The American Overseas School of Rome is an independent, coeducational day school for students of all nationalities from prekindergarten through grade 12 and post-graduate year. The school was founded in 1947. The 2019-2020 school year comprises 2 semesters extending from September 4 through January 17 and from January 21 through June 17.
Organization: The school is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees. The school is recognized as a nonprofit institution and is incorporated in the State of Delaware as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. general academic, college-preparatory, public or private schools. The school has a strong Advanced Placement Program and also prepares students for the International Baccalaureate examinations (Diploma Program). The school’s testing program includes the College Board’s PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement tests, as well as the full complement of IB exams in addition to MAP testing in the elementary and middle schools. Instruction is in English. French, Spanish, and Italian are taught as foreign languages. There is no religious instruction. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and was the first school to be granted an International Credential from the Middle States Association.
Faculty: In the 2019-2020 school year, there are 69 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, enrollment was 551 (PK-grade 5: 212 and grades 6-12 and PG: 339).
Facilities: The 6-acre suburban campus includes a central quadrangle shaded by umbrella pines and surrounded by lawns, shrubs, and flowering plants. Five separate buildings and the grounds include 55 classrooms, 4 science laboratories, 3 computer laboratories, a newly furbished gymnasium, a totally new design lab, a cafeteria/auditorium, an infirmary, 2 libraries, an outdoor Roman amphitheater, tennis and basketball courts, and soccer and softball fields. There is a 1-to-1 MacBook program for students in grades 8 and 9. Mobile laptop carts and iPads are used in the elementary and middle schools with Mac labs for elementary and secondary students.
Finances: For the 2019-2020 school year, about 97% of the school’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK3: $10,959 ; PK4: $10,959 ; K: $15,276; grades 1-3: $18,264; grades 4-5: $19,814; grades 6-8: $22,415; grades 9-10: $25,017; grade 11: $25,902; grade 12-13 returning student: $27,230 and grade 12-13 new student: $28,614. The school also charges a one-time capital assessment fee of $6,088 per family, a one-time registration fee of $885 per student, and transportation fees of $3,542 (optional). Financial aid is available in all grades for all nationalities. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars with exchange rate euro/dollar as of September 15, 2019.)
Information and statistics are current as of September 2019 and are provided by the school.