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International Schools in Mexico

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Mexico with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Mexico. Schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking program while others run under the French, German or Japanese language and system.

Education in Mexico

Public education is split into three levels: basic education, upper secondary education and tertiary education. Children begin primary school (primaria) at the age of 6 and continue to upper levers at 15. At this point, they choose between high school and professional technical education. After finishing high school (preparatoria), students may move up to tertiary education.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Mexico. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

International Schools in Coahuila

Colegio Americano de Torreón (CAT)
Address: Blvd. Carlos López Sosa 500
Los Viñedos, 27019 Torreón, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
Tel: 871 222-5100
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private, non-denominational, international day school offering a bilingual/bicultural education to Mexican, U.S. and international students. It has grades kindergarten to high school with graduates earning an American High School diploma and the Mexican Bachillerato diploma.

International Schools in Guadalajara

The American School Foundation of Guadalajara (ASFG)
Address: Colomos 2100, Col. Providencia
Guadalajara, Jalisco México C.P. 44630
Tel: 52 (33) 3648-0299
Tuition Rates: $7,254 - 10,825 per month

This is the oldest foreign school in Mexico City, and the oldest overseas American School in the world. The school offers classes from pre-school to 12th grade in English and Spanish with the goal of all graduating students being bilingual. The IB program is offered and it is a member of ASOMEX.

Lincoln School
Address: Circunvalacion Sur 62
Las Fuentes Zapopan, Guadalajara Mexico
Tel: 5233 3631 3032
Tuition Rates: $4,757 - 5,066 per year

English-language K-12 school with an international curriculum that is Christain based.

International Schools in Mexico City

American School Foundation (ASF)
Address: Bondojito 215, Col. Las Americas
Mexico City, Mexico 01120
Tel: (5255) 5227-4900
Tuition Rates: $12,130 - 17,610 per month

This is the oldest foreign school in Mexico City, and the oldest overseas American School in the world. The school offers classes from pre-school to 12th grade in English and Spanish with the goal of all graduating students being bilingual. The school grants three diplomas for students graduating from its Upper School: the Mexican diploma of the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP), the American diploma, and the International Baccalaureate (IB). It is a member of ASOMEX.

Greengates School
Address: Circunvalación Poniente 102
Balcones de San Mateo, Naucalpan de Juárez, Estado de México
Tel: (52) 55 5373-0088
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A British K-12 coeducational international school that has been operating in the capital since 1951. It follows an English curriculum and caters to the diplomatic and international business community in Mexico. Graduating students are prepared for the IGCSE, International Baccalaureate Diploma and PSAT/SAT and ACT tests.

Edron Academy
Tel: 00 52 55 6235 8007
E-mail: information@edron.edu.mx
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

El Colegio Británico is an English-language IB world school with the English National Curriculum. The program is for students from pre-school to graduation and offers the IGCSE program and Mexican diploma. There is a house system with inter-house competitions. It is a member of COBIS.

Westhill Institute
Address: Domigo García Ramos 56, Prados de la Montaña
05610 Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Tel: 52 55 5292 6627
Tuition Rates: $3,750 - 14,500 per month

There are three campuses from pre-school to high school located in Mexico City. The school offers an IB, international and US program. Westhill Institute is regionally accredited in the United States by the SACS-CASI.

Eton School
Address: Domingo García Ramos S/n, Prados de la Montaña,
05619 Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Tel: 52 55 5261 5800
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Established since 1971, Eton School is a private, non-profit, bilingual, multicultural international school. It caters to Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and High School and offers the International Baccalaureate and is accredited by SACS-CASI.

John F Kennedy - The American School of Queretaro
Address: 272, Jurica
Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
Tel: 52 (442) 218 0075
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An English-language international school offering a bilingual/bicultural education within the context of American educational traditions. The school is a member of ASOMEX, Tri-Association and SACS-CASI and offers the IB Program.

Peterson Schools
Address: .Huizachito 80, Lomas de Vista Hermosa
Cuajimalpa, México D.F., C.P. 05720
Tel: 5813-0114 y 5813-0116 ext. 163 ó 146.
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private, international, co-educational, non-profit school. It has the IB Program and is a member of ASOMEX.

The Wingate School
Address: Monte Athos 130, Lomas de Chapultepec,
Miguel  Hidalgo 11000
Tel: + 52 55 5035 7855

Address: Carr Río Hondo- Huixquilican
Km 14+250, Col. el Mirador
San Bartolomé Coatepec.
Tel: +52 55 8288 0982

Email: office@wingate.edu.mx
Tuition Rates: USD 9,000

The Wingate School is a lay, co-educational British International school in Mexico City with a strong focus on human values and formation. The school offers the highest standards of teaching to children from all cultural backgrounds in a creative and caring environment.

French schools in Mexico City

Lycée Franco-Mexicain
Address: Homero 1521, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
11560 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Tel: 52 55 9138 8080
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Also known as Liceo Franco Mexicano A.C., this is a private French school with two campuses in Mexico City. It is one of the largest French Lycées in the world. The school is divided into a French and a bilingual section.

German schools in Mexico City

Alexander Von Humboldt German School
Address: Paseo Alexander von Humboldt No. 2
IIIa Sección Lomas Verdes, 53120 Estado de México
Tel: 52-55-3002-7520
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt was founded in 1894 and offers a trilingual curriculum (German, Spanish & English). It has 3 main campuses and Kindergarten and an Elementary School. Most subjects are taught in German with students becoming bilingual. Curriculu is approved by the German government. The unaffiliated Club Alemán de México is used as a cultural and athletic facility by the German community.

Japanese schools in Mexico City

Liceo Mexicano Japonés
Address: Camino a Santa Teresa No.
1500 Jardines del Pedregal 01900, México, D.F.
Tel: 5568-7111 5568-7465
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An international Japanese school with two sections: The Mexican section with Spanish-language classes and curriculum according to the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the Japanese section with classes in Japanese and a curriculum according to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

International Schools in Monterrey

American School Foundation of Monterrey (ASFG)
Address: Ave. Ignacio Morones Prieto No. 1500
Col. San Isidro, Santa Catarina, N.L. C.P. 66190
Tel: 52 81-5000-4400
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school offers classes from pre-school to 12th grade in English and Spanish with the goal of all graduating students being bilingual. The IB program is offered and it is a member of ASOMEX.

Pan American School
Address: Hidalgo No.656 Pte. Col. Centro
Apdo.Postal 474 onterrey, N.L. C.P. 64000
Tel: 52 (81)8342-0778
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Students follow an international curriculum with courses in English and Spanish.

Instituto San Roberto (ISR)
Address: Santa Cruz, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Tel: 52 81 8625 1500
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A bilingual international school with two campuses. It is internationally accredited by SACS-CASI and is a member of ASOMEX.

International Schools in Nuevo León

Cardinal School
Address: Carretera a La Colmena No. 888
Pte. La Colmena, Allende, N.L., México 67350
Tel: 826 268 1870
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Bilingual co-educational international school.

International Schools in Puebla

Fundación Colegio Americano de Puebla
Address: 9 avenida Poniente
La Paz, 72160 Puebla, Mexico
Tel: 52 222 303 0400
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is a prestigious international school serving students in kindergarten through grade 12. The school offers the IB program and the local BUAP (Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla) for the upper school.

International Schools in Puerto Vallarta

American School of Puerto Vallarta
Address: PO Box 2-280, Albatros 129
Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Tel: 52 322 221 1525
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private, independent school offering a bilingual, bicultural education for students from preschool through grade 12. The school meets both Mexican and U.S. standards and is accredited by SACS-CASI. The school offers Advanced Placement courses.

International Schools in San Pedro

Pan American School
Address: Casolar No. 200 Col. Villas de San Agustin
San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L. C.P. 66266
Tel: 52(81) 8363-5200
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Students follow an international curriculum with courses in English and Spanish.

International Schools in Tampico

American School of Tampico (ATS)
Address: Hidalgo 100
Tancol, 89320 Tampico, TAMPS, Mexico
Tel: 52 833 227 2080
Tuition Rates: $3,545 - 12,170 per year

The third oldest American school in Mexico, this co-educational, bilingual international school has classes from pre-school through high school. Students earn both a U.S. Diploma and SEP diploma and is accredited by SACS-CASI.