American School of Durango
The American School of Durango (ASD) is a private, non-profit, K-12 school located in Durango, Mexico. Established in 1954, since its inception, ASD has been accredited by the Secretary of Public Education (SEP) and obtained additional accreditation from AdvanceED, a division of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (from 1997 to present) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (from 1998 to present), therefore upon graduation, our students receive a double diploma. ASD has 500+ students, of which approximately 60% are enrolled in early childhood and elementary, and 40% enrolled in middle and high school college preparatory programs. Over 95% of our students are latinos. Facilities inlcude a science lab, a computer laboratory, and a library/media center in every area. The average class size is 20. The teaching faculty at ASD includes teachers from the United States, Australia, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Taiwan, UK and Mexico.
ASD is focused on providing a rigorous learning environment that encourages high expectations of all, with an eye towards preparing our students to study successfully around the world. ASD strives to provide ethical, life-long learning leaders with the tools they need to overcome challenges in an ever-changing, globalized world. ASD attracts students from families representing a large variety of Mexican professionals who seek bilingual English-Spanish education for their children. Many of our current families have been part of ASD since its beginning. As a result, the school has a proud sense of tradition, commitment, and ownership.