Secondary School

AOSR is a fully accredited, American international, independent day school. AOSR offers an American curriculum for students in Pre-K to Grade 12. At AOSR, all students are both challenged and supported to achieve academic success.


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The American Overseas School of Rome is a vibrant, open-minded, and caring community from the United States, Italy, and more than fifty countries across the globe. AOSR is proud of its rich Italian heritage and many languages and cultures. We educate our students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 to continue their studies wherever their travels lead them. Our students are well-prepared to gain admission to universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, and beyond.

Academic Strengths

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.

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Reggio Emilia Inspired Early Childhood (Pre-K) Education

With a focus on the curiosity that this age brings, our Early Childhood Education Program (3-5 year olds) provides our youngest students with a rich and empowering environment for learning. The Reggio Emilia approach offers individualized student-teacher interaction to instill a joy of learning. 

AERO (American Education Reaches Overseas) Standards for Excellence (K-8)

AOSR follows the AERO Standards in K-8, which a consistent and challenging curriculum to American international schools worldwide. AOSR students are able to seamlessly and successfully transition to their next post, whether it be in the USA or abroad. 

100% University Acceptance Rate

100% of our university applicants are accepted. Recent AOSR graduates have been accepted to over 230 elite colleges and universities worldwide. We have a full-time College Counselor who assists our students and parents with the college application process and helps them obtain entry to top schools around the world.  

100% IB Diploma Pass Rate

The IB Diploma Programme has been successfully implemented at AOSR for decades, with results that gain students admission to elite universities in the United States, UK, Europe, and throughout the world.

Only School in Rome to Offer Extensive AP and IB Programs

With over 35 AP & IB courses available, our students have the opportunity to excel in the program of their choice. The results speak for themselves, with yearly acceptances to the most exclusive universities worldwide.

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IB Programme at AOSR

AOSR has been offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Rome since 1989. Our IB-trained teachers provide the best results for your child to gain access to the best Universities throughout Europe, the USA, and Asia.

AOSR has a 100% IB Programme pass rate, and all students are then able to apply to some of the world's leading Universities and Colleges.

AP Program at AOSR

AOSR is the first International School in Rome to offer the AP Program and this program is designed to prepare students for universities around the world.

For Italian and International students looking to be a part of any of the many prestigious Universities in Italy, the AP program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education.

Accreditations and Memberships

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.

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Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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.

Educational Memberships

AOSR is a member of RISA (Rome International Schools Association), CIS (Council of International Schools), and ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools). AOSR is also a proud member of:

  • MAIS (Mediterranean Association of International Schools)
  • ELMLE (European League for Middle Level Education) 
  • AAIE (Association for Advancement of International Education)
The College Board Advanced Placement (AP)

The American Overseas School of Rome was the first in Italy to offer the Advanced Placement AP Program, sponsored by the College Board and it remains an integral part of our high school curriculum.

AOSR offers 19+ different courses in many subject areas: Languages, Sciences, Mathematics, History, and Social Sciences. 

IB Diploma Programme

IBDP International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since 1989

  • AOSR offers this two-year rigorous pre-university course of studies that meets the needs of highly motivated students.
  • Diploma holders gain admission to prestigious universities in the US, Europe, and worldwide.