There are many wonderful international schools that offer many opportunities
in whatever language you need. Private schools tend to be the best and the easiest
option for children whose mother-language is not Spanish. There are five or
six private English-language schools, a few French and German schools, and even
a Japanese school.
School Foundation was founded in 1888 and is the oldest foreign school in
México City and is the oldest overseas American School in the world. It is certified
International Baccalaureate. By nationalities, the student body of 2,400 is
approximately 60% Mexican, 26% from the United States, and 14% from nearly 30
other countries. Its 17-acre campus and facilities, as well as its academic
and extracurricular programs, are similar to or exceed those in the United States.
The school offers classes from pre-school to 12th grade in English and Spanish.
One of the goals of the school is that every student become completely bilingual.
uses more British English and is one of the finest schools in the capital since
1951. Following an English curriculum with teachers who are British nationals,
Greengates caters primarily to the diplomatic and multinational business community
in Mexico. Approximately 1150 students from 3 to 19 learn some Spanish with
the majority of studies in English.
Other leading schools are the Westhill
Institute, Eton School, and the
The French school, Liceo Franco
Mexicano, is also excellent and offers a International Baccalaureate program.
For German education, there is the Alexander
Von Humboldt German School, founded in 1894 and offering a trilingual curriculum.
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The International Baccalaureate is
an educational program designed for international schools, from pre-school to
high school. The program is used all over the world, but is catching on very
quickly in Mexico.