As an international school teacher, having taught in many different environments, I can say confidently that AOSR is the closest-knit school community I have been a part of. The campus radiates warmth and familiarity, and everyone, across departments, grade levels, job titles, including students and parents, makes a concerted effort to get to know one another. It is a place where learning about each other's perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures is just as important as acquiring knowledge and skills in the classroom. AOSR and Rome are unforgettable places and have added deeply to the patchwork of my life.
–Daniella Gates, Secondary School English Teacher
AOSR is an amazing school. I had the most wonderful four years of high school that I could have ever imagined. I made life long friends that I still keep in touch with today. AOSR opened so many doors for me and gave me an international experience that I will treasure forever.
–Carmen Fuccillo, AOSR Class of '10
Working at AOSR was a life changing experience. It was a wonderful job in a magical city. I made so many friends and met the most incredible students and colleagues. I know my path will always lead me back to AOSR. It is like the coins that I tossed in the Fontana di Trevi securing a bond that will never be broken.
–Brian Sheehan, Former Secondary School English Teacher
We are an American military family. Our children are military children so at first moving to Rome and going to AOSR was just another move for them. But having been accepted into the amazing American international community here has changed our minds about this being "just another place". The teachers here are phenomenal, the staff kind and accepting. The curriculum is advanced and the teachers are supremely knowledgeable about their subjects while at the same time making it accessible for every one of their students. The entire faculty–teachers, support staff and business office personnel–all have a passion for educating the next generation and instilling the very best values possible in the students, whom they clearly consider "their children". Our daughters love the school, its grounds and the people they have met and will treasure their memories from here for their lifetimes. AOSR is truly producing the next generation of global leaders.
–Josh Nash, AOSR Parent