Mission and Beliefs

“American School of Valencia prepares globally-conscious, life-long learners in an innovative, collaborative, and caring environment”

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.

We believe that....

  • Today’s world needs people who can identify and solve problems through flexible, reflective and critical thinking.
  • We demonstrate our understanding when we can apply our knowledge to a novel situation or teach another person.
  • Learning evolves to meet the demands of an ever changing world.
  • Collaborative relationships foster understanding and deepen learning.
  • Examining our own beliefs and the beliefs of others helps us become empathetic, caring and contributing citizens in a diverse world.
  • Learning multiple languages opens our world to understanding and appreciating other cultures.
  • We achieve our full potential through dedication, hard work, and perseverance.
  • Together, we raise ethical, responsible and independent learners to lead in the greater community.

Profile of the Graduate

The Profile of Graduates consists of the traits and qualities that American School of Valencia students pose after completing their education. Beyond merely transmitting knowledge and building skills, our school aspires to educate students who portray this profile in the future as both citizens and professionals.

Graduates of American School of Valencia will be:

  • Inquirers – They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Knowledgeable – They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they continue to acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
  • Thinkers – They apply thinking skills independently, critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • Communicators – They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
  • Principled – They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
  • Open-minded – They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
  • Caring – They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and to the environment.
  • Risk-takers – They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
  • Balanced – They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
  • Reflective – They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
  • Diligent – They demonstrate the discipline to break overarching objectives down into shorter term, realizable goals. They are not discouraged by the magnitude or difficulty of a task, proceed with patience and resilience, and use available time and resources appropriately to navigate their way.