The ASPV Lower School is the first path to the bridge from home to the university in which students prepare themselves as world-minded global citizens. It is accredited in the United States by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and in Mexico by the Mexican Secretary of Education. It includes:
Students enter the nursery program at three years old for a full day of English and Spanish immersion in an early childhood program focused on developmentally appropriate practices outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) http://www.naeyc.org/DAP. The ASPV early childhood program focuses on the individual development of each child and emphasizes discovery activities that promote brain development and foster curiosity and creativity. The developmental continuum is followed in the prekinder (four year old) and kinder (five-year old) classes with most students speaking in English and Spanish at the end of the three year program.
The elementary school begins at six years old with prefirst grade and continues through sixth grade with students focusing on all academic areas in both English and Spanish. In addition to core subjects, classes are taught by education specialists in science, technology, art, music, and physical education.