The mission of the American School of Milan is to provide a modern and rigorous education for international students to excel in the changing world of tomorrow. ASM offers a student-centered, American-style education that encourages children to develop their full potential, achieve personal excellence and become global citizens committed to lifelong learning. We embrace the IB learner profile along with our school values of accountability, respect and empowerment. We support students in all aspects of their lives and make it possible for students to achieve their goals and prepare for whatever the future holds. As an American school, we also value the American ideal of opportunity for all and the belief that if you work hard and dedicate yourself to powerful personal goals, you can achieve success. Technology is a key focus at ASM and an integral part of student learning. Currently school enrollment is around 780 students representing 51 countries and there are 83 full-time faculty employed. Our teachers are talented, highly educated, experienced and, above all, inspiring leaders. The school encourages faculty continued learning through a substantial professional growth fund. ASM was authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma in 1983. Students are also awarded the American School High School Diploma upon graduation. High school enrollment is presently 220 students representing 36 nationalities. All junior and senior level courses are taught at the International Baccalaureate level. Our students attend prestigious universities in the USA, UK, Canada, Europe and Asia.
To ensure that students will be successful in our rigorous academic programs, the application process includes a screening of school reports, assessments in Math and English literacy and teacher/counselor letters of recommendation. Upon receipt of all documentation, an admissions committee determines if a place in the school is appropriate for the student.
English language is the medium of teaching and learning. Participation in school activities requires a level of English literacy that increases according to the grade of application. Assessments in English are part of the application process and ELL support may be mandated as a condition of acceptance.
Our seven Math Club students have been competing in monthly American Scholastic Mathematics Association (ASMA) contests. This mathematics enrichment service provides our students an opportunity to compete internationally with other high ability students across the world. This month, seventh grade student, Ken, placed among the top highest-scoring students in the Junior Division. Eleventh grade student, Sooyoung, placed among the top highest-scoring students in the Senior Division.Read more
Educators from over 19 schools in Northern Italy gathered at ASM to participate in a dialogue about teaching and learning in International schools. Thanks to the support of the ASM Fund for Excellence, we hosted the 2017 Milan International Teachers Association (MITA) Conference at ASM in early February. MITA was founded by two ASM teachers as an opportunity to share ideas, learn new pedagogy, and connect with other educators from around Northern Italy.Read more
The theme for this year's conference is Cultivating Curiosity. ASM Elementary School Counselor, Nick Panza and First Grade Teacher, Stephanie Zapple are presenting at the ECIS 2016 Conference in Copenhagen this week.Read more