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International schools in Mexico City have existed in some shape or form since way back in 1888. The city has a truly admirable variety of international schools, offering a range of educational choices and curricula.

With plenty of international schools to choose from, your search for a suitable school in Mexico City need not be about picking ‘the best one’. The city has a number of excellent schools that could all be considered among the best. Instead, you should focus on which international school best meets your child’s and your family’s needs.

Commuting in Mexico City is no joke. Depending on your start and end point, a commute of 2 hours or more is not uncommon. So like it or not, location will be an important factor of your international school search. A school located relatively close to your home or workplace may make life easier for the whole family. Some schools do provide a bus service to help with the commuting burden, but not all.

As for specific locations, there are plenty of international schools dotted throughout Mexico City. Most are located west or south west of the city centre, but don’t worry - Mexico City is huge, and ‘west to south west’ still covers a very large area.

Some areas to look out for include the western end of Avenida Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida Paseo de las Palmas, Santa Fe, and around the military base 10km west of the city centre. This is just a small sample however; there are many more international schools spread through this sprawling city.

Some international schools in Mexico City can have a student body of 1000+ students, while some have just a few hundred students in total. Either way, class sizes remain small with 15 - 25 students per class considered average. Native English-speaking teachers are the norm in almost all international schools, as are extracurricular programs and all the other features you’d expect from a school of this type.

Next, there’s the issue of curriculum. Mexico City’s international schools and their curricula represent a wide spectrum, from the globally recognised International Baccalaureate to a selection from across Europe, America and of course Mexico. Teaching is often bilingual, with classes offered in both English and Spanish. Religious schools (Christian, Catholic and even Jewish) are also quite common in the city.

While public schools in Mexico City are free, they are often overcrowded. That’s why many local families who can afford to do so will send their children to international or private schools, where class sizes are much smaller and teaching standards higher. No matter what international school you choose, you can expect to find a lot of local as well as international students. In fact in many schools, local students outnumber expat children by quite a lot.

Below, we have compiled the top 10 international schools in Mexico City according to our users. However, there are another 15 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Mexico City based on your requirements.

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Winpenny School

Winpenny School aims to be a leading British International School using contemporary approaches to teaching and learning, and state-of-the-art technology to develop well-rounded, confident individuals with high academic standards.
Curriculum
IB, British, International
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

Greengates School

Greengates School is a prestigious British International School in the northwest suburbs of Mexico City. Greengates offers the IPC in the Primary School and University of Cambridge IGCSE followed by the IBDP in the Secondary School.
Curriculum
IB, British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
Reviews
(2 reviews)

Best 10 International Schools in Mexico City

Out of a total of 25 International Schools in Mexico City.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Westhill Institute

Westhill Institute is the leading premier inclusive American school in Mexico. Westhill was established more than 30 years ago with the vision and mission to offer an inclusive and immersive education for every child, no matter their needs. With over 53% of the student body composed of learners from more than 44 distinct countries, Westhill can be considered one of the most multicultural academic institutions in all of Mexico.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

Colegio Lomas Hill

Lomas Hill supports and cultivates a positive relationship between the students, the teachers and parents based on mutual respect. These relationships are the heart of the community, allowing students from diverse backgrounds to bring their personal ideas, cultures and experiences into the classroom and onto the campus.
We are committed to provide each child with personalized attention, ensuring they receive the academic, social and emotional support they need to be successful. As well as delivering social and emotional learning classes throughout the school, our psychopedagogy team meets with each child’s teachers at least five times per year to discuss their progress and identify the best ways to support their learning.
Curriculum
IB
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
3 to 15
This school does not make their fees public.
Reviews
(3 reviews)

Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt

Biculturalism, Values Sportmanship
Curriculum
German
Languages of instruction
German, Spanish
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

Highlands International School

In the pedagogical model of our school, the student is recognized as the protagonist and responsible for their learning process by personalizing teaching to their rhythms and forms and to which new educational trends are continually integrated and responding to the highest international standards.
Curriculum
American, Catholic
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

Escuela Sierra Nevada

K-12
Multicultural education of international quality.
We promote a culture of individual expression with a global vision. Our aim is that our students develop the skills they will need to implement knowledge and thus become agents of positive change.
Curriculum
American
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
Reviews
(1 review)

The Edron Academy

Empathy
Determination
Respect
Optimsn
Nerve
We are a caring community which values respect and maturity. Our students leave Edron equipped with the life skills to succeed.
Curriculum
IB, British, Mexican
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
Reviews
(2 reviews)

The Wingate School

Accredited Cambridge International School which offers an educational programme focussed on academic excellence, creativity and human formation. The school aims to form a community of critical thinkers who have a multicultural perspective and social commitment.
Curriculum
British, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 15
This school does not make their fees public.
Reviews
(3 reviews)

Winpenny School

Winpenny School aims to be a leading British International School using contemporary approaches to teaching and learning, and state-of-the-art technology to develop well-rounded, confident individuals with high academic standards.
Curriculum
IB, British, International
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

Pinecrest International School

Pinecrest International School mission is "the complete, integral formation of the young in cooperation with their parents, in order to provide society with constructive leaders, convinced builders of the civilization of justice and love, according to the principles of Christian humanism."
We have established and made this vision our own involving administrators, support staff, teachers, parents and Legionaries of Christ, and it is defined as follows: "Pinecrest International School is an institution dedicated to develop a high academic level in our students according to international standards, offering personalized attention, using technological resources in an ethical and productive manner, forming solid spiritual, human, intellectual and apostolic values in our students".
Curriculum
Catholic, International
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
1 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
Reviews
(2 reviews)

Eton School

We offer a strong comprenhensive bilingual (English / Spanish) academic program, which promotes meaningful learning experiences that help youngsters develop their unique potential in a caring and nurturing environment.
Curriculum
IB, American, Mexican
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: Mex$ 189,500
to: Mex$ 261,050

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