Fast Facts
Is there an application deadline? No. AOSR has a rolling admissions policy.
Does AOSR ask for an application fee? No.
How do I start the application process? Inquiries should be addressed to the admissions office as soon as you know that you are moving to Rome or are interested in enrolling your child(ren).
How do I apply? All questions regarding application forms should be referred to the Admissions officer, Ms. Sabine Neumann at
How long will I have to wait before I know if my child has been offered a place at 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. Please see the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar.
Will the applicant need to be tested before being admitted? Elementary school admissions 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 (if possible). Middle and high school students may be requested to take a skills assessment test.
Does AOSR maintain a waiting list? Yes, when necessary. At the time you apply, classes may be full in specific grade levels.
Do you accept children with Special Needs? Yes. We do accept children with mild special needs.
Are on campus interviews required? Interviews are not required. However a visit is a great way to get a sense of the school campus and community. Applicants for middle and high school are welcome to talk to the Secondary School Principal and/or the AP/IB Coordinator with specific questions regarding the academic program.
At what age are children accepted to pre-school and kindergarten? A child must be 3 or 4 years old by October 31 and toilet trained to enter the Pre-K Program. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 31.
Does AOSR provide busing? Yes. Approximately 30 buses transport students to and from school on a daily basis. Bus service covers Rome's historic center and a wide range of Roman suburbs.
Is financial aid available? Very limited financial aid is available for new families.
What is the capital assessment fee? All new families pay a one-time capital assessment fee (one per family). This revenue is designated for capital expenditures.
Does AOSR ask for an application fee? No.
What is the calendar year for AOSR? The school follows the North American/European school year. Classes begin the first week of September and conclude in mid June. 2013-2014 Academic Calendar
Does the school offer boarding? No. AOSR is only a day school.
What curriculum does the school offer?
AOSR offers an American curriculum. Our older students may elect to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program (in Grade 11 and 12). The school offers the Italian National Curriculum for native Italian speakers in elementary and middle school to prepare students for the quinta elementare and the scuola media exams in middle school.
What languages are taught at AOSR? English is the primary language of instruction at AOSR. All students study Italian. Other languages offered include Italian, Spanish, French and Mandarin.
How long is the school day? Classes begin at 9:00 and end at 15:20.
Do students eat lunch at school? A hot lunch prepared at school is offered daily in the cafeteria.
Is there a school uniform? No. However there is a school dress code and expectation for proper attire.
Can AOSR accommodate students for whom English is a second (third) language)? Yes. AOSR offers English as a second language support for students in grades 1-12. The program is called English Language Learners (ELL). Students entering middle and high school are expected to demonstrate English language proficiency.
Are there after school clubs and/or activities? AOSR offers an extensive after-school activities program that includes sports, art, drama and music for students in grades 1-12. AOSR also has a varsity sports program.
How many students attend AOSR? Enrollment is approximately 600 students (2018-2019) from Pre-K to Grade 12. Approximately 30% are Americans, 30% Italians and the remainder from close to 50 different countries.
Where do AOSR teachers come from? Teachers come from schools in the United States and around the world. Approximately 70% are US citizens.
What sports facilities are available? The school has a newly renovated indoor gym with a weight room, two outdoor tennis courts, two outdoor basketball courts and a grass soccer field.
Does AOSR have a swimming pool? No. 
How do I get to AOSR? See map and directions.
How can parents get involved in the school community? AOSR has an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). A number of events are set up to welcome new families.