INTRODUCTION TO The American School of Madrid

The American School of Madrid,  founded in 1961, is a private K-12 college preparatory school that offers an education with an American curriculum and fluency in Spanish.


The school is located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, an affluent residential district in northern metropolitan area of Madrid.


Lower School for children ages 3-11 years-old (Kindergarten to Grade 5). The Common Core Standards, adopted by most of the US states, provide the framework for the Lower School curriculum.

Middle School for children ages 12-15 years-old (Grades 6 to 8). The Middle School includes six core classes: English, Science, Mathematics, History, Spanish, and Physical Education.

Upper School for children ages 15-18 years-old (Grades 9-12). The Upper School Program is a four-year sequence of courses. The U.S. High School Diploma runs concurrently with an International Baccalaureate Diploma, and the Spanish requirements. 


Language of Instruction: English.

Extra Languages: Spanish Native and Second Language, French and Mandarin.

Language Support: INA


The School offers several activities from October through May and include: Arts and Crafts, Board Games, Brain Games, Choir, Computer Animation, Daily News, Drama, Drawing, Eco-Art, Fun with Clay, Global Citizens, Jr. Gems, Lego, Running Club, Macrame Bracelet, MakerSpace, Math Games, Minecraft, Mini Cheer, Origami, Robotics, Scratch, Spanish, Sports Sampler, Video Club, Young Author’s Club, American Touch Football, Board Games, Business, Creative Writing, Caring Hands, Climbing, Garden Club, Gay-straight Alliance, History Bowl, Investors, Journalism, Middle Earth Players, Model United Nations, Photography, Story of Film, TEDx, Track and Field/Cross Country, VR Lab, Yearbook, and Yoga.


Number of students: More than 1000 students.

Number of nationalities: More than 60 different nationalities.

Predominant nationality: USA and Spain.

Class size Average: INA

Class size Maximum: INA


Enrolment period: The school has a rolling admissions process and recommends to begin the process in the fall before the academic year starts.

Waiting list: If there are no enough spaces, qualified applicants will be offered a place on the waiting list.

Admission criteria: The Admissions Committee will give preference to US citizens, expatriate families and
families who have a need and desire for a program based on American standards, to achieve an American and/or International Baccalaureate diploma.

School Fees Structure Academic Year 2022-2023

Year Level                                 Annual Payments                  

Kindergarten  1-2                                9,461 €

Kindergarten 3                                    9,834 €

Grade 1 & 2                                         13,940 €

                               Grades 3 to 5                                       15,649 €

Grades 6 to 8                                      18,970 €

Grades 9 to 12                                    20,461 €

Fees are payable in September and February


The school offers a range of services including English Language Acquisition, Reading, Writing, Math and Executive Function Skills.


Uniform: No

Student Support: There are dedicated counselors in each division.

Religion: INA


School Bus: The school has designated school buses contracted by  a local bus company

Boarding Services: No

2 Reviews for The American School of Madrid


1 Reviews

The international school in Madrid

4.2/ 5

Great school. My daughter loved it. Probably the only truly international school in Madrid. Quite pricing though.

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The best school ever for my children. They love and miss this school so much

4.8/ 5

Top school really bilingual in Madrid. The curriculum, top-end facilities, high-performing educators, great administrative staff and marvelous vibe make this school my preferred from all over the world.

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