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American School of Milan Academic Profile 2015-2016


The American School of Milan ensures a modern and rigorous education for International students to excel in the changing world of tomorrow.

The School

ASM is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school with a state-of-the-art campus located south of Milan. Founded in 1962, ASM has been educating international students from more than 50 countries for more than 50 years. ASM provides schooling for students from 3 years of age through high school with its American/international program of studies. The school is an IB World School that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). In addition, students are awarded the American School High School Diploma. ASM is accredited by the Middles States Commission on Higher Education.


All students are enrolled in a college preparatory program. All junior and senior level courses are taught at the IB level. ASM is a technology focused school with a laptop program from grades 6-12.

ASM Diploma Requirements

Twenty-two (22) credits in high school course work are required as a minimum for graduation. A minimum of eight semesters of attendance in high school is also required. Each credit represents one year of work.

Requirements must be earned as follows:

English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 4
Social Studies 4
Foreign Language 3
Physical Education 1
Fine Arts 1

Student Body

ASM enrolls approximately 800 students representing 50 nationalities. Of the total, 15% of ASM students hold an American passport, 38% are host-country nationals, and 47% are third-country nationals. The senior class is comprised of 45 students. Many students included in the numbers hold multiple passports. In general, Italian students are enrolled for their entire school career and children of other nationalities study at ASM for shorter periods.


In the 2015-2016 school year, there are 83 full-time faculty members, including 57 U.S. citizens, 11 host-country nationals, and 15 third-country nationals. Seventy-five percent of faculty hold an advanced degree (59 Master’s degree, 3 Doctoral degree).


Owing to the transitory nature of the student body and the divergent schools from which they enroll, ASM does not report a cumulative GPA or class rank.

Co-Curricular Activities

Students can choose from a varied program of sports, cultural events, personal enrichment and service. The activities are often reflective and immersed in the inspiring area surrounding Milan. Among these choices are: a thriving Model United Nations, Motion Picture Arts Studio, After School Achievement Program (ASAP), Senior Wind Orchestra and Rock/Jazz Band, varsity sports, Yearbook, National Honor Society, two school theatre groups, and Rock Climbing and Bouldering.

International Baccalaureate

ASM strongly believes in offering a balanced demanding curriculum which is highlighted in our international baccalaureate program. The IB Diploma program emphasizes rigorous college preparatory classes, where external testing is required in 6 core subject areas. These areas include native language, second language, experimental sciences, the arts, mathematics and computer science, individuals and society. IB grading is distributed on a 1-7 scale, with 4 representing a passing score (equivalent to a C+) and 6 and 7 representing outstanding work (equivalent to an A). In order to receive the IB diploma, students must fulfill the following requirements:

• Completion of a Theory of Knowledge course

• Completion of a 4,000 word research paper (Extended Essay)

• Completion of 150 hours of Creativity, Action, and Service work (CAS)

• Enrollment in 3 higher level (HL) and 3 standard level (SL) courses.

• A total score of at least 24 points in all subject areas.

The following IB courses are offered in Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL):

Group 1 Native Language

  • First language, including the study of world literature
  • English A Language and Literature HL/SL
  • Italian A1 Language and Literature HL/ SL

Group 4 Experimental Sciences

  • Biology HL/ SL
  • Chemistry HL/ SL
  • Physics HL/ SL
  • Environmental Science SL

Group 2 Second Language

  • Italian B SL/HL/ab initio
  • French B SL/HL/ab initio
  • Spanish B SL/HL/ab initio

Group 5 Mathematics

  • Mathematics SL/ HL
  • Mathematical Studies SL

Group 3 Individuals and Societies

  • History SL/HL
  • Psychology SL/HL
  • Economics SL/HL
  • Environmental Science SL

Group 6 Arts and Electives

  • Visual Art SL/HL
  • Film SL/HL
  • A second subject from group 1-4

American School of Milan Test Results

IB scores

In the past three years, our IB scores have surpassed world average scores.





Pass rate




ASM average score




World average score




Colleges and Universities Accepting Graduates 2013-2015

United States of America

  • Alfred University
  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Arizona State University
  • Babson College
  • Boise State University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • California at Berkeley
  • California at Los Angeles
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Catholic University
  • Clark University
  • Clarkson University
  • Colby Sawyer College
  • Colgate University
  • Colorado ˇat Boulder, University of
  • DePaul University
  • Drexel University
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Fordham University
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hartford, University of
  • Hofstra University
  • Indiana University of Bloomington
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Lynn University
  • Mary Washington, University of
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Massachusetts, Amherst, University of
  • Miami University
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan, University of
  • Middlebury College
  • Midwestern State University
  • MIT
  • Montana State University
  • New Hampshire, University of
  • New York University
  • North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Northeastern University
  • Ohio University
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Oregon, University of
  • Parsons The New School for Design
  • Penn State University
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Art
  • Pratt Institute
  • Providence College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Reed
  • Ringling College of Art
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Santa Barbara
  • University of Washington
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Commonwealth
  • Virginia, University of
  • Washington State University
  • Webster University
  • Wellesley College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wesleyan University
  • Whitworth
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

United Kingdom

  • American Intercontinental University, London
  • Bournemouth University
  • Brunel University
  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Cambridge University
  • Cardiff University
  • Central St. Martin College of Art and Design
  • City University
  • De Montfort University
  • East Anglia University
  • European Business School
  • European School of Economics
  • Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Greenwich School of Management
  • Highbury College, Portsmouth
  • Hult International Business School
  • Imperial College
  • Istituto Marangoni, London
  • King’s College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds University
  • London College of Communication
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London School of Business and Finance
  • London School of Economics
  • London South Bank University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Newcastle University
  • Nottingham University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Queen Mary University
  • Reading University
  • Regents College
  • Richmond The American International College in London
  • Roehampton University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • SAE Institute
  • School of Communication Arts
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • St. Andrew’s
  • St. Mary’s University, Twickenham
  • Staffordshire University
  • Sussex ˇUniversity (Law)
  • The Robert Gordon University
  • The University of Winchester
  • University College of Birmingham
  • University College of London
  • University College of Worchester
  • University of Arts London
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of East London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of London Birbeck
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Middlesex
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of York
  • Warwick University
  • Westminster University
  • Winchester University

Rest of the World


  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • McMaster University


  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management


  • American University of Rome
  • Bocconi
  • Istituto Europeo di Design
  • John Cabot University
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


  • Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne
  • IHTTI School of Hotel Management
  • Swiss Hotel Management School


  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Hotel School The Hague
  • The Hague University
  • Universiteit Maastricht


  • Paris College of Art
  • American University of Paris


  • Escuela Superior de Adminisitacion y Direccion de Empreses (ESADE)
  • IE University
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