There are several international schools in Mexico's major cities catering to a variety of nationalities. These schools offer a wide range of curricula, including American, British, Mexican, and Japanese school systems. Due to the lower standards and language barriers in public schools, most expats in Mexico choose to send their children to one of the many excellent international schools.

International schools are known for offering exceptional standards and catering to a wider range of children's interests. Some top international schools in Mexico offer extracurriculars such as swimming, rowing and windsurfing while children learn to use cutting-edge technologies and are equipped with the digital skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.

Expat parents must ensure the school of their choice is accredited by Mexico's Secretariat of Education. Most international schools in Mexico offer bilingual education, allowing children to maintain proficiency in their home language while immersing themselves in the local culture and language. 

Parents are encouraged to find an international school close to their homes and workplaces to make commuting easy. Some international schools in Mexico may also offer transport for students as part of the tuition fees or as an additional cost.

Below is a list of some of the best international schools in Mexico.

International schools in Mexico

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The American School Foundation 

Established in 1888, the American School Foundation (ASF) is the oldest accredited American school abroad offering the IB, Mexican and American curricula. As a top international school in Mexico representing 67 nationalities across its more than 2,500 students, ASF aims to provide an academically rigorous and inclusive school community. Students at the school can participate in more than 30 school-organised extracurricular activities or join one of the seven sports teams. 

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American (including Advanced Placement), Mexican and International Baccalaureate (Diploma Programme)
Ages: 3 to 18

The Edron Academy 

The Edron Academy is a premier international school in Mexico, offering its students an exceptional yet challenging academic experience. The school's mission is to educate the whole child, with a strong emphasis on social-emotional learning. Students at The Edron Academy are fully bilingual, with most of the learning taking place in English. 

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: British (English National Curriculum and Cambridge IGCSE), Mexican (Years 7 to 9) and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18

Greengates School 

A member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, Greengates School serves as a gateway for students to a truly international school community. Greengates School offers innovative and rigorous curricula while prioritising values such as empathy, respect and responsibility. True to the standard at Nord Anglia Education schools, Greengates School hires only the best and most qualified teachers to ensure children enjoy engaging learning experiences that go beyond the classroom. 

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: British (English National Curriculum and Cambridge IGCSE), International Curriculum (IEYC and IPC) and International Baccalaureate (Diploma Programme)
Ages: 3 to 18

Instituto Bilingüe Victoria

Victoria School is home to students of more than 15 nationalities, and over 50 percent of its teachers are native English speakers. The school was officially opened in 1993 by a group of international school teachers who were keen to escape city life and build a family school that was student-centred. Since then, the school has grown into one of the biggest in Tequisquiapan and has a special educational needs department.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Mexican and British (Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels)
Ages: 3 to 18

The Japanese School of Mexico

The Japanese School of Mexico offers its students the opportunity to learn the highly regarded Japanese curriculum while maintaining strong cultural links with Mexico. Honesty, respect and order are the main values guiding teaching and learning at the Japanese School of Mexico. Additionally, students can join multiple cultural-exchange and sports clubs to ensure they develop holistically. 

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Japanese and Mexican
Ages: 3 to 18

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