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 school year comprises two semesters extending from September through January and from January through June.
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 an English-language U.S. academic, college-preparatory, public or private school. AOSR offers a thriving Advanced Placement Program and as well as the rigorous International Baccalaureate (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 grades 3-10 students take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing to provide academic growth data. Small group enrichment is offered in the elementary school, and opportunities for advanced level classes begin in the middle school. French, Spanish, and Italian are taught as foreign languages. 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 2022-2023 school year, AOSR has 120 total staff including 88 teachers, 72 of whom are U.S. citizens, 10 host-country nationals, and 5 third-country nationals. AOSR faculty and staff have taught in over 50 countries, and while the majority are US citizens, AOSR has UK, Spanish, French and Canadian faculty as well. All faculty must hold a teaching credential. Hiring preference is given to candidates holding a master’s degree.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 575. Of the total, 205 were U.S. citizens, 175 were host-country nationals, and 220 were third-country nationals. AOSR serves the American and international community, with over 52 nationalities represented within the student body.
Facilities: The 6.3-acre suburban campus includes a central quad shaded by umbrella pines and surrounded by lawns, shrubs, and flowering plants, supplemented by multiple playgrounds and play spaces. Seven separate buildings and the grounds include 55 classrooms, four science laboratories, three computer laboratories, a newly refurbished gymnasium, a state-of-the-art design lab, a cafeteria/auditorium, a health clinic, two libraries, an outdoor Roman amphitheater, tennis and basketball courts, and soccer and softball fields. There is a one-to-one laptop program for students in grades 3 through 7, with iPads in the lower elementary and coding and programming courses in the high school.
Finances: For the 2022-2023 school year, about 97% of the school’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1645434938/aosrome/xyggkfhpfygylitdx9ah/TuitionandFees2022-2023.pdf.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- Italy, Rome- AOSR) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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