About Us

Established in 1947, the American Overseas School of Rome has a long tradition of providing a rigorous and well-rounded American international education to Pre-K through Grade 12 students. 

AOSR is made up of about 600 students with approximately one third from the United States, one third from Italy, and the remaining third from about 45 different countries. With over 52 nationalities, AOSR is a truly international school. 

At AOSR, we cherish the values that have become pillars of student life, the close bonds of friendship and the warmth of our campus, the unparalleled commitment of our faculty, and the enriching multicultural community that promotes learning both in and outside of the classroom.

Furthermore, AOSR students benefit from our diverse selection of challenging coursework, the personal attention afforded to them through small classes, our dedication to athletics, performing arts and other extra curricular activities, and our ability to use Rome and Italy as a basis for experiential learning. The success of our alumni and the deep, lifelong connection they feel to the school speaks to the experience that students have at AOSR.

The American Overseas School of Rome is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and was the first international school to be awarded MSA's prestigious International Credential.

AOSR is a member of RISA (Rome International Schools Association), CIS (Council of International Schools) and ECIS. AOSR offers both the IB Diploma Program and the AP Program. 

Welcome from the Head of School

Dr. Kristen DiMatteo

Welcome to the American Overseas School of Rome.  As parents, choosing the best school for your child is an incredibly important decision. When you join AOSR, you are joining a truly international community that offers the most innovative, rigorous, safe and supportive learning environment in Rome.  At AOSR we seek to bring out the best in each student, every day.

By offering a challenging American-International curriculum, AOSR firmly grounds our students in the classical foundations for success, while providing the flexibility to choose their own path of learning passion. Whether it be the sciences, mathematics, design and engineering, literature, fine arts or global politics, our curricular opportunities allow AOSR graduates to attend elite schools like Stanford University and the London School of Economics.  The opportunities AOSR offers our graduates are limitless.

We know that students learn best when they feel safe.  AOSR boasts a comprehensive campus security system as well as safety protocols that address the wellbeing  and health needs of every student. In response to the current global pandemic, AOSR has implemented state of the art prevention measures to ensure a safe return to campus in September.

AOSR faculty 'go the extra mile' to support students to achieve their best results, and also to instill a resilient approach to learning. We all remember that teacher who challenged us to do more and be more than we thought we could be.  Caring, inspiring, and dedicated to the success of each student; these are the teachers at AOSR.  

Like our parents, we, as a school, are proud of our students and our alumni, of their accomplishments and contributions to our world.  

It is for these reasons, and countless others, that I am honored to serve the AOSR community.  


Dr. Kristen DiMatteo

Head of School