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CityValencia
CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 25 students / class
Maximum 28 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €6,785
to: €8,486
Address: Avenida Sierra Calderona, 29 Urbanización Los Monasterios 46530 Puçol, Valencia, Spain
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

915

Number of nationalities represented in the school

63

Most common nationality

Spanish

Ratio of local students to international students

60% host nationals / 40% internationals

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

ASV recommends that students start school in the Nursery and Prekinder 1 programs since early English Language acquisition and a rigorous academic foundation are provided in this early and important stage. For students entering Elementary with a beginning or intermediate level of English, conditional admission may be offered with the condition of academic support at an additional expense.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Valencian, French, German

Max. number of students per class

28

Average number of students per class

25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. One per class in Preschool and Grades 1-2.

Use of technology in the classroom

Kinder and Elementary classes use iPads for specific learning activities as planned by the homeroom teacher and the specialists. Starting in September 2022, ASV is deploying a 1:1 iPad program in all Middle School (Grades 6-8)
All classrooms, conference rooms and the school libraries have interactive screens or whiteboards and an Apple TV device used as a media hub.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

ASV implemented a virtual learning plan between March and June 2020 due to the suspension of on-site learning in all schools in Spain as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was available during the 2020-2021 and the 2021-2022 Academic Years to offer individual support to those students going under quarantine.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

ASV is a non-religious school community.

External examinations or assessments available

Students completing Grade 12 and obtaining the American High School Diploma may take the Spanish university entrance exam (PCE tests) through the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). Those other students applying for admission to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other countries follow the specific application process determined by each university.
ASV students completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12 have the IB External Examinations in May of their last academic year at ASV.

Results in these examinations

Results are summed up in the school profile. See the most recent version here: https://bit.ly/3DYTsMu

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes. In Elementary School is mostly based in reading activities and short Math tasks. From grade 6 to 12 depends on the course or subject.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of graduates apply and are admitted to university in Spain and abroad.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school offers limited support for students with special needs.

Learning support offered

Learning Support is provided on a limited basis for students with mild learning differences based on a professional educational-psychological diagnosis provided to the school by external psychological professionals. Differentiated instruction may be provided based on each student’s learning needs as identified in the Individual Learning Plan (ILP).

Students with learning differences applying for admissions must provide a copy of the educational-psychological evaluation along with copies of the student’s Individual Learning Plans (ILP). The school would consider each applicant individually in order to evaluate if the school is able to meet the learning needs of the applicant.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. Personal, social, and emotional development is valued and taught in Elementary School (Grades 1-5) through the school counselors, who provide opportunities to practice problem-solving and navigate friendships to support overall social and emotional development. Students in Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12) are provided various personal, social and emotional supports which include individual and group counseling for students, as well as, guidance for parents. The Grades 11-12 counselor also develops the University Orientation program.

Entry evaluation for students

There is an admissions evaluation for applicants to Grade 1 or higher.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Reading and writing (in English), Mathematics, and Spanish (if applicable). Reading/writing and Math are based on NWEA's MAP Growth testing.

Waiting list

Yes. ASV has more applicants than available spots although the number is different in Preschool, Elementary, and Middle-High School.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

ASV receives applications on a rolling basis, and there is no fixed application deadline. However, most grade levels are at capacity and it is difficult to predict which grades will have vacancies for the following academic year. Therefore, ASV always encourages its prospective families to begin the application process as soon as possible.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, students start at all times of the year, where ASV has availability. IB students will require individual consideration due to the rigorousness of the program.

School start time

9:30

School finish time

16:30

Supervised care before/after school

Morning and afternoon care was provided in the past but there is no current demand for this service among the ASV Community.

School bus service available

Yes. 14 routes connecting the school campus with Valencia and other towns in the area.

School provided lunches

Yes. It is not optional. The schedule is continuous and students are not allowed to leave campus during the lunch time.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes. Differentiated menus are requested based on certified health conditions and are supervised by the school nurse.

Uniform required

No. There is only a sports outfit fort Physical Education

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Students can participate in the ASV+ co-curricular program which includes athletic activities, arts, world languages, dance and STEM. Activities are offered twice a week within school hours to students in Preschool and Elementary School. High school sports activities have a third training day after school.

Sports activities included

A wide range of activities is taught as part of the PE curriculum, including hockey, volleyball, basketball, paddle tennis... There are swimming lessons in June.
The sports included in the ASV+ co-curricular program are soccer, basketball, and volleyball.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

ASV is member of three conferences that allow students to take part of athletic competitions with other international schools in Valencia, Spain, and Europe.

Facilities at the school

ASV has the following learning facilities:
- Middle School and High School Library
- Elementary School Library
- Middle School and High School Science Lab
- School Theater
- Music Room
- Two multipurpose rooms for small-group instruction in the Athletic Center.

Sports facilities at the school

The ASV Athletic Center: a sports hall with grandstand, changing rooms, and the elements needed to play basketball, indoor hockey, volleyball, and table tennis.
The ASV Athletic Field: outdoor venue for soccer (7 vs. 7 modality) and field hockey.
The summer swimming pool.
School parks have areas for soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

American School of Valencia prepares globally-conscious, life-long learners in an innovative, collaborative and caring environment. Founded in 1980, ASV is a college-preparatory school that provides an American and international educational experience for both local and international students in a multilingual environment.

Teaching approach of the school

The Mission Statement guides our efforts to create an engaging and contemporary learning environment where students can develop all of their abilities. With diligence, perseverance, consistency and effort, all students have the opportunity to fulfill their individual potential in any academic area. American School of Valencia is committed to offering a rigorous curriculum, high-quality instruction with a world-class team of international educators, and facilities that align with these objectives in order that all students can enjoy the fruits of success. That is the ASV Difference.
The ASV Learner profile is a set of traits and qualities that American School of Valencia students will possess upon completion of their education. The learner traits are based on the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Learner Profile and aligned with the IB philosophy of developing “internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet”, guides our school to educate students who portray this profile in the future as both citizens and professionals.

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