|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
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