Mission, Beliefs & Objectives

We believe that the uniqueness of every individual adds value to society.

The Mission Statement

The American School of Bilbao provides an English - based education that inspires students to develop an open-minded and respectful attitude as global citizens.  In this nurturing and diverse community, we encourage students to reach their fullest potential, and become life-long learners in a caring and safe environment.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to empower all of our students to excel in a dynamic global community: to foster a respectful yet challenging academic environment grounded in our values of generosity, creativity, collaboration and continuous improvement.

The Beliefs

•  Respect is a fundamental right of all individuals.

•  Each individual has the duty to act in a responsible manner towards society and the environment.
•  Each individual can and should learn throughout his/her life.
•  Education should develop well-informed, critical thinkers.
•  In a global society, teamwork and effective communication are essential skills.
•  The uniqueness of each individual adds value to society.
•  Intellectual, social, physical and emotional development are equally important throughout life.


•  We aim to ensure that each individual student realises his/her maximum potential in all areas of school life.
•  We aim to provide for the needs of each student, recognizing individual differences in terms of maturity, talents, abilities and learning styles.
•  We aim to ensure that our students enjoy and take pleasure in the learning process.
•  We aim to foster a safe, caring, family-life community where values and principles such as respect, responsibility, self-discipline and pride in achievement are actively promoted.
•  We aim to encourage our parents and families to assume a constructively cooperative role in their children's education.
•  We aim as an international school to actively promote intercultural understanding, awareness, tolerance and respect.