Admissions Information

How to Apply

Please be sure to read the age guidelines below, thereby guaranteeing that you are applying for the appropriate grade level.

  • For Pre-K, applicants should be 3 or 4 years old before Oct. 31.
  • For Kindergarten, applicants should be 5 years old before Oct. 31.
  • For our Elementary School, applicants for Grade 1 must be 6 years old before Oct. 31.

AOSR admission decisions are made throughout the year for all grade levels.

  • Once you begin the application, your primary point of reference will be our application management system, OpenApply.

Once you are registered in our OpenApply system you will be able to easily communicate directly with our Admissions team.

Please note: you may save the application as you go, but, only completed applications will be considered for review by the Admissions Committee.

Admissions FAQs

Is there an application deadline?
No. AOSR has a rolling admissions policy throughout the year.

Does AOSR ask for an application fee?

How do I start the application process?
First, review the information in the "how to apply" section above. Then, simply begin your application!

How long will I have to wait before I know if my child has been accepted for admission to AOSR?
Once all required documentation is received, the Admissions Committee reviews the application. A decision is made as soon as possible.

Do you accept students during the school year?
Yes. Students are admitted to AOSR throughout the school year on a case-by-case basis. Students accepted to High School should plan to start at the beginning of an academic quarter or semester. For a detailed schedule, please refer to the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.

Will the applicant need to be tested before being admitted?
Admission to Elementary School is based on report cards (if available) and school records. Admission to Middle School and High School is based on transcripts, report cards, school documents, recommendation letters and an interview. Middle and High School students may be requested to take an English language proficiency and/or subject level assessment.

Does AOSR maintain a waiting list?
Yes, when necessary. At the time of application, classes may be full in specific grade levels.

Do you accept children with special needs?
Yes. Children are accepted with mild learning needs.

What is the capital assessment fee?
All new families pay a one-time capital assessment fee (per family). This revenue is designated for capital expenditures including renovations and building projects. For more information, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

What is the calendar year for AOSR?
The school follows the North American/European school year. Classes begin the first week of September and end in mid June. For details, please review the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.

Does the school offer boarding?
No. AOSR is a day school.

What does a school day look like?

Classes begin at 9 AM, and finish at 3:20 PM M-F. AOSR offers Sports and After School Activities M-F from 3:30 PM-5:15 PM. During the 2019-2020 academic school year, our Pre-Kindergarten will also be offering a Half day program, and an Extended Day Program.

Is bus service available to and from school?

Yes, bus service is offered at an additional expense. For more information, view our Bus Service page.


Hear from a current parent!

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Meet our Admissions Officer

A Message from our Admissions Officer

Dear Families, 

We know that choosing a school can be both an exciting and intimidating process and we want you to know that we are here to help guide you during every step! We would love to meet you and schedule a personal tour to get you all of the information you require about AOSR. We look forward to talking to you very soon!


Ms. Sabine Neumann, Admissions Officer

About Ms. Sabine Neumann

A native Austrian who has resided in Rome since 2000, Ms. Neumann is fluent in German, English, and Italian. She has lived for extended periods of time in varying countries around the world. All three of her children are proud AOSR graduates. 

Ms. Neumann is truly committed to ensuring that all applicants get a real feel for our international campus and see what a warm and welcoming school community we have.