At American schools in Italy, a student must be six by the end of the calendar year to enter grade one. School years are divided as follows:
- Elementary - grades one through six,
- Secondary - grades seven through twelve,
- High school - grades nine through twelve.
The American School of Milan was established in 1962 as a non-profit independent, college preparatory day-school. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of NAIS. Although the medium of instruction is English, non-English speakers are accepted at the lower levels. The school is owned by the parents of the children enrolled, who constitute the Association, which annually elects a nine-member Board of Trustees.
American School of Milan
20090 Noverasco di Opera, Milan
Tel: +39 02 57601546,
Fax:+39 02 57606274 ,
A student must be five by September 1 to enter Year One. The lower school program follows a basic British curriculum with an emphasis on the language arts, mathematics and general concepts in history, geography and science. The last four years of the 13-year program provide a college preparatory education fulfilling university requirements worldwide.
Years 10 & 11 follow a two-year program of eight GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) courses. Public exams from the U.K. are taken at the end of this period. GCSE marks involve not only the final exams but also student work and projects throughout the two years.
Years 12 & 13 follow a two-year program of normally three courses which are studied in depth.
Public exams are taken at the end of the "A" or "Advanced" level courses. Universities in the U.K. require a minimum of 2 "A" levels and 5 GCSEs for admission, but a top university requires 3 "A" levels and 8 or more GCSEs with high pass marks.
Via Neruda 2 20030 Senago Milan
Tel: +39 02 99814188,
Fax: +39 02 99813005,
The Sir James Henderson British School of Milan
Via Pisani Dosssi 16, 20134 Milan
Tel: +39 02 26413332 / 26413310,
Fax:+39 02 26413515/ 26413302
Under this program, the school goes on to pre-university years 12 & 13, involving both a broad range of studies and an in-depth concentration in a few subjects.
Subjects are divided into six main areas: main academic language; another modern language; social sciences; experimental sciences; mathematics; and fine arts, computing, classical language, third modern language, second social science, or second experimental science. Students are expected to select one subject from each area, choosing three to study at the "subsidiary" level and three to study at the "higher" level.<