American School of Valencia (ASV)
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3.8 from 9 reviews
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About American School of Valencia (ASV)


Since 1980 the American School of Valencia (ASV) has been offering an international and rigorous educational program from Nursery to 12th Grade as the leading international school in Valencia. The majority of students enter ASV at 2-3 years old and leave upon graduation at 18 years old.

Our students learn the essential life skills incumbent of any successful 21st Century global citizen: respecting others and their differences, comfortably speaking with people from all walks of life, acting and modeling ethical standards, speaking knowledgeably in public, the capacity to speak multiple languages, and understanding the world in a global and interconnected context. We are fortunate that our students are well-prepared and understand the global challenges ahead for all of us.

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Curriculum

American, IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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9 Reviews of American School of Valencia (ASV)

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Overall 3.80
Facilities 3.80
Academics 2.80
Teachers 3.40
Sports 3.20
Music & Arts 2.60
Science & Tech 2.80

Reviewer Nationalities

American (3) British (1) Spanish (1)

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Jina, 01/12/2022 @ 23:21:13
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What a sham. The school offers zero compassion for students , has assessment based curriculum with no creativity or engaged learning in the classroom and teachers who lazily follow the textbook like robots. Total disaster with a leader who is all talk - “students first”??? Garbage!

Anonymous Teacher, 18/09/2022 @ 07:30:37
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This is a review coming from a former worker at ASV. Do what you will with this information. Where do I start? I guess I'll start with the few things that are good about the school. All of the teachers are very qualified people and want what's best for the students. I would also say the level of english is quite good here. Now, for the stuff you really want to hear. They did make smaller class sizes for COVID, which was beneficial on their end. Now that cases have dropped, class sizes are back to normal averaging at about the high twenties. This high number is not conducive for anyone's learning, and also unfair to the parents who are paying good money for a more individualized private school education. They say that they have teacher assistants and help from the learning support teachers which is great in theory. In practice, the teacher assistants are often performing lunch or park duties, substituting, teaching other classes, and are too busy for their assigned classes. Learning support teachers are also spread quite thin between classes. Additionally, these large classes persist in middle school and high school with little to no support. How do you expect students to learn under these conditions? Additionally, they use the failing Lucy Calkins workshop curriculum that has been criticized by many academics as ineffective. There are articles about this in several platforms such as the New York Times and Forbes magazine. Feel free to read these critiques to inform yourself. As someone who has taught this curriculum in and out of ASV, this curriculum is simply not user friendly for students whose second language is english or have different learning needs. Considering both of these populations make up a significant portion of the student body, this is quite problematic. The math curriculum that they use is also quite dry and leaves little room for creativity. This school often hires and lets go of teachers. While there are a few teachers that have been there for quite some time, the constant recycling of teachers is not helpful for building strong student relationships. Sometimes teachers leave because they go back to their home countries or are looking for another international working experience. A lot of the times teachers leave because they are let go without a clear reason as to why they were let go, or because of the working conditions. Teachers have lack of sufficient prep time, loss of breaks, and shortened lunch times. These are not working conditions that set teachers up for success in order to set students in large class sizes up for success.

Jose, 07/03/2022 @ 13:28:43
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The teachers are awesome and kids love attending to school. They are really happy there.

N. L. , 29/01/2022 @ 16:50:46
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Our daughter started with ASV in third grade following a move from the United States. She was so warmly welcomed by staff and students alike. The students have many extra curricular activities and are exposed to a wide range of disciplines. We are extremely happy with ASV.

Brent Miller, 22/09/2021 @ 15:34:20
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My child spent 4 years there and we pulled him out. Very corporate school, No personalized attention for students that don't fit their mold. Very expensive and yet they don't offer any extra curricular activities like Theater dance, visual arts, or sports outside the basic 4. The school looks impressive but we were repeatedly disappointed by the administration and the quality of the teachers. They fire teachers constantly which affects the students. Now in school half the price with many more options and people who care about each pupil, not the corporate entity.

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Fernando Bernad, 2 years ago


Any place focused in upgrade education us good.

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Víctor Bernia, 2 years ago


Great school, awesome teachers.

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Juan sin fax, 3 years ago


Todo un orgullo poder presumir de haber estudiado en el ASV

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Lulu Dickens, 3 years ago


Amigos míos estudiaron aquí y es buen sitio.

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