The American School of Madrid (ASM) is a private, non-profit, co-educational organization, serving the needs of the American and international communities in Madrid. The curriculum is that of the United States with emphasis in the higher grades upon preparing students for college. Instruction is in English. The American School of Madrid has as its primary responsibility the recognition and development of the intellectual ability of its students. The School also recognizes its responsibility to attend to the emotional, moral, physical, and social needs of its students.
The curriculum is that of the United States with emphasis in the higher grades upon preparing students for college. Instruction is in English. All students are required to study Spanish. The school’s testing program includes the National Merit (SAT) and College Entrance Examination Board tests. ASM offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Most of the graduates attend colleges and universities in the U.S. Some continue their studies in Spain and all over the world. The PK-12 program is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
ASM is an IB world school with an accredited IB diploma program. The school is also accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education and offers the Spanish Official Program. The American School of Madrid offers many additional academic courses and programs to ensure counseling, education and support in an accredited learning environment.
How would you rate The American School of Madrid (ASM)?
The American School of Madrid is a mirage of a good school, rather than a welcoming and safe learning environment. Although at first giving the impression of a modern, clean and effiecient school, the multi million dollar facilities don’t make up for the poor education that students receive. For my first year in high school at ASM, 80% of my teachers were incredibly demotivating, and provided little to no positive learning experiences. In class, many would simply avoid questions, or show visual frustration if they acknowledged them. As well as this, there is little to no coordination between teachers surrounding work loads; I would often spend hours per night doing monotonous, often pointless homework assignments, or leftover class work because of bad planning on the teachers part. Some teachers seemed complete unfit to teach their assigned subjects, at times making offensive, borderline xenophobic remarks. As well as this, the school has a notorious reputation among students as being terrible at dealing with ‘controversies’ and ‘drama.’ The school often employs ineffective or disproportionate punishment to solve situations. I am happy to have recently moved schools; my mood, my work quality and general health has improved drastically. If the school does not listen to the opinions of the students, the future seems quite dark for the lancers.
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