American School of Valencia was created by a group of visionary families and teachers who were committed to create the first English-speaking school in Valencia. The preliminary works to found ASV started in 1978 and included official enquiries to the Spanish education authorities, the close support of the American embassy, and an agreement with the owners of the residential area “Los Monasterios” to have a portion of land and build an international school.

From these humble beginnings in 1980, ASV has prospered and grown to be the finest international school in the Valencia region.

Historical Milestones

  • October 1980

    ASV opened as Colegio Hispano-Norteamericano with an initial group of 27 students.

  • 1985

    Additional construction is required to host the growing number of students enrolled.

  • 1991

    The main building is expanded with an additional area for High School.

  • June 1993

    First ASV Graduation with 20 students.

  • 1994

    Foundation of ASV Alumni Association.

  • 1995

    The name American School of Valencia was instituted; the school continued to offer bilingual education in both English and Spanish.

  • 1995

    The ASV Foundation donates the land to the school.

  • 1999

    First Summer Program.

  • 2000

    Construction of the swimming pool.

  • 2004

    Construction of the Nursery park, the new dining hall, the school theater, and the sports Hall

  • 2004-2006

    Implementation of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. First IB Diplomas awarded to students in May 2006.

  • 2009-2010

    Construction of the athletic field and the parking lot.

  • November 2013

    First edition of VALMUN, the ASV Model United Nations Conference.

  • September 2014

    Initiation of the ASV+ program.

  • October 2016

    Opening of the new ASV Athletic Center.

  • 2017-2018

    ASV reaches 800 students enrolled.

  • October 2020

    40th Anniversary of the American School of Valencia.

Mission and Beliefs
ASV aims to create an engaging and contemporary learning environment where students can develop all of their abilities. Learn more about the school mission statement and the beliefs that support this objective.