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, the Angloamerican School of Valencia, in the town of Rocafort, was created.
As an increasing number of children from the Valencia area enrolled in the school, and these families wished to continue in a bilingual school, the school moved to the Urbanización Los Monasterios in Puçol in 1980 and was constituted as the Colegio Hispano Norteamericano. 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.