Associations and Affiliations

ASB is a member and collaborates with various academic and networking associations. We invite our families to explore what each has to offer:

Academic Associations

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a membership community committed to high quality international education. Our CIS community includes more than 1400 schools and universities, representing 122 countries. As a global non-profit membership organization, CIS provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals. 

The Barcelona International Schools Association (BISA) is a professional organization that strives to improve the quality of education in its member schools through several venues. It promotes the sharing of resources, professional development, and communication and interchange; the organization also attempts to create international understanding in Barcelona and beyond. BISA serves as a liaison between its member schools, local governments, and pertinent local and international education organizations.

The Mediterranean Association of International Schools is a professional organization that strives to improve the quality of education in its Member schools. It promotes the professional development of Faculty, Administrators, and School Board Members, affects communication and interchange, and creates international understanding. MAIS serves as a liaison between its 40 Member Schools, 41 Associate Member organizations as well as other regional, professional, and in-service organizations. Presently, MAIS is composed of schools from 15 different countries.

Teachers College Reading and Writing project. The American School of Barcelona is one of the 5 international schools that is considered a project school with Teachers College.
The mission of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. 

ASB has been recognized by LEGO® Education ROBOTIX® with a STEAM Learning School Certification for the great work we do in our center to promote 21st century skills and competencies using LEGO Education resources and methodologies. 

The International Schools Theater Association (ISTA) believes that the future of our world depends on confident, internationally minded, collaborative and culturally literate young people who are empowered to engage with and change the world responsibly. ISTA offers Theater educators worldwide the opportunity to come together to develop themselves, their pedagogy and their skills, equipping and empowering them to bring about this change through theater. ISTA brings together young people, artists and teachers from different countries in different settings to experience, create and learn about theater. 

Founded in 1965, ECIS is a non-profit global membership organisation that supports schools in the areas of teacher development, leadership development, recruitment and human resources, governance and risk, and global advisory, complemented by grants and awards that illuminate significant impact. Our mission is to transform lives through international education.

ASB has been re-accredited by The Middle States Association in 2018. MSA aspires to improve the quality of education in the United States and around the world by assisting schools to achieve excellence through the process of accreditation, by affirming to the public a member school’s trustworthiness and commitment to continuous improvement, by providing the network and resources for the promotion of proven practices.

The Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) is dedicated to the promotion of excellence at all levels of music education in international schools. AMIS aims to advance the education of students and teachers throughout the world by developing their understanding, knowledge and appreciation of music and to promote high standards of musical performance through honor festivals. AMIS has 95 member schools globally and ASB has been a member since 2019.

Networking Associations

Barcelona Global is a private, independent and non-profit association, that is set up as a citizen's platform of ideas and action, made up by people and companies who care about Barcelona and its future. The association's mission is: to actively contribute to making Barcelona one of the most attractive cities in the world to attract and develop talent and economic activity.

The Barcelona Women's Network is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-political social and charitable organization offering support and friendship to both local and international women residing in the greater Barcelona area. BWN activities cover a wide array of interests including social, cultural, charity and well-being. These events are scheduled weekly, monthly or at special times of the year.

The American Society of Barcelona functions as a non-political and non-profit organization and strives to be the focal point for people who are interested in developing and maintaining business and social relationships in an international environment.

Interact is a part of Rotary International. Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority. Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of service above self.