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Multicultural by Design

Students at AOSR spend every day in a vibrant, stimulating, and multicultural campus. In this environment, our Pre-K through Grade 12 students have the opportunity to learn and grow with each other.

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At AOSR, our strength lies in our diversity. With over 52 different nationalities represented, AOSR is truly the most international school in Rome. 

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Grace, Grade 4

"I love elementary school because we study many different subjects and do projects in groups. I love the opportunity to work together with classmates and socialize at the same time. There are so many different fun activities in class, like book clubs and even using technology to record videos of our portfolio pieces!"
 
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Laila, Grade 10

Scholar, Athlete, and GIN, STUCO, and Go Green Member

"This is my first year at AOSR. I made friends super quickly and now have an awesome, inclusive friend group. I have even made friends with peers that I don’t have any classes with. The teachers are really nice and supportive and it’s been easy to adjust to this new environment. I am joining soccer soon, and I participate in STUCO, GIN, and the Go Green Club. I’ve found that it’s manageable to be in multiple clubs and organizations, balance my personal hobbies, and still succeed with all my schoolwork."
 
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3rd grade student in the quad

Frank, Grade 3

"Math is my favorite subject in elementary school. I love our unit on equations right now. My favorite special class is PE. We get to play basketball and many other sports and engage in lots of games and fun activities."
 
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Zun, Grade 12

AP Student & Multi-club member

"The AOSR community is very accepting of new students. You can get along with anyone. I'm an AP student. It's definitely a challenging program but the classes are really well-rounded and the environment is supportive and the teachers really help you. I'm able to balance my academics with many clubs. The clubs are as involved as possible in the school, local and global communities. They set large goals, have high expectations, and take action to get results and make a difference."
 
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Ahmed, Grade 10

Future AP Student

"This is my 4th year at AOSR. I would like to pursue a medical career so I’ve focused a lot on science classes, and right now biology is my favorite class. I also love the English classes, because we get the opportunity to develop different types of writing. There is a huge variety of elective classes compared to my last school. Here we have opportunities like computer applications, computer animation graphics and studio art. Next year I will be taking AP statistics and AP language and composition and AP physics."
 
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A student in the high school

Krys, Grade 10

Scholar and Thespian

"It's my first year at AOSR. Being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I'm especially appreciative of the super open and welcoming community. I'm in the theater department and I'm currently writing my own monologue for the spring theatre production. I love that AOSR offers me opportunities academically and socially."
 
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High School Student

Francesco, Grade 10

Athlete and long time AOSR student

"I've been at AOSR since second grade! AOSR is truly a tight knit community. It’s a family and I feel so at home after 8 years. I feel so lucky to be part of such an international and unique community."
 
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High school student

Sarjak, Grade 11

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"This is my first year at AOSR. I want to join soccer in the spring and I'm also interested in MUN. There are so many clubs and activities to choose from. Right now I'm taking anthropology, chemistry, graphic design, business math, pre-calculus, world literature, and health class. Business math is my favorite class. I want to study business in college and it feels like the right fit for me. I'm happy I have the opportunity to explore classes I like and interests I want to develop in the future."
 
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Grade 4 student works on a project outside

Sadie, Grade 4

"Elementary school at AOSR is the best. You get to make new international friends every year and meet new teachers, too! AOSR gives students the opportunity to constantly learn new things. My favorite subject right now is language arts, I love to write!"
 
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Hannah, Grade 10

Scholar, Musician, GIN Member

I am super comfortable in the AOSR community. I can ask questions and get help from both friends and teachers. I just joined the Global Issues Network and I'm excited to have so many opportunities to choose from. I play the flute and the High School Concert Band has become my favorite class. I love that we are supported in the classroom to struggle, grow and improve our musical skills. Our teacher gives us really good feedback on how to improve as both a student and a musician."
 
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Grade 3 student during snack time

Adhonis, Grade 3

"I love art and music class. You get to be creative and realize your artistic potential! I have been at AOSR for almost one year now and I made friends very quickly."
 
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High school student

Rong En, Grade 10

Scholar and Future Biologist

"This is my third year at AOSR. When I came to this school I was anxious and nervous because I didn't know anyone here. But I quickly made friends in my first class and got to know them. AOSR is the complete opposite of my last school! The people here are kind, nice, and sociable. My favorite subject is biology because I love learning about living and natural things and the environment and organisms."
 
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Our campus is constantly buzzing with life. There are school wide spirit weeks, a welcome picnic for new families, our annual Mayfair event, the Winter Holiday Market, and Halloween and Carnevale celebrations.

On Fridays, the community cheers on the Varsity athletic teams after school while the PTO manages our American-inspired Booster Bar. 

AOSR students grow as multi-faceted individuals with a sense of self and a sense of purpose that informs their school work but also informs their lives in the AOSR community and the greater community of Rome and beyond.

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