MAS Prevention

The MAS Prevention program offers a series of conferences and workshops given by experts in various fields, for the purpose of providing support to all the actors in the educational enterprise: parents, students and teachers, in order to jointly respond assertively to negative social conducts that may endanger the physical, mental or emotional health of the students.

Should you have any doubts regarding our guest speakers, times and/or dates, please do not hesitate to call us on 5658 4766 ext. 4221.




Julia is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the country, with over 30 years of experience. She has written five books: Profesión: mamá infancia (Occupation: childhood mommy), Sin dañar a terceros (No harm to third parties), El niño ante conflictos entre papá y mamá (Children stuck between Mom and Dad's conflicts), Profesión: mamá adolescencia (la maestría), (Occupation: teenage mommy [The Master's degree]), Hijos fuertes (Strong children) and her most recent one, Las 101 cosas que puedes hacer con tu hijo(a) aunque seas un papá muy ocupado (101 activities you can do with your kids even if you are extremely busy); as well as countless articles and many participations in national and foreign media.

She leads GRUPO JULIA BORBOLLA S.C. integral psychology, providing services to all of Mexico City. She is also the director of ANTENAS POR LOS NIÑOS A.C., a nonprofit organization that provides psychological aid to vulnerable Mexican children.

Conference review: "Today's crises and my family"

A conference for:

  • Knowing the internal and external enemies of the family and how to best overcome them.
  • Create a conscience of what a crisis is and the opportunity it represents to change.
  • Identify healthy alternatives to confront crises.



Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist by profession and specialized in Thanatology, Crisis Intervention, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Addictions and Eating Disorders, Psychotrauma and Hypnosis. He is also a passionate playwright and theatrical performer. For reasons explained in his book Dado (Dice) he has specialized on suicide for the last sixteen years of his professional life.

Conference review: "Suicide, final decision for a temporary problem"

A person suffering intensely and thinking about taking their own life, has a deep depression and high levels of despair and confusion that darken and limit their vision of life: a perspective which only allows them to believe death is the only cure to relieve the desperate suffering which has taken over their existence. What can we do?



He has dedicated over 25 years to studying and teaching Mindfulness as well as the practices of unconditional love. The impact these practices had on Alejandro, led him to putting his career as a composer to the side and focus on developing a methodology that would allow everyone to access the power and benefits of mindfulness. He was a member of a Buddhist order for 10 years, and studied all subjects related to meditation in England.  He lived almost 3 years in a center for semi monastic retreats in Spain, studying and practicing meditation. He is the author of the book “Mindfulness: la meditación de conciencia plena” ("Mindfulness: Meditation in full conscience") in 2005 he created a Meditation program for life in the Yoga Espacio de la Ciudad de México (Yoga Space Mexico City) school, which he is a cofounder of. He has workshops, courses and retreats in Mexico and Canada.

Conference review: "Mindfulness in education" Learn to use your mind and mold your brain

The heart of everybody's personal and interpersonal problems (attention, motivation and memory complications, as well as lack of emotional regulation) lies in constant and unnecessary activation of the defense system, i.e. stress. In school contexts, the consequences are seen in problems with learning and behaving. Mindfulness is training that helps to work with all of this. We will examine how it works and what benefits it provides for students as well as options parents have to support their children in the development of a clear and receptive mind. We will also teach you a simple technique for mindfulness that can be used at home, alone or with your children.



Pedagogue specialized in human development. He is a lecturer with international experience, with courses and conferences given in Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, as well as the main cities in the Mexican Republic.

He is the director of Liceo de la Familia, dedicated to improving educational quality through School for Parents, teacher counseling and workshops for kids and young people in private schools in Mexico City and the rest of the country since 1984. He focuses on sexual education, life and decision making.

Mr. Schmill is the director and editor of Applied Education Productions, a publishing house dedicated to creating educational books. He is the author of Disciplina inteligente en la escuela (Intelligent Discipline at School), Aprender a convivir en la escuela (Learn to Coexist at School) and Formación Cívica y Ética (Civics and Ethics) 1 and 2 of the SEP.

Conference review: "Intelligent Management of Limits and  Consequences"

Parents will get to know effective strategies to establish limits and consequences in their homes, which help their children to apply the concept of responsibility in their own lives.

We will reflect upon a few of the following questions:

Do we have educational objectives? What are the values and limits we use at school and home? Do we have parameters to apply effective limits? Do we use intelligent consequences or do we apply absurd punishments?



BA in Pedagogy from the Panamerican University, Master of Education from Endicott College, Massachusetts. She has been a teacher, coordinator and for the past 12 years, vice principal and principal of preschool at the Eton School.

She is a Certified Instructor for the Conscious Discipline program - created by Dr. Becky Bailey -, one of the discipline programs with the most accomplishments in the United States and Latinamerica. She is the creator of Feeling Buddies, a program which teaches tools for self regulation, considered the number one skill to achieve success nowadays.

She is a workshopper, trainer and lecturer in national and international congresses. She founded Educating with Conscience with the objective of elevating the conscience in parental and teacher education, and providing socio-emotional skills to the children of today.

Conference review: How to survive the preadolescence or adolescence of my children? 

Learn how the brain of preadolescents and adolescents works to provide strategies of Conscious Discipline. These strategies are effective tools that will help them connect with their brains and develop self discipline, how to positively manage their impulses and above all, reflect and make decisions that help to build their sense of self. At the same time, you can enjoy watching this process unfold as an adult.



Gestalt Psychotherapist from the Instituto Humanista de Psicoterapia Gestalt (Humanist Institute of Gestalt Psychotherapy). She has a Diploma in Human Development and specialties in: Management of Feelings, Adolescence, Group Therapy and Couples Therapy. She has 17 years of experience in private practice as a Psychotherapist and is the creator of the course "How to accompany your teenager and not die trying".

Conference review: "Everything you need to know (and do not know) about social media in your child's life"

This conference will discuss the importance of strengthening your relationship to be a better guide to our children or to function in case a parent is absent. We will learn the risks and consequences of using social media and cell phones, the importance of establishing rules of usage, suggested ages to manage them with maturity and how to live as parents in your children's virtual world seeking to strengthen your bond with them.

  • Valentine's Day!

  • MAS 66 Anniversary

  • Students at the Modern American School explore their physical abilities, motor skills and teamwork in the new kindergarten psychomotor classroom - a wonderful space where motor skill development of the young ones is enriched through vestibular, tactile and proprioceptive stimulation. We are sure that it will be one of the favorite places for the children!

  • For the first time in Mexico the NBA’s basketball tournament, in its Jr. High school category took place. The Modern American School was the only participating institution that took both its female and male team to play the finals. The games that defined the championship were carried out in the Arena Ciudad de México, where great support was felt from the MAS community dressed in red. The women’s team won second place and the men’s team brought back the trophy for Junior Champion of the NBA 2017. Congratulations to all the players - it made for a very exciting Sunday!

  • On the 24th of November the 1967 generation of the Modern American School got together in a restaurant in San Angel Inn to celebrate 50 years since they had graduated from High School. It turned out to be a pleasant and heart-warming event for the 30 people who went.  They celebrated looking at photos and videos which had been put together for the occasion.  They sang the school anthem - with speeches, laughter, hugs and a delicious cake which had been given by the Modern American School. 

  • Yearbook 2016-2017

  • We are filled with pride from the result obtained on the medal table by the Modern American School athletes in the 2017 Interschool Competitions. 44 medals in total: 24 gold, 13 silver and 7 bronze; 22 in the women's events and 22 in the men's events, while also earning four out of the eight possible trophies in the competition. Congratulations athletes and coaches, for your extraordinary teamwork!

  • The first place for the fourth consecutive year is for our cheerleaders in the Interschool Competitions. GO MAS!

  • The Modern American School has just opened a brand new, modern music classroom for its Elementary School students. The new space, which will also be used by the robotics students, is acoustically isolated and features a MIDI keyboard, Bluetooth speakers, a computer with music software, percussion instruments, projector and SmartBoard, among other things.

  • After 26 years, Mexico City has won the first place in the Mexican Mathematic Olympics with three gold medals and three silver.  Congratulations Thomas, your participation was fundamental in this achievement!

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Mexican Revolution

  • In the first exhibition of the school year, the Modern American School hosted as its guest an artist of international stature, master painter Roger von Gunten. The exhibition "From Outlines to Constellations" will undoubtedly be a source of inspiration for our children and young people, who are eager for new forms of expression.

  • Students and teachers of the Modern American School presented their traditional Offering for Day of the Dead dedicated to the poet virtuoso Juan Rulfo. We celebrate the centennial of his birth in 2017, as his influence is still important among new authors.

  • Happy Halloween!

  • In the first big conference of the program “MAS Prevención”, the Modern American School received as a guest one of the most recognized psychologists in the country, Julia Borbolla. Within her presentation, Julia created awareness about what a crisis is and the opportunity that change brings.

  • Students in their third year of secondary school at the Modern American School, that were preparing to carry out their visit to the archeological ruins of Teotihuacan, were specially attended by a great specialist in the field: Dr. Linda Manzanilla, an ex-alumni of the same school (Class of 1969). For just over an hour, she talked with them about the importance of Teotihuacan as the first large-scale city of Mesoamerica, especially pointing out the aspects of daily life and their multiethnic population. Dr. Manzanilla, it was a privilege having you with us.

  • Manuel Piñuela Rangel (Class of 2002), has been awarded with one of the accolades granted by the publication of MIT Technology Review to the ‘Innovators Under 35 Latam 2017’. Manuel created a new technology that extracts electromagnetic energy from the environment–such as radio signals, television or wireless Wi-Fi–and uses it to recharge small devices, e.g. sensors and gadgets of low energy consumption, a characteristic of the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Congratulations Manuel for the award you will soon receive!

  • Congratulations to Kevin Smithers (Class of 2008), for composing the music in the film “Monster Island” that was recently released in cinemas in Mexico. Despite his youth, Kevin already boasts a notable portfolio of compositions for various films, television series and video games, including the short film “En la Azotea”, which received a nomination for ‘Best Original Music’ at the Sitges International Film Festival in 2016. We will also get a chance to appreciate his work in the video game World War Toons that is to be released presently. We are greatly pleased to hear of these recent achievements and wish him the best for the future.

  • We would like to congratulate two ex pupils who graduated from the school in 1986.  Gustavo Carvajal and Luis Fernando González, who are the founding partners of a law firm which specialises in corporate affairs, have just been nominated by Forbes Mexico as being one of the top ten in the country.  Congratulations Gustavo and Luis!

  • In accordance with the information published on the Education Secretariat’s (Secretaría de Educación Pública) web page, we are pleased to inform you that tomorrow morning all school activities - morning, afternoon and school transport - shall resume as normal.  This is with the exception of training and sports matches that take place outside of school.  This service shall resume starting next week.

  • Congratulations to Martha Navarrete Villareal, class of 1988, for her recent promotion to Director of Internal Audits for Latinamerica and Mexico for Citibanamex Group. Also, on July 19th, as part of a small team of Mexicans, she crossed the Gibraltar Strait by swimming from the island of Tarifa in Spain to Punta Cires in Morocco.  Congratulations Martha!"

  • The class of '82 met on July 22nd to celebrate their 35th graduation anniversary. Fernando Marrufo said: "35 years after graduating from high school the class of 82 of the glorious Modern American School was reunited. Although, only a few of the people who started this adventure were there for different reasons, the general feeling was profound gratitude to meet with so many former classmates after such a long time. Some are no longer with us, others could not be there, even so, we still love, cherish and appreciate them. Thank you all for a marvelous afternoon of celebrating friendships that were formed in Kindergarten. Truly endearing friends. We love you deeply! Congratulations Class of 82!

  • We would like to thank everybody in the school community for their support and partnership in helping the victims in Oaxaca and Chiapas. All together we managed to collect 1771.8 kg of powdered milk. On September 15th 2017, the collected goods were delivered to the Mexican Red Cross.

  • ¡Viva México!

  • The class of '77 celebrated its 40 year graduation on Saturday, July 1st with a lunch in Southern Mexico City. They had fun looking at their older yearbooks and remembering anecdotes about the past. It was a memorable afternoon. Congratulations Class of '77!

  • Welcome to the new school year 2017-2018!


Acepto expresamente términos y condiciones de este AVISO DE PRIVACIDAD

Aviso de Privacidad. Por este conducto el(los) Padre(s) del alumno(a) correspondiente (en adelante conjuntamente el(los) Padre(s) y el alumno(a) como el "Titular" expresamente autorizan a la ESCUELA MODERNA AMERICANA, S.C. (en adelante "MAS") con domicilio en Cerro del Hombre Número 18, Colonia Romero de Terreros, Delegación Coyoacán, México, Distrito Federal, Código Postal 04310, para que MAS, obtenga, use, almacene, disponga, tenga acceso y adicionalmente transmita y transfiera a cualquier autoridad y/o institución, especialmente de carácter educativo incluyendo para el ejercicio de sus atribuciones y por cualquier medio conocido o por conocerse incluyendo sin ser limitativo impreso y/o electrónico, los datos personales del Titular, incluyendo en su caso datos personales sensibles, en el entendido de que el presente Aviso de Privacidad también puede versar y tratar sobre los mismos (en adelante conjuntamente incluyendo en su caso los datos personales sensibles como los "Datos Personales").

El tratamiento de los Datos Personales del Titular queda sujeto a todo lo siguiente:

1. Su autorización será revocable por el Titular de conformidad con las disposiciones aplicables en la Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de los Particulares (en adelante la "Ley"). En caso de revocación, el Titular libera de responsabilidad a MAS sobre la consecuencia y causas de dicha revocación.

2. Se llevará a cabo y hará con las siguientes finalidades, para que MAS pueda: facturar y llevar a cabo sus procesos administrativos; cumplir con las obligaciones de MAS derivadas de cualquier relación contractual que tenga o llegue a tener con el Titular; generar y respaldar información con respecto a su matrícula escolar; llevar a cabo monitoreo y estadística; informar al Titular de cambios en materia educativa y administrativa; contactar al Titular, en especial en casos de emergencia; y pueda cumplir con todas las leyes, reglamentos, ordenamientos, circulares, decretos y directivas aplicables, especialmente relacionados en materia educativa y en relación con el alumno(a).

3. Se llevará a cabo por todo el tiempo que sea necesario para que MAS pueda cumplir a cabalidad con las finalidades referidas en 2 anterior.

4. Se llevará a cabo por MAS y las siguientes personas: sus socios, administrador(es), gerente(s), empleado(s); apoderado(s), sus consultor(es) y/o proveedores de transporte escolar.

Se establece que los Datos Personales constituyen información confidencial del Titular. Por tanto, MAS acuerda mantener todos y cada una de los Datos Personales en estricta confidencialidad y se obliga a no divulgar ni revelar los Datos Personales a personas distintas a las señaladas y/o permitidas en el presente aviso sin contar con el previo consentimiento otorgado por el Titular. MAS tomará las medidas razonables para evitar la divulgación de los Datos Personales a terceros de manera diversa a la permitida mediante el presente Aviso de Privacidad, como por ejemplo, restringir el acceso a los Datos Personales a determinadas personas.

La obligación de confidencialidad no será aplicable a: (i) información que sea del dominio público, que sea pública o que obre en fuentes de acceso público como dicho término se define en la Ley; (ii) información que resulte evidente, incluyendo para un técnico en la materia; (iii) información que previamente a su divulgación ya obre en poder de MAS o de cualquiera de las personas a que se refiere el numeral 4 anterior o haya sido desarrollada independientemente por MAS o por dichas personas; (iv) información que deba ser divulgada por disposición legal, orden judicial o de autoridad competente.

El Titular de los Datos Personales tendrá el derecho de acceso, rectificación, cancelación u oposición de conformidad con lo dispuesto por la Ley. Para hacer efectivos estos derechos, el Titular de los Datos Personales deberá seguir el procedimiento que se describe a continuación: (a) la solicitud de acceso, rectificación, cancelación u oposición deberá hacerse por escrito y dirigirse a ESCUELA MODERNA AMERICANA, S.C., domicilio en Cerro del Hombre Número 18, Colonia Romero de Terreros, Delegación Coyoacán, México, Distrito Federal, Código Postal 04310 y (b) la solicitud deberá contener y acompañar lo siguiente: (b.i) el(los) nombre(s) del Titular y domicilio(s) u otro medio para comunicarle la respuesta a su solicitud; (b.ii) los documentos que acrediten la identidad o, en su caso, la representación legal del Titular; (b.iii) la descripción clara y precisa de los Datos Personales respecto de los que se busca ejercer alguno de los derechos antes mencionados; (b.iv) cualquier otro elemento o documento que facilite la localización de los Datos Personales; y (b.v) en su caso, las modificaciones a realizarse y aportar la documentación que sustente su petición. MAS comunicará al Titular, en un plazo máximo de veinte días naturales contados desde la fecha en que recibió la solicitud correspondiente debidamente integrada, la determinación adoptada, a efecto de que, si resulta procedente, se haga efectiva la misma dentro de los quince días naturales siguientes a la fecha en que se comunica la respuesta al Titular. De conformidad con lo establecido en la Ley, los plazos antes referidos podrán ser ampliados una sola vez por un periodo igual, siempre y cuando así lo justifiquen las circunstancias del caso.

El presente Aviso de Privacidad podrá ser modificado mediante un simple aviso por escrito y/o electrónico que MAS dirija al Titular de los Datos Personales con por lo menos treinta días naturales de anticipación a la fecha efectiva de la modificación. En el caso en que el Titular de los Datos Personales no esté de acuerdo con las modificaciones, éste tendrá el derecho de oposición en los términos anteriormente descritos. De no presentarse oposición durante los treinta días naturales señalados anteriormente o si la oposición resulta infundada, las modificaciones a este Aviso de Privacidad cuando no versen sobre datos personales sensibles se tendrán por aceptadas para todos los efectos legales a que haya lugar. No será necesario el procedimiento anterior cuando las modificaciones consten en acuerdo por escrito firmado o cuando medie consentimiento por el Titular de los Datos Personales.