Schools in Italy for Americans

International School in Rome

Logo of American Overseas School of RomeAmerican 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.

The School's testing program includes the College Board's PSAT, SAT/ACH, and Advanced Placement tests, as well as the full complement of IB examinations. Instruction is in English. French, Spanish, Mandarin, Chinese, and Italian are taught as foreign languages. As part of our Italian program Italian students can prepare for the quinta, prima, seconda and terza media exams. In addition to academic subjects we offer an extensive athletics program as well as a fine arts program.


The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is the first school to be granted an International Credential from the Middle States Association.

Photo of International School in RomeMission Statement:
The American Overseas School of Rome is an independent educational institution catering to the needs of the English speaking community, offering teaching methods and curricula that prepare students for admission to American and international colleges and universities.

By assuring a welcoming, supportive and safe environment, the school intends to foster a love of learning, to build personal excellence and to nurture curiosity, creativity and critical thinking, providing our graduates with the confidence, self-discipline and courage to face the world's future challenges.

While supplying a comprehensive foundation in the core academic subjects, AOSR is proud of its rich programs in the fine arts and computer technology, and our students are given a special understanding and appreciation of Italian language, literature and culture.

Philosophy Statement:

* Learning
All humans have the ability to learn, and learning is a life-long process. Because individuals learn in different ways, we provide different strategies and techniques to nurture the love of learning in every student.

* Responsibility
Personal responsibility builds independence and is a key to self-development. Helping students to acquire motivation, we monitor appropriate behavior, building self-sufficiency and compassion our graduates will need, as productive citizens of the global community.

* Respect
The dignity and self-worth of every person must be balanced with the needs of society. Understanding the ethical values of honesty, modesty and self-discipline, we pledge to build and inspire respect, including an acceptance and appreciation of cultural diversity.

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But people understood that to have a nation composed of immigrants, there had to be a unifying common culture in the public sphere. Transmitting that common culture was the job of the schools. My mother’s mother came from Maschito, an Albanian village in southern Italy. Many Maschitans settled in Fresno, where every year they celebrated the feast of their ancestral village’s patron saint, Santa Elia. But I never heard a word about any of this in school. We were busy learning about George Washington and the Constitution, Valley Forge and the Gettysburg Address, the nation’s history and heroes, its virtues and ideals—and, crucially, those core American principles

I came to US 6 years ago

by misondabelun

My dad is American. I grew up in Italy. I was so tired of that country: too many taxes. In Italy you pay a tax if you own a tv set, if you have a radio in your car, if you have a window in your store. Sales tax is 20%, gas 7$ per gallon. When you go to the doctor you go at 8 AM and you stay in line until your turn comes, maybe at 11 or later. For a surgery my mom waited 18 months! Everything is run by the government: hospitals, Social Sec., schools... Even if you are a looser and never worked a day in your life they find a house and give you a check every month.
I was making Euro 1250 (as supervisor)net per month; my gross check was around $1900

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Culinary schools in Italy?

I would be interested in going to college in Italy. However, I'm looking for a serious culinary school that offers Baking & Pastry. It couldn't be anything geared toward tourists. Is there anything similar to say Culinary Institute of America (CIA) or Johnson & Wales (JWU) in Italy where I can earn a degree or the Italian equivalent? Thank you! I need the help.

In Italy you have to attend a five-year vocational school named "Istituto Professionale Alberghiero" in order to become a professional chef, sous-chef or maitre'd. There are 361 of them in the whole country, for some of which there is a long "waiting list" for would-be pupils.

Other than that, there are lots of culinary schools but they are all private and costly, and their qualifications are not recognized internationally.

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