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American Overseas School of Rome   Dr. Larry W. Dougherty, Headmaster
American Overseas School of Rome
Via Cassia, 811
00l89 Rome, Italy
Tel. 39-06-3326-4841
Fax 39-06-3326-2608
E-mail admissions@aosr.org


The American Overseas School of Rome is an independent, coeducational day school for students of all nationalities from prekindergarten through grade 13 and offers a boarding program for select students in grades 9-12. The School was founded in 1947. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from September 4 through January 26 and from January 29 through June 13.

Organization: The School is governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of up to 15 members who are elected for 3-year terms by the Corporation of the American Overseas School of Rome, the sponsors of the School. Membership in the Corporation is open to parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School through payment of a reimbursable fee. The School is recognized as a non-profit institution under Italian law and is incorporated in the State of Delaware as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. general academic, college-preparatory public schools. The School also prepares students for the International Baccalaureate examinations. The School's testing program includes the College Board's PSAT, SAT/ACH, and Advanced Placement tests, as well as the American College Testing and IB tests. Instruction is in English. French, Latin, and Italian are taught as foreign languages. There is no religious instruction. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: There are 60 full-time faculty members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 45 U.S. citizens, 7 host-country nationals, and 8 third-country nationals.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 586 (PK-grade 6: 261 and grades 7-13: 325). Of the total, 200 were U.S. citizens, 170 were host-country nationals, and 216 were third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 65 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, 60 of U.S. business and foundation employees, and 75 of other private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: The school facilities are owned by the Corporation and include 52 classrooms, 3 laboratories, a cafeteria/auditorium, an outdoor amphitheater, an infirmary, a gymnasium, 2 libraries, tennis and basketball courts, and soccer and softball fields. The boarding residence is located 3 kilometers from the School and is served by the school bus network. Full-time supervision is provided by experienced teachers and staff.

Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, about 98 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $4,500; Kdg: $6,400; grades 1-2: $7,800; grades 3-5: $8,200; grade 6-8: $9,100; grades 9-l1: $10,000; grades 12-13: $10,500; and boarding program: $14,500. The School also charges a capital assessment fee of $900, a registration fee of $230, and transportation fees of $1,400. Financial aid is available in all grades for all nationalities. These fees are payable in Italian lire or U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs, and the like.