fair is a long-standing tradition at ASF and is a great opportunity for all of us to come together, have fun and share a moment with family and friends while celebrating the arts.
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.