Our History - We’ve come a long way…
In 1974, Ford España, S.A. was established in Valencia and many American and British families moved to Valencia to create and develop the company. Within a brief time, it became evident that an English language-based education for the children of these families was needed. Thus, an English-speaking school (Anglo-American School of Valencia), in the town of Rocafort, was created
and operated for the following four years.
As an increasing number of children from the Valencia area enrolled in the school, but it closed after finishing the 1977-1978 academic year as American and British families returned to their home countries and local families searched for new schools in the area for their children. the Colegio Hispano Norteamericano.
This small school community was the seed of the founding group for ASV. After a number of contacts and steps, the founders were able to create a new school in October 1980 called the Colegio Hispano-Norteamericano in Los Monasterios, a residential area being developed outside of Puçol. The initial group of students were 3, 4 and 5 year olds.At that time, what is today the school’s Preschool building was the only building on campus.
By 1986, the school had expanded and grown to such an extent that additional construction was required and most of the main school building that we see today was built. In order to more accurately reflect the culture, language and philosophy of the school, the name American School of Valencia was instituted; although, the school continued to offer bilingual education in both English and Spanish.
From these humble beginnings and with only 27 students in 1974, the American School of Valencia has prospered and grown to be the finest international school in the Valencia region. We are exceptionally proud of our past, but we are even more excited for our future as our school community continues to embrace the school’s philosophy and approach in preparing global citizens for an ever demanding and challenging world.