At Aquinas American School we promote academic excellence as certified by our accreditations by the different statutes: Comunidad de Madrid, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, International Baccalaureate, The Iberian Association of International Baccalaureate Schools, College Board, National Catholic Educational Association and NCAA.

International Baccalaureate

AAS is an IB World School, authorized to offer the Diploma Program (grades 11 and 12)

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

For more information about the IB organization go to:

For more information about the Diploma Program at AAS go to:

IB Diploma Program

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

In accordance with Spanish legislation, American Schools in Spain must be accredited by one of the 4 regional accrediting organizations  in the US.

AAS is a  member in good standing of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, under which it is fully accredited. 

For more information on accreditation go to:

College Board

AAS is an SAT testing center where students can prepare for and take the American college entrance exams.

Asociación Ibérica de Colegios International Baccalaureate

Aquinas American School is full member of ASIBI whose aim is to create a network of collaboration among the member schools for the promotion of their pedagogical activities and the better development of their educational projects.

To promote the International Baccalaureate programs in the member centers, as well as in those that have the consideration of candidates according to the International Baccalaureate Organization.

To contribute to the professional development and learning of the people who constitute the member schools, sharing the best educational practices of teachers and students, and generating spaces for discussion that allow the improvement of our schools.

To represent the members and their common interests in the promotion of the International Baccalaureate programs, both before the institutions and, especially, before the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

To provide services to the associates through collaboration agreements with entities and companies within its sphere of influence.

Comunidad de Madrid

Aquinas American School is an authorized school by the Comunidad de Madrid with the school code 28074505.
AAS students can access Spanish universities and colleges:

  • With a High School Diploma, validating the last two courses. This is an administrative process done by the school. No exam is required.
  • With the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and no other requirements.

National Catholic Educational Association

Aquinas American School is full member of NCEA. NCEA is an American voluntary association of educators and institutions. NCEA, based in Washington DC, is the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing 200,000 Catholic educators serving 7.6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, in religious education programs, in seminaries, and in colleges and universities.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association.

In order to meet academic eligibility requirements for sports scholarships and participation in US universities, student athletes who are pursuing athletic competition in various fields, will need their coursework in High School to be approved by the NCAA.

AAS courses have been approved by NCAA.

On the NCAA Website, our approval can be searched by using the High School Code (851874).

At AAS we understand the demands of managing sport training, competition schedules and balancing it all with academic performance. Our Getafe International MFA as our Aquinas American School Programs aims to provide an option of academic quality allowing students to devote the necessary time to their athletic goals.