Edron Academy
The Edron Academy A.C. is a non-profit school
Non-profit organization
Nonprofit organization is neither a legal nor technical definition but generally refers to an organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals, rather than distributing them as profit or dividends...

 in Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

. It was founded in 1963 by Edward Foulkes, a Welshman
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. It has a population of three million, and a total area of 20,779 km²...

 who worked in Mexico in the publishing
Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of literature or information—the activity of making information available to the general public...

 business and as a teacher for the British Council
British Council
The British Council is a United Kingdom-based organisation specialising in international educational and cultural opportunities. It is registered as a charity both in England and Wales, and in Scotland...

, and by Ronald Stech, a Canadian
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

 who became the school's first administrator. Foulkes, who had previously founded Greengates School
Greengates School
Greengates School is a British-style international school located in San Mateo in the northwest of Mexico City, Mexico, founded in 1951. As of 2005, it has approximately 1,150 students of some 50 nationalities, derived mainly from the diplomatic and international business communities.In the senior...

, had left by 1961, selling his share to Henry Coehlo.

Their vision was to create a learning community in which every child would feel secure, wanted, cared for and free from tension and hostility. Over the years the school has retained these fundamental values, whilst adapting to change and expansion. In 1985, it moved from San Ángel
San Ángel
San Ángel is a colonia or neighborhood of Mexico City, located in the southwest in Álvaro Óbregon borough. Historically, it was a rural community, called Tenanitla in the pre Hispanic period. Its current name is derived from the El Carmen monastery school called San Ángel Mártir...

 to its present site in a residential area close to the forested hills of Desierto de los Leones
Desierto de los Leones National Park
Desierto de los Leones National Park is located entirely within the limits of the Federal District, it stretches between Cuajimalpa and Álvaro Obregón boroughs....

. At the same time, it achieved its bicultural status through incorporation with the Mexican education authority
Education in Mexico
Education in Mexico is regulated by the Secretariat of Public Education . Education standards are set by this Ministry at all levels except in "autonomous" universities chartered by the government...


In 1995 the Edron became an IB world school.

School structure

Mexico US UK
Pre-Kinder Daycare Reception
Kinder Pre-School Transition
Pre-primaria Kindergarten Year 1
1° de Primaria Grade 1 Year 2
2° de Primaria Grade 2 Year 3
3° de Primaria Grade 3 Year 4
4° de Primaria Grade 4 Year 5
5° de Primaria Grade 5 Year 6
6° de Primaria Grade 6 Year 7
1º de Secundaria Grade 7 Year 8
2° de Secundaria Grade 8 Year 9
3° de Secundaria Grade 9 Year 10
1° de Preparatoria Grade 10 Year 11
2° de Preparatoria Grade 11 Year 12
3° de Preparatoria Grade 12 Year 13


The Edron Academy is accredited nationally and internationally by:
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico
    National Autonomous University of Mexico
    The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is a university in Mexico. UNAM was founded on 22 September 1910 by Justo Sierra as a liberal alternative to the Roman Catholic-sponsored Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (National Autonomous...

     (UNAM or Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • Secretariat of Public Education (SEP or Secretaría de Educación Pública)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Notable alumni

  • Jennifer Clement
    Jennifer Clement
    Jennifer Clement studied English Literature and Anthropology at New York University and also studied French literature in Paris, France. She is currently the President of PEN Mexico....

     (born 1960), writer
  • Karla Cossío
    Karla Cossío
    Karla Cossío is a Mexican actress.Born in Cuba and brought to Mexico when she was only three months old , Karla Cossío began performing very young...

     (born 1985), actress
  • Khotan Fernández
    Khotan Fernández
    Khotan Fernández in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, is a Mexican actor sometimes simply known as Khotan.-Early life:...

     (born 1973), actor
  • Gael García Bernal
    Gael García Bernal
    Gael García Bernal is a Mexican film actor and director.-Early life:García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, the son of Patricia Bernal, an actress and former model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is Sergio Yazbek, whom his mother married when García Bernal was...

     (born 1978), actor and director
  • Alfonso Herrera
    Alfonso Herrera
    Alfonso "Poncho" Herrera is a Mexican actor and ex-member of the music group RBD.-Biography:...

     (born 1983), actor and musician
  • DBC Pierre (born 1961), writer
  • Gabriel Soto
    Gabriel Soto
    Gabriel Soto Borja-Diaz is a Mexican actor, model. He is known for winning the national male pageant El Modelo Mexico, placing first runner-up in Mister World 1996, being a member of the former Mexican boy band Kairo, and for acting in telenovelas.- Biography :His mother Elisa Diaz committed...

     (born 1976), actor and model
  • Adrián Meurinne (born 1990), CEO Mostashoes and Board of Directors of Grupo Glostora INC.
  • Ximena Sariñana
    Ximena Sariñana
    Ximena Sariñana Rivera is a Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. Sariñana's musical career was launched in 2008 with the release of her first studio album Mediocre, an adult contemporary pop-rock/vocal jazz album that has been critically acclaimed and nominated for various awards, including two...

    (born 1986), actress and musician

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