American Overseas School of Rome:
Located in north Rome, Lazio region in central-western Italy, the American Overseas School of Rome is a fully accredited pre-kindergarten through 12th grade (ages 3-19) institute of learning. The curriculum is that of U.S. general academic, college-preparatory public or private schools. The School offers both the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate programs. Our faculty focuses on the use of consistent assessment to gauge student understanding and to best focus lessons for student learning.
Early Childhood/Pre–Kindergarten Program:
Our program serves three and four–year–olds who have turned that age by October 31st of the academic year. It is a full day program, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 3:15 p.m. There are currently two teachers with Early Childhood certification and Master degrees in Early Childhood Education and four teacher assistants who have years of experience with young children. Many teachers are bilingual (Italian and English) and some speak other languages as well.
The elementary curriculum is based on contemporary American methods and materials. In reading and mathematics, teachers strive for a balanced approach to instruction. In reading for example, there is a strong emphasis on phonics and word analysis skills, as well as whole language and literature. In mathematics students use manipulative materials and are taught all of the important concepts of mathematics; they also do drill and practice on basic facts.
The Middle School provides a transition for the students; it builds on the solid foundation established in the Elementary School while at the same time providing them greater independence and responsibility for their own learning.
The children are supported in their academic and social growth through small classes, through participation in a variety of extra curricular activities and through intra-mural athletic programs. Middle School students go on many trips in Italy and to other parts of Europe, such as Paris and London. In addition to Italian, French is introduced as the second foreign language for all students beginning in the sixth grade.
Selected students my be accelerated in mathematics, in foreign languages and occasionally in language arts, depending on their backgrounds and their levels of performance in the classroom and on assessment procedures established by the faculty.
The high school curriculum is marked by two rigorous curricular pathways - the International Baccalaureate and the Advanced Placement Programs. These programs offer students an opportunity for deep academic inquiry and challenging material. The college preparatory courses include a range of offerings in mathematics, laboratory sciences, literature, world languages, history, and electives such as Chinese language and culture, philosophy, art history, anthropology, sociology, computer graphics, and world religions.
High school class sizes average 12, offering substantial individual attention from our teachers. Our faculty focuses on the use of consistent assessment to gauge student understanding and to best focus lessons for student learning.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program:
IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 5.
In addition the programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.
Advanced Placement Courses:
AOSR offers the following AP courses
* English Literature and Composition
* European History
* United States History
* Government and Comparative Politics
* Calculus AB and Calculus BC
* Art History
* Spanish Language
* French Language
College Preparation Courses:
We offer college preparation courses in PSAT, SAT/ACH.
Italian, Spanish, French, Chinese, Mandarin lessons are available.
The department's offerings are designed for all students, not only those with innate talents, in order that the fullest appreciation and understanding of mankind's creative genius can be a generalized patrimony of our graduates. Our talented students will be put on stage and their artworks will be displayed.
While their gifts will be nurtured, the others will not be neglected. Courses such as Art History, Music History and the American Music course testify to a commitment that goes beyond the fanfare of concerts, plays and exhibits, inviting our young ones to consider the profundities and complexities of the artistic experience, that magic mirror that illuminates every human life.
Fall: Girls/Boys Cross Country, Volleyball and Tennis
Winter: Girls/Boys Basketball, Cheerleading
Spring: Girls/Boys Soccer