English schools in Latin America
The American School of Torreón (C.A.T.) is an accredited, private, independent day school serving the educational needs of the community of the Laguna Region known as the Comarca Lagunera. The Comarca Lagunera is the region where the two states of Durango and Coahuila meet and it includes the 3 cities of Lerdo, Gomez Palacio and Torreon. The school is located in Torreon.
Established in 1954, C.A.T. is governed by a thirteen-member Board of Directors. The educational program includes a college preparatory curriculum taught mainly in English (some classes are in Spanish) that extends from Kinder to 12th grade and that results in the acquisition of an American High School diploma and the Mexican Bachillerato diploma for its graduates. The student body is 97% Mexican, 2% U.S. and 1% others. Both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (S.A.C.S.) and the Secretary of Education of Mexico accredit C.A.T.
Now, with more than 1,300 students from prekindergarten to high school, the American School of Torreón still believes firmly in its vision and mission. Thanks to the dedicated support of our students and their parents, of the many parents who form the Parents' Association, members of the Board of Directors, Directors General, principals, teachers, office and maintenance staff, The American School of Torreón became what it is today: an institution with 57 years of academic excellence, dedicated to preparing ethical young men and women to assume leadership in a constantly changing global world.