Director's Desk

At the American School of Warsaw, we are committed to changing the world for the better, both through the actions of the community today and the work of our students throughout life...

Our core values describe how we inspire, learn, and teach in ways that these values become the cornerstones of character. In this way, our values serve both to describe us and offer an aspirational quality that defines and empowers our educational community.

At the American School of Warsaw, we are experts at transition, crafting distinct pathways that ensure students build on prior success, close gaps that may emerge, and prepare for the next adventure, whether returning home, going further abroad, or making that final leap to colleges and universities around the world. With 50+ countries in our midst, this is a powerful and engaging challenge that we willingly embrace.

We stand by our documented academic success gleaned from a storied history, a proud tradition of providing our students with unique opportunities in athletics, music, drama, design, technology, and service-learning. We value our links with top universities and colleges around the world, our welcoming and involved parent community, our purpose-built campus, and the world-class caliber of our globally recruited faculty and dedicated support staff.  

But above all, we are distinguished by our student ambassadors. They are culturally diverse, intelligent, enthusiastic, and grounded with integrity. They believe in the tenets of our core values. They can tell the stories of their learning that often reach beyond the classroom, the school, and the community to bring positive change to the world.

As I approach my 40th year as an educator, I’m proud and incredibly thankful that my journey has led me to my role in Poland as the Director of this amazing school. With my wife, an elementary teacher, and my daughter, ASW alumni,  we are all proud to be Warsaw Warriors!

Jon Zurfluh

School Director

Director's Blog

Jon Zurfluh - Director of the American School of Warsaw