The American School is part of the International Baccalaureate World School system, which means that we are authorized to implement its programs.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education programs. Said programs aim to motivate students to reach their full potential, both academically and personally.
Students are encouraged to discover their interests, talents, and skills. Whether our students choose to study abroad or in Mexico, the academic coach guides them through their preferred universities’ admissions processes.
- Career Day workshops tailored to meet student’s interests
- University Fair
- Armstrong test of professional aptitudes
- Fully trained academic coach
- Help students create their list of preferred universities
- Guide students throughout the university admissions process
- The American School is an authorized SAT and ACT test center
The Media Center plays a critical role in helping to create a school culture that supports biliteracy and digital literacy as well as encourages learners to read for pleasure. Students, teachers and families can acquire new knowledge and skills in addition to a new outlook on life-long learning. The primary purpose of the Media Center is to play an important part in achieving the aims and objectives defined in the vision, mission, and goals of the American School.
Each campus has its own Media Center. At present, AS community members can access a collection of more than 6,000 books, films, print and digital magazines and other resources as well as the EBSCO database and which are readily available for any of our three learning models.
Our teaching staff’s ample preparation and experience ensures that we offer our students the best possible learning experiences. Our students flourish in an international and multicultural learning environment that encourages them to express themselves in English as well as Spanish.
Specialist in Early Years Education as well as English as a Second Language
Has been an American School member since 2000, assumed the Preschool Principal duties as of August 2021. Ms. Mónica has a Bachelor’s degree in Preschool Education from the Ministry of Education as well as one in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, and a Master Degree in Child Development from New York University. During her years in Preschool, Mónica has been a Bilingual Stimulation, Kinder 1-3, and Specialist Class coordinator, always ensuring that the Primary Years Program (PYP) was evident in and out of the classroom.
“Whatever you do, do it with all your heart.”
I am proud to be part of the American School community because I believe in the importance of participating in the development of global citizens who are capable of reaching their full personal as well as academic potential regardless of the circumstances. I consider the School my home because it has encouraged and borne witness to my transformation into a forward thinking educator.
Primary School Director
Early Childhood Education and Teaching English as a Second Language.
29 years in the educational field
28 years at the American School
"Encourage others, stop to hear what people are saying to you, put yourself in the other person’s shoes, think before you speak, and above all, put on love as the supreme ethic whenever you interact with others." - Ben Smith
The American School of Puebla has given me so many opportunities to develop myself both personally and professionally and to be part of a community that is in service to others.
Junior High Principal
Early Childhood Education and Education Administration
14 years in the education field
13 years at the American School
“I leave the past behind, take hold of the present, and am grateful for all that I have now and will have in the future.”
I feel fortunate to be part of an institution that supports the personal and professional development of its staff. The American School is my home and has made me feel part of a great family.
High School Principal
Education Development Specialist
19 years of teaching experience and 17 years at the Puebla American School
“Be true to yourself”
I enjoy every day the relationship that I build with young people, and I have a great commitment to their training. I know that I have a great responsibility to contribute to the life of each one of them with a small detail that can make them better people, and that helps them find their talents and develop them passionately.
I am proud to be part of the American School community, where I have had the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, to learn from others and meet extraordinary people.
I love reading, meditating, and enjoying nature where I find great balance and peace.
Director of Innovation
16 years at the American School
“Learn, Adapt, Create”
My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 25 years as a pre-school, secondary and high school teacher, Model United Nations coordinator, and academic coordinator. Throughout my career, I have also developed several entrepreneurial initiatives in both Canada and Mexico operating as a liaison between countries in the area of education, immigration, and human resources. I am working on my doctorate in Education and I am a post graduate researcher at Bournemouth University with a keen interest in the promotion of experimental education, social justice pedagogy and entrepreneurship. I hold an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters in Applied Linguistics from the UDLAP.
It is my priority at the American School to ensure that every student receives a versatile, high quality education both inside and outside the classroom. I strive to offer outstanding instruction from first rate teachers, as well as opportunities that enable students to build character, discover their passions, and explore the world outside of the classroom. The Puebla American School Foundation is always looking to offer new experiences to help our students develop the skills that will be most useful in the future.
As the Principal at the High School of the Puebla American School, I am committed to ensuring that students needs and interest help shape instruction and other initiatives. Through this shared commitment to learning, I am thrilled to see students representing their country in abroad, participating in PASMUN (our Model United Nations), designing for ECO-Fashion, exploring university labs for MEDICAP, interviewing speakers for IMPACT or engaging in some of the many other student associations that support our student’s interests.
Over the past couple of decades, I have had the privilege of getting to know the amazing students, parents, and staff at the Puebla American School Foundation, while also learning about the rich school history and success. I am always impressed with people’s immense enthusiasm and pride in the American School of Puebla, and I understand their sentiment. There is truly something special here. The PAS is home.