International Education



American School of Valencia

Urb Los Monasterios, c/ Sierra Calderone 29, Puzol 46530, Valencia, Spain
Tel: (+34) 96 140 5412
Fax: (+34) 96 140 5039
Web site:


Director - Saara Tatem
High School Principal - Jeff Lippman
Elementary Principal - Julianne Stall
Pre-School/Kindergarten Coordinator - Ree Gillett
Finance Director - Ildefonso Segura
High School Guidance Counselor - Emily Thomsen

Full time:   21 men, 65 women
Part time:   1 men, 4 women
Nationalities:  8   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

:   National, US, IB

Age Range: 2-18
Total Enrolment: 750
Nationalities: 26
389 boys, 361 girls
Pre-School: 176
Elementary: 306
High School: 268

Day only: € 4100-€ 4100
Other Fees: Lunch €910; Bus €1,240; Materials €250
Learning Support Programme
The American School of Valencia, founded in 1980, is a bilingual, parent-owned, co-educational day school, situated in a private estate some 20 kms north of Valencia and overlooking the Mediterranean. The Parents' Association, to which all parents belong, elects the Board of Governors. The school is an accredited member of the Middle States Association, and it is also recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education. The school follows an American college-preparatory curriculum which combines at higher grade levels with the Spanish curriculum to prepare students for the Spanish university entrance exam. English is the principal language of instruction, with Spanish language skills practised for a minimum of one hour daily. A second foreign language is taught from seventh grade.

School is open from September to July. The faculty are fully trained teachers from USA, UK, Canada and Spain.

Students at American School of Valencia are mainly Spanish nationals. They are admitted in Pre-Kindergarten and develop English language fluency before beginning elementary studies. Admission to other grades is open to English speakers, subject to testing and satisfactory school report from the previous school. The campus of the American School of Valencia comprises 32,000 square metres. Two modern purpose-built structures house the pre-school, elementary, and high school. There are computer labs, four science labs, an art room, a music room, and a senior and junior library. Sports offered include basketball, soccer and volleyball; the school has a multi-purpose sports hall and a swimming pool.