Lisa Langley, M.S.Ed., General Director
Nancy Coates, M.Ed., Elementary Principal
Adam Kilner, M.A.Ed., Middle High and High School Principal

Rocio Gomez, MA.Ed., Primary School Technical Director

Silvia Chavez, MA. Ed., Early Childhood Technical Director
Karela Hernández, M.Ed., Admissions Director

Tomás Lopez, M.Fin., Business Manager


Early Childhood: Kinder 1, Kinder 2 & Kinder 3
Primary School: Pre-1st – 6th Grade
Middle & High School: 7th – 12th Grade


The American School of Puerto Vallarta is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), COGNIA, Mexico’s Ministry of Education (SEP) and The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).


Our elementary school students (Kinder 1 to 6th grade) receive bilingual instruction in a dual immersion program. Before entering primary school (1st grade) they attend a special pre-1st grade to develop their dual language proficiency. Our high school students are enrolled in a full dual program, receiving both a U.S. diploma and a Mexican bachillerato (high school certificate).  All of their classes are taught in English except for one Spanish language arts and one Mexican social studies class per school year (Mexican History, Geography, Law or Civics). Our graduates speak both English and Spanish fluently.