Education in ITALY
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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 830 students representing 50 countries and there are 93 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.
On March 8th, ASM to hold second Annual Fundraising Gala at the prestigious Palazzo Parigi in downtown Milan. The Gala will bring our Community together for an elegant and entertaining evening to support the Fund for Excellence.Read more
We are so proud to announce the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma scores for the ASM class of 2017 who have obtained truly outstanding results. -Two students achieved the maximum score of 45 points, a feat that only 218 students out of 159,400 around the worldRead more
We had the immense privilege to welcome Holocaust witness and survivor, Liliana Segre to ASM in October 2017. In a rare personal appearance, Mrs. Segre shared her powerful story with upper school Italian students, many of whom had read her books, and other members of our community. By sharing her story, she hopes to prevent this type of suffering from ever happening again.Read more