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American Overseas School of Rome

American Overseas School of Rome
Via Cassia 811
Rome, 189
Fax: 6 3326 2608

The American Overseas School of Rome is an independent, coeducational day school for students of all nationalities from prekindergarten through grade 12. The School was founded in 1947. The 2013-2014 school year comprises two semesters extending from September 5 through January 17 and from January 20 through June 13.

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, Italian, and Mandarin 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.

In the 2013-2014 school year, there were 72 full-time faculty and 12 part-time faculty members.  At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, enrollment was 613 (PK-grade 5: 246 and grades 6-12 and PG: 367).  The six-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 fifty five classrooms, four science laboratories, three computer laboratories, a newly furbished gymnasium, a cafeteria/auditorium, an infirmary, two libraries, an outdoor Roman amphitheater, tennis and basketball courts, and soccer and softball fields. There is a one-to-one 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.  For the 2013-2014 school year, about 92% of the School's income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $14,252; K: $17,238; grades 1-3: $20,224; grades 4-5: $20,632; grades 6-8: $22,939; grades 9-10: $25,382; grade 11: $25,790; and grades 12-13: $28,640. The School also charges a one-time capital assessment fee of $6,786 per family, a one-time registration fee of $678 per student, and transportation fees of $3,868 (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 October 9, 2013).   

The chool is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees elected by the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school. 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.

St. George's British International School

St. George's British International School
Via Cassia km 16
Roma, 123

This international school was founded in 1958 to serve students between the ages of three and 19. St. George's offers an English-language education based on the National Curriculum of England. All students take the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exams leading to the award of an International Baccalaureate. The school currently educates some 840 students on two campuses: The Senior School and Junior School at La Storta, and a sattelite Junior School campus at Nomentana. 

International Baccalaureate Now widely regarded as the leading school leaving qualification and recognised by the best universities across the world, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme has been in place at St George’s for the past 16 years. The IB Diploma combines rigorous academic standards with intellectual breadth to develop young people who are literate, numerate, aware of their world socially and scientifically and able to communicate their experiences in at least two languages. Additional components in research, critical thought and community service complete the education of very well-rounded individuals equipped for life in the 21st century. UCAS (the official UK University admissions office) says that four and a half A grades at A level are equivalent to 35 points in the IB. Our whole school average in 2011 was 34 points. International GCSE Years 10 and 11 (ages 14-16) take up to ten GCSEs from a large range of subjects. This is the standard for UK independent schools, with the slight difference that we take mostly International GCSEs rather than UK ones. They count the same in all regards. In 2011 at St. George's, 55% of all grades were A or A*. Visit the Results page for more details. Key Stage Three: In Years 7-9 all pupils follow a curriculum based on the UK National Curriculum but enhanced to meet the needs of pupils at St George's.  KS3 pupils sit annual exams at the end of each year, across their core subjects, which help monitor and assess performance as they progress towards IGCSE. Their curriculum is greatly enhanced with many off-timetable, cross-curricular activities.   The Junior School  Although we have a wide extra-curricular program, the classroom is the cornerstone of what we do. The Junior School Curriculum is a rich one; combining the rigour of the English National Curriculum with the creativity on offer from a wide range of arts subjects; music, drama, art, design technology and not forgetting the variety of sports and skills learned in Physical Education (PE).  Junior School pupils benefit from specialist teachers in these subjects.  We aim to prepare our pupils for 21st century living through the use of technology and in challenging the pupils’ thinking and creativity, whilst the PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) programme ensures that they acquire the social skills and understanding to live in harmony with others.

La Storta Facilities St George's campus is very well situated at the outskirts of Rome, with magnificent views over the Veio Regional Park to the Abruzzo mountains. Yet from La Storta train station, only two minutes walk from school, one can be in the centre of Rome in thirty minutes. The school itself has extensive grounds including excellent sporting facilities and a magnificent central garden - 'The Oasis' - which is the social heart of the school.  Within the impresssive main building that houses the La Storta Senior and Junior Schools, school administrators are committed to continually improving all teaching and learning areas so that staff can deliver a 21st century education. Our facilities at La Storta include: Extensive sports fields equipped for most track and field sports Brand new Astroturf football pitch Brand new sports dome for indoor sports and rainy days   Dedicated Drama Studio Fully equipped Music rooms and practice rooms Seven science labs with two full time technicians Two well equipped computer rooms with modern PCs/filtered internet access plus additional higher-spec Windows and Macintosh workstations Refurbished, spacious Art studios Design and Technology workshop Language labs Well resourced library with full time librarian Refectory catering for lunch for all pupils Tuck shop and cafe bar open at break and before and after school Interactive whiteboards Nomentana Facilities The school is housed in an elegant town house opposite the Villa Torlonia, one of Rome’s most splendid parks and close to several embassies. The house's grounds have been turned into a playground for our children and we use the park on a regular basis, particularly with our older children. Students are also very fortunate to be able to use the facilities of a local gymnasium for our P.E. Students use the playground and park for outdoor sports.  For events such as the Spring Concert, students use a local theatre. The location and premises give Nomentana a unique family feel. Class sizes are small and this means that children have a level of personal attention that is an important factor in their development. Facilities within the school include: Computer Room Music Room Library Separate Dining Room Playground with selection of play equipment including climbing frames

St. Stephen's School Rome

St. Stephen's School Rome
Via Aventina 3
Fax: 65741941

St. Stephen's School is an independent, nondenominational, coeducational day and boarding school which offers an educational program from grade 9 through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. A post-graduate year is also available (grade13). The school opened in 1964. The school year comprises two semesters which extend from late August to mid-June.

The curriculum is that of a U.S. college-preparatory independent school. The school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma and several Advanced Placement courses. The language of instruction is English. French, Spanish, and Italian are taught as mother tongue and second language courses. Course offerings include English language and literature, mathematics (algebra through calculus), biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, computer studies, classics, latin, history of art, Renaissance and Baroque art in Rome, U.S. history, European history, Roman topography, contemporary history, Medieval and Renaissance history, Islamic history, economics, creative writing, painting and drawing, sculpture, music theory/instrumental, drama, photography (black & white and digital), contemporary dance, and chorus. The school is a testing site for the IB, AP, SSAT, and PSAT. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools.

In the 2013-2014 school year, there were 29 full-time and 17 part-time faculty members. At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, enrollment was 278 (grades 9-13). Situated in the archaeological center of Rome, the 2-acre site includes one building that contains twenty four dormitory rooms; seven resident faculty facilities; thirteen classrooms; a digital classroom; two art studios; four science laboratories; a library; a dining room; a kitchen; a laundry; a theater/assembly hall; a snack bar/lounge; two computer rooms and a portable computer laboratory; a dark room; music room; tennis, basketball and volleyball courts; a courtyard; and a terrace. In the 2013-2014 school year, the School's income derives from tuition and gifts. Annual tuition for day students in grades 9-13 is $28,350. Boarding students in grades 9-13 pay an additional boarding fee of $16,875. Other fees include a lunch fee for day students of $1,690; a capital assessment fee of $1,350 for new students and $675 for returning students; an application/enrollment fee of $202; and a refundable boarding damage deposit of $135. These fees are payable in euros or the equivalent amount of U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

The school is governed by a Board of Trustees, which meets in both Rome and New York. The Rome-based Trustees function as an Executive Committee. The school is recognized under Italian law and is also incorporated in the State of Connecticut as a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution.

The American School of Milan

The American School of Milan
Via K. Marx 14
Noverasco di Opera
Milan, 20090

The American School of Milan is an independent, coeducational day school for students of all nationalities, which offers an educational program from Early Childhood through grade 12. The School was founded in 1962. The 2013-2014 school year comprises two semesters extending from September 2 to January 24 and from January 27 to June 20.

The curriculum is that of U.S. college-preparatory, independent schools and includes the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. ASM is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 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, 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.

In the 2013-2014 school year, there were 73 full-time faculty members. At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, enrollment was 736 (EC1-12). The 9-acre campus has three main interconnected two-story buildings. There are three learning units: early childhood (EC1-EC2), elementary school (K-5), and upper school (6-12). The self-contained campus has a film studio, a very well-equipped library/media center, fifty-five classrooms, seven science laboratories, two science preparatory laboratories, two art suites and an IB art laboratory, a renovated cafeteria, an auditorium, two double gymnasiums, a dance studio, a drama studio, a weight room, two soccer fields, two outdoor tennis courts, two basketball courts, and two playgrounds. In the 2013-2014 school year, about 95 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: EC1: $14,850; EC2: $15,211; K1-grade 2: $16,795; grades 3-5: $19,088; grades 6-8: $21,071; grades 9-10: $21,947; grade 11: $23,403; and grade 12: $23,776. The School also charges a one-time admission fee of $5,796; a registration fee of $1,739; a building and maintenance fee of $2,575 for the first two years in attendance at the School and $1,288 every year from the third year onwards; and transportation fees of $3,284 (Milan and suburbs) and $4,572 (Arese). These fees are payable in euros (€1=U.S. $1.29) or U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

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 nonprofit institution. The American Community School of Milan Foundation has been designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

The International School of Bologna (ISB)

The International School of Bologna (ISB)
Via D'Azeglio 55
Bologna, 40123
Fax: 51 3390424

Founded in 2004, the International School of Bologna (ISB) provides English-language teaching from early childhood to middle school levels (two years to 10 years of age). The school currently has around 130 pupils enrolled, with plans to extend the middle school by one grade level each year. In 2009, the school became an International Baccalaureate World School, authorized to offer the Primary Years Program (IBPYP). The school draws just over half of its pupils from local families with almost 30 countries represented among their remaining students.

The International School of Bologna's Primary School is made up of 2 sections: Early Years (3-6 years) and Elementary (6-11 years). Both sections follow the Primary Years Programme of the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization). The school became an IB World School authorized to teach the Primary Years Programme in December 2009. The International School of Bologna opened a High School in September 2013 which provides a world-class qualification for students. In June 2012, the International School of Bologna Board published the following vision statement:  The International School of Bologna will be a premier, three programme (PYP, MYP and DP), International Baccalaureate World School expanding one grade level each year until we graduate our first students in June 2017. ISB will be the school of choice for internationally-minded parents in the Emilia-Romagna region and a leader of IB schools in Italy. This vision for the school sets the school on a course to be the first three Programme IB World School in Emilia-Romagna. Students will complete a four year High School program which entails two years of the IB Middle Years Programme and two years of the Diploma Programme. There are external exams given by the IB at the end of year of these programmes. The Diploma programme is acknowledged by the Italian Ministry of Education and is considered to be equivalent to a maturità. The IB Diploma Programme is now offered by 2,377 IB World School and is recognized in 140 countries. This qualification opens the door for student to apply at any University in the world. Also, it often allows students to be accelerated through the initial courses at universities in many countries. Students who complete the Diploma Programme have the opportunity to become bi-lingual, fluent in both English and Italian. Students who arrive at the start of the High School with minimal English will be given support for two years in order to ensure that their English is of the correct standard when the Diploma Programme commences.

The International School of Bologna (ISB) Library has some 8,000 titles in its database and uses the LibraryWorld OPAC v.3.1 (Online Public Access Catalogue). Students may come to the library at lunch time and during their break times for research and study. Students may search the OPAC from school or search for books from home, using the online catalogue. To access the database from a computer, go to and enter: IS Bologna in the Library Name.  LibraryWorld also lets students and staff  search the library database from anywhere and anytime with access to a mobile device.  The computer lab consists of 24 Acer computers, a computer projector and printer. Students may come to the computer lab during their break and after school to complete assignments or use interactive learning materials. Early Years (EY) and Elementary School (ES) classes come in weekly to use techonology to support unit topics of study.

The International School of Florence

The International School of Florence
Villa Torri di Gattaia - viuzzo di Gattaia, 9 50125
Fax: 55 2008400

The International School of Florence is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from preschool through grade 12. The school was founded in 1952. The 2013-2014 school year comprises 3 trimesters extending from September 4, 2013 with each reporting period lasting approximately twelve weeks, and concluding on June 19, 2014. 

The program is based on an international curriculum with consideration for students entering from or leaving for other educational systems. In addition to the international curriculum, in the Junior and Upper Schools, students can enroll in a program that prepares students for the Italian National exams which take place at the end of grade 8. The high school includes grades 9 through 12. The curriculum stresses preparation for university entrance and meets all requirements for entrance to American universities. The IB Diploma Program is offered to the highly motivated student. Students are given counseling in planning for university entrance. The school is accredited by the European Council of International Schools and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  

In the 2013-2014 school year, there were 68 full-time and 13 part-time faculty.  At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, total enrollment was 457 (PS–grade 12). The student body is comprised of a total of 28 nationalities.  The Junior School is housed in Villa Tavernule, a Renaissance villa in the Tuscan countryside. The property includes two large play areas, formal Italian gardens, olive orchards, and vineyards. It is a twenty-minute drive from the center of Florence. Facilities include classrooms for students in PS-grade 5, a library, an art studio, a music room, a Macintosh computer laboratory, and a lunchroom. The Upper School campus is housed in Villa Torri di Gattaia, a Tuscan villa located in the heart of Florence off the Viale Michelangelo. The property includes a formal Italian garden and green space for outdoor activities, twenty classrooms, a library, an art  center, a computer laboratory, three science laboratories, a music/theater area, and a lunchroom.  In the 2013-2014 school year, the school’s income derives almost completely from regular dayschool tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PS: €10,250; K-grade 5: €13,700; grades 6-8: €15,350; grades 9-10: €16,600; and grades 11-12: €19,200. The school also charges a one-time new student registration fee of €1,500, a one-time capital fund fee of €3,500, an annual reenrollment fee of €300, monthly transportation fee of €270, and catered lunch service by semester of €500. (All fees are quoted in Euros).  

The International School of Florence has two separate campuses, one in central Florence and one about 10 km from the city center. The school is incorporated in the United States as American Schools Abroad Inc., a nonprofit educational organization. The school is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors.