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Escuela Tomás Alva Edison (Mexico City)


Thank you for your interest in attending the 9th Annual TAE fair as part of the Mexico College Fair Tour! This year's fair will take place on Sunday, October 15th from 9:00 to 10:30 am, with a light meal served afterwards.  Please see the schedule of events section for details. Traditionally, 300+ students in 9th through 12th grade attend the fair. Please note that the deadline to apply for participation is September 1, 2016.

We look forward to hosting you on our campus and in our wonderful city!

Contact Information

Rachel Josephs, International College Counselor
Email: r_josephs@tae.edu.mx
Tel. +52 (55) 5604-0314 extension 128

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 15, 2017

7:50-8:00 am- Bus/van service departs J.W. Marriott (free transportation- sign up during registration process).
8:30 am - 9:00 am -- Fair set-up in the patio.
9:00 am- 10:30 am-- Fair with TAE students and parents
10:30- 10:45--Break down tables
10:45-11:15 am-- Light meal served in the auditorium. 
11:20-- Board bus/van and depart for Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX). Airport arrival by 12:00 pm (Free transportation- sign up during registration process)

**For those planning to attend the fair in Panama City, there is a direct flight on Copa Airlines (Flight # 121) departing MEX at 14:01 and arriving in Panama City at 17:43. Additionally, there is a direct flight (# 149) departing at 15:40, arriving in Panama City at 19:46.**

Applications and Fees

The deadline to apply for the TAE Fair is September 1, 2017.

TAE will not be charging a fee to participate, nor will it charge for bus/van service from the J.W. Marriott in Polanco to TAE and from TAE to MEX airport (optional, please sign up during registration process.)

Appy Here for the TAE International College Fair 2017!

What We Will Provide

  • Long table with tablecloth, to be shared by two institutions
  • Chairs
  • Wifi access (wifi coverage in the patio is patchy in places and not guaranteed)
  • A light meal of flautas 
  • Bottled water, sodas, and coffee

What You Should Bring

  • Tablecloth with institution/organization name and/or logo (keeping in mind you will have half of a long table.)
  • Materials on undergraduate programs. (As students tend to have questions about specific majors, having a table copy or two of your course catalog would be helpful.)
  • Materials on summer programs, if applicable.
  • Materials on scholarships for international students, if applicable.
Additional notes:
  • Please limit banners to table-top displays 
  • Please note that the fair takes place under a tent and in our auditorium, and temperature can become quite warm. Dressing in layers is recommended. 
  • Our patio has few plugs so please plan to charge laptops and tablets prior to arrival.

Sending Materials in Advance

Materials can be sent in advance of the fair to:

Escuela Tomás Alva Edison
Atte: Rachel Josephs
Heriberto Frias 1401, Col. Del Valle
03100 Mexico City, CDMX, MEXICO

Please use a reliable courier service only (DHL, Federal Express, etc.) as items sent via regular mail may arrive late, damaged, or not at all. Remember to label the outside of the box with the name of your school so that your items can be easily identified.


J.W. Marriott ==> TAE: The bus will board and depart from the J.W. Marriott front reception at 7:50. Please indicate your interest in this service during the online registration process. (Free)

TAE ==> Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX): Bus/vans will depart TAE at 11:20 and arrive to MEX at approximately 12:00. Please indicate your interest in this service during the online registration. (Free)

For those planning to attend the fair in Panama City, there is a direct flight on Copa Airlines (Flight # 121) departing MEX at 14:01 and arriving in Panama City at 17:43. Additionally, there is a direct flight (#149) departing at 15:40, arriving in Panama City at 19:46.

Taxis: We are happy to arrange taxi service from the fair to your hotel or another destination. A link to request taxi service will be included in your confirmation email. Please feel free to use Uber as an easy, convenient alternative!

As a general tip, be sure to download the Waze application before landing in Mexico City--this app helps you navigate the best route by taking traffic into consideration. It's a lifesaver in a city of 25 million people and 6 million cars!

About Our School

TAE website: http://www.tae.edu.mx/

TAE is a private high school accredited by the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) with approximately 450 students in grades 10-12. All of our students are Mexican nationals, with a handful of students holding dual citizenship with various other nations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. TAE is consistently ranked by Reforma newspaper as one of the top private high schools in Mexico City.

Our students follow a rigorous curriculum of 14 to 17 year-long subjects, consisting of the UNAM core curriculum and supplemental coursework in English, French, writing and research skills. A two-year course in educational and career counseling culminates in all students selecting an area of specialization in their senior year, in one of four areas: Area I- Architecture, Math and Engineering; Area II- Medicine and Life Sciences; Area III- Business, Law and Social Sciences; and Area IV-Arts and Humanities. As a result, our students tend to have a clear idea of what they want to study and appreciate information about course offerings and unique opportunities within their area of interest, as well as ways they can combine interests across disciplines. 

TAE places particular emphasis on the development of the whole person, and believes that each student has unique potential and talents that should be nurtured. TAE encourages students to discover their passion in any of over 30 afternoon workshops offered throughout the year, including theater, Model United Nations, creative writing, science club, and an award-winning chorus.  Our affiliation with the UNAM gives students access to conferences, congresses, and competitions organized by the university´s high school division. Every year, scores of students submit original research projects to these conferences, with dozens selected to present their work.

Places of Interest Near TAE

Caffeine needs: Two Starbucks are located a block from TAE:

    Option A. Head straight on Heriberto Frias toward Universidad. Turn right on Universidad and you will come to a new shopping plaza.  Starbucks is located in the lobby on the ground floor.

    Option B. There is a large supermarket called Comercial Mexicana Pilares across the street from TAE. Starbucks is located on the other side of their expansive parking lot, on the                         corner of Pilares and Pestalozzi.

Coyoacan: The beautiful and historic neighborhood of Coyoacan is just 10 minutes south of TAE. Visit the Frida Khalo Museum (http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/), open until 5:45 pm on Sundays. Stroll down Francisco Sosa street to enjoy colorful colonial architecture and to feel as if you are in a small town. Enjoy coffee and cake at Cafe Ruta de Seda (http://www.caferutadelaseda.com/) or an upscale meal and mezcal tasting at Los Danzantes (http://www.losdanzantes.com/).