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American Overseas School of Rome
The American Overseas School of Rome is an independent, coeducational day school for students of all nationalities from pre-kindergarten through grade 13 and offers a boarding program for 28 students in grades 9-12. The School was founded in 1947. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from September 3 through January 21 and from January 22 through June 10.

Organization: The School is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees, who are elected for 3-year terms by the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is recognized as a non-profit institution under Italian law 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. The School's testing program includes the College Board's PSAT, SAT/ACH, and Advanced Placement tests, as well as the American College Testing and IB tests. Instruction is in English. French, Spanish, Latin, 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.

Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 60 full-time faculty .

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 599 (PK-grade 5: 256 and grades 6-13: 343).

Facilities: 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 49 classrooms, 3 science laboratories, 3 computer laboratories, a gymnasium, a cafeteria/auditorium, an infirmary, 2 libraries, an outdoor amphitheater, tennis and basketball courts, and soccer and softball fields. The boarding residence is located 3 kilometers from the school and is served by the school bus network. Full-time supervision is provided by experienced teachers and staff.

Finances: For the 2004-2005 school year, about 98 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $9,000; Kdg.: $10,875; grades 1-2: $12,938; grades 3-5: $14,000; grade 6-8: $15,562; grades 9-10: $16,875; grade 11: $17,375; grades 12-13: $18,125; and boarding program: $23,000. The School also charges a one-time capital assessment fee of $3,625 per family, a one-time registration fee of $563 per student, and transportation fees of $2,750. Financial aid is available in all grades for all nationalities. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Dr. Larry W. Dougherty, Headmaster
American Overseas School of Rome
Via Cassia, 811
00l89 Rome, Italy
Tel. 39-06-334-381
Fax 39-06-3326-2608
E-mail or

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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