Our pillars

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKERS

We are a community that strives to analyze, reflect, innovate and deliberate purposefully. We acknowledge the importance of thinking creatively and critically to give meaning to our world and contribute fully as capable, confident and responsible citizens. When you visit our school you’ll notice people of all ages thinking, interacting, innovating and solving problems in thoughtful ways. We encourage ourselves to be knowledgeable thinkers who can contribute actively to our local, national and international communities.

At the American School we are united through creative and critical thinking.

INTERNATIONALLY MINDED

We are a community that recognizes our human commonalities and celebrates diversity. We strive to live the IB Learner profile as thoughtful global citizens who take responsible actions towards positive change. When you visit our school, you’ll notice that we are a community of individuals from many countries and many cultures. You’ll hear Spanish and English spoken in the hallways and you’ll notice that people are engaged with each other. We work together, respecting and celebrating our differences.

At the American School we are united through our international mindedness

CARING AND COLLABORATIVE

We are a community that practises solidarity, empathy and kindness. We cooperate as a team, recognizing that each of us has valuable strengths and can contribute. When you visit our school, you’ll notice how welcomed you feel. Our team will greet you with a smile and make you feel at home. You’ll see people of all ages working, connecting and playing together.

At the American School we are united through care and collaboration.

PRINCIPLED COMMUNICATORS

We are a community which interacts with respect and clarity. We share our ideas, interact and reflect thoughtfully and with enthusiasm. We recognise that having different opinions and multiple perspectives can help us become more open-minded and tolerant. We encourage open, honest dialogues. When you visit our school you’ll notice people engaging in discussion, asking questions and reflecting purposefully.

At the American School we are united through our principled communication.

ENVIRONMENTALLY CULTURED

We are a community that values our natural environment and the beauty and bounty that it offers. We recognize our true connection with nature as we learn through direct exploration. We strive to be stewards of our planet. When you visit our school you’ll notice how incredibly green it is! You’ll see numerous plants and flowers – both in the patios and in the classrooms – and you’ll marvel at our Sky Garden and its lush hydroponic harvest. You’ll likely observe students engaging and connecting with nature on the playground, in the nearby forested areas or in the adopted stream habitat.

At the American School we are united through our commitment to “being green”. 

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