The American School of Milan is an independent, coeducational day school for students of all nationalities, which offers an educational program from nursery through grade 12 with a postgraduate 13th year. The School was founded in 1962. The school year comprises two semesters in 2011-2012, extending from September 1 to February 3 and from February 4 to June 22.
Organization: The School is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees, elected for 3-year terms by the Association of the American School of Milan, the sponsor of the School. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is formally organized as a non-profit institution and has been designated as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. college-preparatory independent schools and includes the International Baccalaureate program and IB Middle Years Program. Elementary students make continuous progress in a collaborative environment. Laptop computers are used in grades 6-12. The School is the testing center in Northern Italy for the Educational Testing Service and American College Testing. The testing program includes SAT Reasoning and Subject, SSAT, PSAT, AP, TOEFL, GRE Subject, and ACT. Instruction is in English. The academic program includes an extensive interscholastic program, drama, music, student government, and lifetime sports instruction. One hundred percent of the graduates go on to colleges and universities. The elementary and secondary schools were reaccredited in 2010 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 68 full-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 711 (EC1-13).
Facilities: The 9-acre campus has three main interconnected two-story buildings. There are four separate learning units: Early Childhood (EC1-EC2), Elementary school (KG-5), Upper School (6-12). The self-contained campus has one modern computer laboratory, a very well-equipped Media Center, 55 classrooms, 7 science laboratories, 2 science preparatory laboratories, 2 art suites and 1 IB art laboratory, a cafeteria, an auditorium, 2 double gymnasiums, a dance studio, a drama studio, a weights room, 2 soccer fields, 2 outdoor tennis courts, 2 basketball courts and 2 playgrounds.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, about 95 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Private Rates: EC1: $11,906; EC2: $12,276; KG1-grade 2: $13,892; grades 3-5: $16,249; grades 6-8: $18,276; grades 9-10: $19,180; grade 11: $20,660; and grades 12-13: $21,044. Corporate Rates: EC1: $15,331; EC2: $15,701; KG1-grade 2: $17,317; grades 3-5: $19,674; grades 6-8: $21,701; grades 9-10: $22,605; grade 11: $24,085; and grades 12-13: $24,469. The School also charges a one-time admission fee of $6,165; a registration fee of $1,644; a building and maintenance fee (for the first two years in attendance at the school) of $2,740 and $1,370 every year from the third year onwards; and transportation fees of $3,083 (Milan and suburbs) and $4,453 (Arese). These fees are payable in Euros (€1= U.S. $1.37) or U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)