American School Foundation of Monterrey, A.C. (ASFM) is a private, secular, non-profit, U.S. accredited, coeducational institution, which offers a college-preparatory educational program from nursery through 12th grade to both the local and international population. ASFM serves a diverse population and prepares all students through an innovative, inclusive, and intensive program focused on engaging and enabling students to achieve their individual potential in citizenship, academics, athletics, and the arts. ASFM fosters open minds, caring hearts, and global leadership within the entire school community. As the school looks to navigate the ever-changing landscape of an exceedingly complicated world, the call to action of Take Responsibility, Meet Expectations and Go Beyond propels the community forward.
Curriculum: The curriculum at ASFM is aligned to the common core with Advanced Placement courses offered in grades 10-12. The primary language of instruction is English. Students also receive Spanish language as one of the five core subjects. Starting in grades 10-12, there are two courses of study. One leads to the Mexican Bachillerato and the other to a U.S. diploma. The school is accredited by Cognia and by the state educational authorities in Mexico. Graduates of the school attend universities and colleges in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, ASFM has 472 total staff including 278 teachers, 72 of whom are U.S. citizens, 182 host-country nationals, and 24 third-country nationals. Our faculty and staff represent 11 nationalities, from countries including México, United States, Canada, Venezuela, Spain, Honduras, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Colombia, UK and Argentina.
Enrollment: Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year was 2,449 (N-K: 486; grades 1-5: 828; grades 6-8: 492; and grades 9-12: 643). Of the total, 259 are U.S. citizens, 2,132 are host-country nationals, and 58 are third-country nationals.
Facilities: ASFM operates on one campus on a beautiful fifty-acre site. The elementary school serves students in nursery through grade 5. The middle school/high school serves students in grades 6-12.
Finances: In the 2022-2023 school year, about 98% of the school’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates in USD are approximately: N-PK: $11,537; K-grade 5: $12,970; grades 6-9: $14,703; and grades 10-12: $17,198. There is a one-time entrance contribution fee of $9,000 and a one-time registration fee of $1,372 for new students. Fees are payable in U.S. dollars or Mexican pesos. (All fees quoted here are in U.S. dollars, but officially are posted in Mexican pesos at www.asfm.edu.mx. They may present an increase or decrease from year to year due to the normal increase of tuition per year plus/minus an appreciation/depreciation of the Mexican peso due to variations in the exchange rate.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- Mexico, Monterrey) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and provided by the school.