Why come to Madrid? Located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid is one of Europe’s most thriving and fastest-growing capital cities. Madrid is known for its welcoming atmosphere, lively culture, and rich historical, artistic, and cultural background.
Significant urban improvements have made Madrid a comfortable city to live in. An efficient and far-reaching public transportation system makes it an easy city to navigate. Parks and green areas provide wonderful places to practice sport or have walks. Madrid has also become a major hub for international air travel and serves as an excellent point of departure for visiting the rest of Spain, other European countries, as well as North Africa.

In addition Madrid offers travelers and residents a wide array of cultural activities as well as an active social scene. Theater productions, musicals, concerts, dance festivals, and art exhibits are a regular feature of the city’s agenda. Madrid is also known as the ‘city that never sleeps’ with its endless array of bars, cafes, restaurants, and clubs, all open until the early morning hours.

The American School of Madrid, founded in 1961, is a private coeducational day school which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities.

The curriculum is that of the United States with emphasis in the higher grades upon preparing students for college. Instruction is in English. All students are required to study Spanish. The school’s testing program includes the National Merit (SAT) and College Entrance Examination Board tests. The school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Most of the graduates attend colleges and universities in the U.S. Some continue their studies in Spain and all over the world. The PK-12 program is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. ASM is an IB world school with an accredited IB diploma program. The school is also accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education and offers the Spanish Official Program.

The lower, middle and upper school programs are housed in three buildings, ten kilometers from Madrid, near Aravaca, with ample room for outdoor activities. Facilities include a gymnasium, a library, cafeteria, computer labs, tennis courts, soccer field, softball field, weight room and track. The Center for the Arts, inaugurated in November 2008, is a new purpose-built facility that houses a 600-seat Auditorium with dressing rooms, visual art classrooms, music rooms with practice rooms, a photography laboratory, and a large multipurpose room.

  • Headmaster: Ben Weinberg
  • Upper School Director: Kim Cullen
  • Middle School Director: Michael Nugent
  • Lower School Director: Chris Law
  • Enrollment: 940



Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at The American School of Madrid.

Correspondence Address:

Attn: Human Resources Office
Apartado 80
28080 Madrid, Spain

Important Note
The employment applications not addressed to the person specified in the job opening will be discarded and will receive no reply (according to Spanish Data Protection Laws).

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Interns are required to have Bachelor’s Degree and interest in pursuing a career in education. However, they are not required to have teaching experience)
  • 3 years classroom teaching experience


  • Master’s Degree in Education or in teaching field
  • 5 years teaching experience
  • Teaching certificate
  • Experience in developing integrated curriculum and working as a member of a team
  • Experience in using technology as an instructional tool
  • Experience in using Understanding by Design to develop curricular unit maps
  • Experience developing the student attributes and attitudes in a Learner Profile
  • Experience with standards-based assessment and reporting
  • Experience in teaching writer’s and reader’s workshop in either the Elementary or Middle School
  • Experience in working with ESL students of all levels
  • Experience in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of each student
  • Experience in using 6+1 Writing Traits to assess student writing
  • Experience in using collaborative learning and performance assessments
  • Experience in interpreting and using results from the NWEA Measures for Academic Progress testing program to inform instruction
  • Experience / willingness to work and plan as part of a team of teachers.
  • 10 years experience for administration
  • Experience in teaching International Baccalaureate courses will be beneficial
  • Native English and basic Spanish preferred for all positions
  • Interest in and agreeable to coaching or sponsoring an after-school activity/sport

Qualified applicants whose profiles match a current job opening should send resume and cover letter to the Director indicated in the job opening.

We kindly request that you do not send us your resume unless you meet the minimum requirements specified above and unless there is an opening in your field.

Selected candidates will be contacted directly by the appropriate director and advised on how to proceed with their application.

ASM also works with the following recruiting agencies:

  • Search Associates
  • International School Services
  • Carney, Sandoe & Associates
  • The International Educator

The American School of Madrid does not use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind (e.g., placement fees, immigration processing fees, etc.).

Unfortunately, we’ve been made aware of unauthorized individuals using the American School of Madrid name and logo in emails and on web sites in an attempt to solicit up-front fees from interested job-seekers.

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