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Coordinates: 19°23′60″N 99°12′20″W 19.3999728, -99.2055881


The American School Foundation

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      • Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Over 115 years ago, Mrs. Bessie McRae Files, who had completed her training as a kindergarten teacher in the United States, was persuaded by her son-in-law to open a kindergarten in Mexico where children of English-speaking people could attend. [1]

Mrs. Files converted a room in the Davis home into a classroom, rented a piano, had furniture made locally, and brought books and supplies over from the U. S. On August 6, 1888, the school located at 2nda. Calle de Iturbide was opened, with an enrollment of 19 pupils. [1]

In 1894, Mexico Grammar School was formed, with 96 students in Kindergarten, Primary and Grammar grades. The new school was housed at 1era. Calle de Colón No. 9, where classes started on November 5, 1894. [1]

The school kept growing, and there was need for a new home. In 1905 the school was moved to Calle de Industria No. 15, which was larger and had playgrounds and an athletic field. A high school was added and the name of the school was changed to Mexico City Grammar and High School. [1]

As more and more students were enrolled, it was obvious that the school needed even larger facilities. On October 5, 1922, the building at Insurgentes and San Luis Potosí was ready for occupancy, and it would be the home of The American School for 24 years. [1]

Since 1946, the School has been at its present location, Sur 136 No. 135, with its main entrance at Bondojito 215. [1]

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