Mission & Philosophy
The American Overseas School of Rome is an independent educational institution catering to the needs of the English speaking community, offering teaching methods and curricula that prepare students for admission to American and international colleges and universities. By assuring a welcoming, supportive and safe environment, the school intends to foster a love of learning, to build personal excellence and to nurture curiosity, creativity and critical thinking, providing our graduates with the confidence, self-discipline and courage to face the world's future challenges. While supplying a comprehensive foundation in the core academic subjects, AOSR is proud of its rich programs in the fine arts and computer technology, and our students are given a special understanding and appreciation of Italian language, literature and culture.
All humans have the ability to learn, and learning is a life-long process. Because individuals learn in different ways, we provide different strategies and techniques to nurture the love of learning in every student.
The dignity and self-worth of every person must be balanced with the needs of society. Understanding the ethical values of honesty, modesty and self-discipline, we pledge to build and inspire respect, including an acceptance and appreciation of cultural diversity.
Personal responsibility builds independence and is a key to self-development. Helping stude nts to acquire motivation, we monitor appropriate behavior, building self-sufficiency and compassion our graduates will need, as productive citizens of the global community.
We are dedicated to promoting trust through the honest and free exchange of ideas and opinions, showing that differences can be resolved through communication, compromise and understanding.
In order for students to assert themselves in the community, we help them to build resourcefulness, to take risks and to develop leadership skills. Together with teachers, parents and administrators, students are encouraged to participate in decision-making and planning.
We stress the importance of working together and interacting in the dynamics of large and small groups, using teamwork to stimulate learning and nurture interpersonal relationships.
Our success is built upon solid bonds with parents and community, which we recognize as crucial partners in the educational process. The rich blend of American, Italian and International cultures are our greatest asset in building a special learning environment.