The AMCO method is a proven and accredited program that provides a revolutionary system of teaching English and Spanish which is much easier and more effective than traditional methods. We have integrated the coverage and sequence of the education of the State of California as the basis for our educational materials. Today, more than 100,000 students from pre-school to ninth grade utilize our program. Although the majority of students come from Mexico, our method is already used in Spain with excellent results and is currently being evaluated in other countries.
Address: Allende 339, Col Independencia, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Phone: (322) 224-4970, 225-6881 and 225-6882
American School of Puerto Vallarta
The American School of Puerto Vallarta is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational institution offering a bilingual, bicultural education for students from nursery through grade 12. The School was founded in 1986 by local business leaders, intent upon offering an American-type education to the children of Puerto Vallarta. The school year consists of 180 days and extends from September to June.
General Director: Gerald Selitzer
Address: Albatros S/N, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico 48354
Mailing Address: PO Box 2-280, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico 48300
Phone: (322) 221-1525
Fax: (322) 226-7677
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British American School
The school is located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. They offer a bilingual, joint education for pre-school, primary, secondary and preparatory levels.
Address: 171 Pavo Real, Colonia Aralias, and 552 Marlyn, Colonia Jardines
Phone Primary: (322) 224-5614, 224-9354, 224-1011
Phone Middle and High School: (322) 225-0562, 293-3099
Harkness Institute in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, is an advanced High School that employs a conference study approach to learning, rather than just the traditional classroom setting. Accredited by the National Secretary of Education, it seeks the best and the brightest students from the area to prepare them for international study. We are aware of the great need that Mexico has in the area of education and we are striving to fill this gap. All our students receive some kind of scholarship and we are constantly recruiting people who are willing to help us in this endeavor, either financially or by volunteering as guest speakers/mentors.
Head Administrator: Esther Gallegos
Address: One block north of Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
Phone: (329) 298-0118
Pierre Faure School
The Institute Pierre Faure is an educational project complete and well structured, ordered to get an education authentic and quality. It is a project that contains all the elements necessary and sufficient to be considered good in their approach: intellectual + technology + moral + religious. The personalized education method proposed by Pierre Faure is based on a comprehensive vision of the human being, and the need to educate your brain or "learning to learn".
Address: Camino a Boca de Tomates 180, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Phone: (322) 290-1261 and 290-1263
The Puerto Vallarta campus of the Tepeyac Institute is in a modern setting, with first class facilities, and is an institution with national presence that has managed to demonstrate, through each of its graduates, their professionalism, love and passion for the training of children and young people.
Address: Av. Francisco Villa 1505, Primer Piso, Col. Fluvial Vallarta
Phone: (322) 293-7953
Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit (UAN)
Courses being taught at the campus of the Autonomous University of Nayarit (UAN) include Administration, Psychology and Law, at the undergraduate level. "The University is very noble and advances the cycle of education and will grow with quality, both academically and in infrastructure."
General Director: Mtro. José Antonio Cázares Torres
Address: Primavera #111, Bucerías, Nayarit
Phone: (329) 298-3600;
University of Guadalajara
Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUCosta)
The University is composed of two divisions: Engineering and Social & Economic Studies; and nine departments: Exact Sciences; Sciences and Technologies of Information; Arts, Education & Humanities; International Studies & Foreign Languages; Legal Studies; Social & Economic Studies; Administrative Studies; Psychology & Medical Sciences; and Biological.
Address: Av. Universidad #203, Delegacion Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Phone: (322) 226-2200
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University of the Americas Vizcaya
Founded in Tepic, Nayarit, in March 2000 by the Cultural Board of Trustees Vizcaya A. C., this is an institution that has had an important territorial expansion in recent years with 12 campuses in the country and a presence in more than ten cities located in the Northeast, Northwest and Western regions of Mexico. The opening of the Vallarta campus represents one of the best college options in our city, offering 3-year degrees in Gastronomy, Architecture, Law, Psychology, Criminology, Education, and Accounting in their quarterly systems. Classes are held Monday to Friday with mixed classes only on Saturdays.
Address: 799 Francisco Villa Ave., Col. Versalles, Puerto Vallarta
Phone: (322) 223-3112 and 225-2988
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|American School Vallarta's Water Therapy Field Trip|
American School of Puerto Vallarta
The objectives of our field trip were to have students learn more about Asperger's therapy, the Halliwick theory, general water therapy, and participate in a community activity that required embracing each other's different abilities.
|Open House at the American School of Puerto Vallarta|
American School of Puerto Vallarta
On Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 8:30 until 11:30 am, the American School of Puerto Vallarta will open its doors to families in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas to discover why it is the best educational institution in the region.
|Free Autumn Concert by Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra at Plaza Caracol|
Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra
The courtyard of the new section of Plaza Caracol will be the setting for a special concert to be performed by the OEPV Symphonic Band as a part of the Autumn Concerts by the Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra on Sunday, October 20.
|Peter Gray Museum Announces 10th Anniversary Celebration|
The Peter Gray Art Museum is a crown jewel in the Puerto Vallarta cultural scene. It was started by Peter in 2002 with the seeding of 16 works of art from his private collection. It has since grown to more than 120 works.
|Halloween and Day of the Dead Fiestas at No Way Jose|
Not one, but two fun-filled parties to start the new season like only NWJ can! Join us on Halloween with the cast of Rocky Horror and on November 2 for our 2nd Annual Day of the Dead/Season Opening Party.
|PV Chamber Orchestra Needs Musicians for December Concerts|
PV Chamber Orchestra
Our first rehearsal for the upcoming Holiday Concerts will take place on November 3 at the American School. We desperately need more musicians, especially string players. Anyone interested who feels that they play at an appropriate level is invited to attend this first rehearsal.
|Over 600 Local PV Students Unite in the Name of World Peace|
It was early in the morning on Friday, September 21, and from a distance the highway in Punta de Mita appeared to be painted bright white. A closer look revealed over 600 students from eight local schools, marching hand-in-hand, dressed in white.
|American School of Puerto Vallarta Students Earn AP Scholar Awards|
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging, college-level courses, while still in high school. They can receive college credit, advanced placement, or both, for successful performance on the AP exams in most top universities.
|An Expat Looks at Schooling In Puerto Vallarta|
Expats in Vallarta
Making the decision to move to Mexico is a big one. You, as an expat, will not have the choices that you had in the States or Canada, and when it comes to choosing a school for your children, you better do your homework.
|UAN Opens Campus in Bucerias, Nayarit|
Courses being taught at the newly inaugerated campus of the Autonomous University of Nayarit (UAN) include Administration, Psychology and Law, at the undergraduate level.
|Puerto Vallarta Protests Against Bus Fare Increase|
The bus fare went from 6.50 pesos to 7.50 in Puerto Vallarta, an increase of 1 peso that makes an important difference for users who have to take several buses during the day.
|Summer Vacation is Over for Puerto Vallarta Students|
Puerto Vallarta students return today to the more than one hundred schools in two shifts and will be received by almost 3 thousand teachers who have prepared courses for this week.
|Deja New Consignment Supports Local Charities|
We applaud the efforts of Kathleen, her staff and associates who have set up charity accounts to benefit our worthy causes here in Puerto Vallarta. We invite you to clean out your closet and help those less fortunate.
|Summer Campers Present "We Are Atlas"|
This colorful, immersive, theatrical journey will carry you through the grounds of the lush Vallarta Botanical Gardens, while raising vital questions about our responsibility to our environment, our community, and ourselves. Performance will be presented by the Terra Firma Summer Camp on August 3.
|CUCosta and AMResorts Sign Ecological Alliance|
Established programs for the local population include the knowledge and protection of biodiversity, reduction and recycling of waste, organic and inorganic resources as well as the sustainable use of natural resources in the region of Bahia de Banderas.
|Two New Educational Institutions to Open in PV|
The city of Puerto Vallarta is proud to announce the opening of the Tepeyac Institute and University of the Americas Vizcaya, both scheduled to start classes for the next school year.
|Sharks 2012 Summer Camp At American School|
The Summer Camp will include soccer, basketball, volleyball, dance, swimming, gymnastics and handball lessons. There will also be different workshops and a weekly excursion to the beach, to the bowling alley and to the movies.
|Prince of Norway Visits the American School|
The American School
The American School of Puerto Vallarta welcomed His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon at the school last month to celebrate a global dignity event.
|Close up Vallarta Festival of Video Art|
This second edition will be held from May 1 to May 5, 2012, at the Arches of the Malecon, the Centro Universitario de la Costa, Teatro Vallarta and the Cuale Cultural Center. There will be a video projection section of internationally renowned artists, lectures, workshops and parties.
|Protection and Handling of Reptiles Course|
Estero el Salado
Presented from May 7-9, 2012, this course will teach management and conservation in order to improve the quality of life for our local reptiles. Taking place on the CUCosta Campus, the three day course will include theory and management practice for reptiles in captivity.
|Certifications for PV Taxi Drivers|
Fideicomiso de Turismo PV
With the leadership of the Office of Conventions and Visitors of Puerto Vallarta, the Taxi Certification Program was started to improve the quality of labor performance for our local taxi drivers.
|KSU Professor Teaches Chemistry at American School|
Under the auspices of the Science Coaches Program, Professor Laurence Peterson of Kennesaw State University has been teaching one day each week at the American School in Puerto Vallarta with chemistry teacher, Adam Kilner.
|Cats and Dogs Art Benefit|
There will be a silent auction of some of the paintings and part of the proceeds will go to the benefit of the Civil Association Desembocada Ranchito, headed by Ana Maria Silva Rodriguez, for the benefit of the animals.
|PV Chamber Orchestra Spring Concerts|
Now in its eighth season, the Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra has recently announced dates and venues for their Spring Concerts. Children and students will receive free admission.
|American School Golf Scramble|
American School of PV
All amateur golfers, men, women and kids are invited for this fun event to raise funds for the American School of Puerto Vallarta, to be held at El Tigre Country Club in Nuevo Vallarta on Saturday, March 17, with a scramble format.
|American School to Perform Cinderella|
The cast of 25 talented students will present the retelling of this timeless tale and one of the most romantic stories of all time on March 8, 9 and 10 at the ASPV Amphitheater on campus. Join us.
|Mariachi Fundraiser Concert for CUCosta|
The first and very successful Mariachi Concert organized by CUCosta was held last October and involved Joya de Mexico Mariachi, Real de America and Nuevo Continental... The audience was captivated.
|RISE for Hope 2012 Fundraiser|
Food by Seth
Hundreds of people will be walking down the red carpet at the Puerto Vallarta American School to once again support the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (RISE) at the annual RISE for Hope event on February 11.
|Prestigious School in Mexico Enrages By Teaching 'How to Prevent Being Gay'|
A prestigious school group in Mexico has come under attack after publishing a homophobic article in its online magazine.
|Kids Gets Better in Reading and Mathematics Test Results, But Lag Behind Average|
According to a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Mexican children age 15 and below improved in reading and mathematics in 2012 - although they lag well behind the global average.
|Mexico's Ex-President Vicente Fox Urges Students to Find Purpose, Compassion|
Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, urged US students to find a life purpose, to be compassionate and to be wary of political ideologies.
|Higher Education in Mexico: The Quest to Become More-Competitive Globally|
Ddespite the positive measures undertaken during President Pena’s first year in office, numerous challenges remain across a range of sectors. These include issues that impact the country’s global competitiveness, not the least of which is higher education.
|Lack of University Spots Cut Short the Dreams of Many in Mexico|
Some 26 million children and young adults hit the books again in Mexico this fall, striving against the odds for the education they desperately want.
|Samsung Deploys Samsung School Platform at Mexico City College|
The platform seeks to give teachers greater control over their classroom, increasing student engagement and ensuring transfer of materials to pupils.
|Javier Aranda Luna: Mexico Education - When the Future Catches Up With Us|
I really don't now what it is to be a teacher, but I imagine that helping build a child's intelligence, maintaining their amazement, igniting their imagination and teaching one of the greatest creations of history, writing, is not easy.
|OAS and Mexico to Offer 600 Postgraduate Scholarships to Students from the Americas|
The Organization of American States and Mexico signed an agreement to provide scholarship opportunities to 600 citizens of the Americas for master's or doctoral studies in science and engineering in Mexico.
|OECD: Mexico First in High School Dropouts Between 15 and 18 Years Old|
Mexico ranked first in high school dropouts aged 15 to 18 and last in expected graduation of university students pursuing bachelor’s degrees; it also ranked third in minors who neither study nor work.
|Woman in Oaxaca Graduates from Elementary School... at Age 100!|
Her name is Manuela Hernandez Velasquez. At 100 years of age, she obtained her elementary school certificate, proving that it is never late to study.
|As Demand for Higher Education Rises, Mexico Increases University Options|
Public Education Undersecretary Fernando Serrano Migallon announced the addition of 36,376 admissions slots in Mexico’s higher education system by the Public Education Secretariat.
|11-Year-Old Mexican Prodigy Heads to Harvard in Fall|
Most 11-year-olds are stressing about the big move to middle school. Not Luis Roberto Ramirez Alvarez. The little boy from Michoacan, Mexico is headed to Harvard this fall.
|Mexico's Commitment to Eradicating Child Labor|
Presidency of the Republic
As part of last week's commemoration of the World Day against Child Labor, President Enrique Pena Nieto submitted a constitutional amendment to Congress in order to raise the minimum age for employment from 14 to 15 years.
|Relatives of Disappeared Women in Ciudad Juarez Continue Sit-In|
Relatives of eight women who disappeared in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, are still sitting-in near the Secretariat of Government Relations, awaiting a response to their request for an effective investigation to find their loved ones.
|Mexico Tightens Education Standards to Include Mandatory High School Education|
Education was compulsory until now only to the middle school level, but it is now being expanded through high school, the last educational level before students enter a university.
|Federal Judge Denies Dissident Teachers' Appeals Against Education Reform|
A federal judge in Puebla rejected petitions for protection filed by thousands of teachers who made appeals against the education reform, claiming it would affect their labor rights.
|Can Technology Help Mexican Education?|
In the impoverished and crime-ridden Mexico City suburb Ciudad Netzahualcoyotl, a pioneering education center is tutoring students through a mix of computer programs and teaching.
|A New Offering for Mexico's Hopeful College Grads: Student Loans|
Unlike in the U.S., where student loans are run of the mill, few Mexicans have access to the financing that could help them pay for a college education. That’s where FINAE, an institution specializing in financing higher education, comes in.
|In One Year, 50,000 Education Jobs Lost in Mexico|
At the close of the first quarter of 2013 almost 50,000 jobs in education had been lost, including teachers, administrative staff and maintenance staff, since the same time last year.
|Enrique Pena Nieto: 'Education Will Not Be Privatized or Concessioned'|
Presidency of the Republic
Let no-one attempt to mislead society: Education will not be privatized or concessioned. Education is, and will remain, a public and irrevocable function of the Mexican state.
|Teachers in Mexico Are Among Poorest Paid in Developing Countries|
Among the 34 nations that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mexico ranks fifth from the bottom for poor teacher pay. The country is above only Estonia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.
|Study Abroad in Mexico? Fewer Students From US Are Making the Trek|
The Christian Science Monitor
One announcement from Obama's Mexico trip was a bilateral forum on higher education. Educational exchanges between the US and Mexico have stagnated or fallen over the past decade.
|Why Mexico's Education Reforms Are Important|
The Heritage Foundation
Mexico seems poised for education reform, as evidenced by the release of last year’s documentary titled De Panzanzo (loosely translated to “Barely Passing”), which exposes a decrepit Mexican public school system prone to corruption.
|Computers Are No Longer a Luxury for Students|
The CEO of Connect2Compete says we must bridge the digital divide between low-income kids and children living in affluent neighborhoods.
|American Children in Mexico Face Educational Challenges - Fronteras Desk|
In the last two years, more than 205,000 parents of American citizen children were deported from the United States. That means a new influx of American kids are now living – and learning – in Mexico.
|Key to Development for the Future of Mexico is Education, Education, Education|
The fundamental way to achieve both preparing a solid foundation for long term growth and bringing about public policies for social justice is to spend on education.
|Education Gap at Alarming Level in Mexico, Warn Researchers|
The education gap in Mexico has reached an alarming level, as 41 percent of the population over the age of 15 (32 million Mexicans) find themselves within it.
|With Reforms in Place, Mexico is Poised to Change Poor State of Its Education System|
With a corrupted politician out of the way and an education reform program law in place, Mexico is poised to change the poor state of its education system.
|Should Mexican-American Books Be Banned in US Public Schools?|
In pockets across the country, some legislators and educators want to keep students from reading books that shed light on racial and cultural diversity.
|Students Living in Mexico Cross the Border for a Better Education|
As bad as things as they are in San Diego, they are probably not as good in Tijuana in terms of public education - a perception that many parents in Mexico share.
|Are Classroom Gadgets Really Helping Kids Learn?|
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Peg Tyre sheds light on the promise and perils of education technology.
|Scholarslip: Young Journalists Make Documentary About the US Student Debt Crisis|
Determined to speak up about America's crumbling higher education system, three students at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism rallied the voices of an indebted generation.
|Study Reports that Mexican Youth are Tech Addicts|
A recent Mexico Autonomous University study reports that Mexican young people are spending increasingly long hours on the Internet and using social media.
|So You Fear Your Child's Being Bullied. What Can You Do About It?|
The teen narrative is mostly innocuous, but sometimes what goes on within your child’s circle of friends - and frenemies - can be intentionally cruel and toxic. That’s when parents need to understand what’s happening.
|Mexico City's KidZania is a Wonderland for Kids and Their Families|
The Huffington Post
As an educator, I thought I had seen it all - until I visited Mexico City in early December of this year. I wasn't expecting KidZania, a miniature city located within Mexico City - created to teach the skills necessary for independence as well as financial literacy to kids 2-14.
|Students Learn About the Reality of Mexican Agricultural Workers in the United States|
In 2010, over 90% of all foreign workers contracted to work in the U.S. agricultural industry came from Mexico. A game teaches students about the weaknesses of U.S. regulations meant to protect these workers who each year depart to the United States from points all over Mexico.
|Student 'Normalistas' Fight Changes in Mexican Education System|
Pena Nieto says one of his priorities will be the overhauling of Mexico's education system to promote skills needed for the 21st century. But to do so he must confront the Normal schools, where professors have for decades been training aspiring teachers in activist politics, Marxism and social justice.
|Returning Migrant Children Pose Educational Challenge in Mexico|
New America Media
In different migrant-sending regions of Mexico, educators are coping with the new challenge of teaching children of return migrants who speak little or no Spanish.
|Mexican Students Using New Learning Platform|
A new education technology launched in Mexico this autumn is gaining popularity at schools across the country.
|Mexico is Now Producing as Many Engineers as the United States|
The Washington Post
In an aggressive bid to develop an entrepreneurial economy, Mexico is graduating students in engineering and technology at rates that challenge the United States. But it isn’t producing jobs for them.
|University in Baja California Receives US Certificate of Accreditation|
During the celebration of half a century of history, CETYS University System in Baja California, Mexico, received the official certificate of Accreditation conferred by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
|On Both Sides of the Border, Teachers Fight Corporatization|
In These Times
In both Mexico and the United States, schools are an ideological battleground. Corporate-minded school-reform groups promote curbing teachers' unions, tiering their pay schemes, and running schools more like businesses in an educational "marketplace."
|Top Student - First in Math, and Third in Spanish - Lives in a Trash Dump|
Eleven year-old Paloma Noyola Martínez is the top math student in Mexico, according to the national Enlace test, and the kicker is that she lives in a community of people who survive from scavenging a dump in Matamoros, Tamaulipas.
|Wolfman, Vampire Woman Speak Out Against Bullying in Mexico|
Latin American Herald Tribune
Two Mexicans known as The Wolfman and The Vampire Woman joined forces to speak out against bullying and domestic violence in a talk they gave in the western city of Zapopan.
|Mexico Orders HPV Vaccinations For 5th-Grade Girls|
Mexico on Wednesday launched a massive program to vaccinate fifth-grade girls against human papillomavirus, making it one of the few nations in the world with a universal campaign against the sexually transmitted virus.
|Morning Bell: Hollywood Steps Up to Education in 'Won't Back Down'|
The time is ripe for a story like 'Won't Back Down,' a new movie that opened in theaters last week, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as mothers who can't stand to watch their school fail any longer.
|Study: Smokers Are Still High School's 'Cool Kids'|
Peer pressure continues to prompt high school students to light up, new research suggests, because popular teens tend to smoke and they induce others to take up the habit in an effort to fit in and be liked.
|UNICEF: Over 6 Million Children Do Not Attend School in LatAm, Caribbean|
Hispanically Speaking News
Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said Friday.
|Test Scores Better at Mexico's Public Schools, But Still Room for Improvement|
Rumbo de Mexico
The public education secretary says that while officials have seen improvements in elementary and high school ENLACE test results, the public education system still faces challenges.
|Free Online Courses Plagued By Plagiarism|
People have been saying that online "universities" are the wave of the future for higher ed, providing access to university courses, to knowledge, to the masses and for free. But a bit of reality is dimming that future.
|School Bullying, a Reflection of LatAm Society|
Because "schools reflect what is going on in society," an analysis of what is behind the high rates of bullying in Latin America is urgently needed, says an expert on education in the region.
|Government Raises Money for Mexican Citizens Studying in US|
San Diego Union-Tribune
Mexico's federal government for the first time is reaching out to the public at large in its annual scholarship fund raising drive aimed at helping Mexicans in the United States.
|Undroppable: An All-Star Film and Social Media Campaign To Keep Kids In High School|
A new documentary features interviews with students struggling to stay in school, as inspiration for those thinking of dropping out.
|A Boom in Private Higher Education for Mexico's Middle Class|
As Mexico's last baby boom comes of age, more young people than ever aspire to a college degree. A rush of private higher education institutions has arrived to meet rising demand.
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