Alumni News

ASM senior, Sofie Mogensen, offered a place at University College London

Sofie, class of 2017, started her course at ASM in 10th grade after moving to Milan from Doha, Qatar. She was born in Denmark but considers herself a citizen of the world, having developed an international mindset while traveling and living abroad. Now 17, we interviewed her to see where her road to success leads to next.

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Welcome to the Elementary School!

Michael Hibbeln

Elementary School and Early Childhood Principal


The elementary school of the American School of Milan has been providing a world-class education to the international community of Milan for over fifty years. We are proud of our tradition and enthusiastic about the modern learning experience we provide today.

Every day we strive to support the social, emotional and academic growth of our learners. This is guided by our mission statement, “to ensure a modern and rigorous education for international students to excel in the changing world of tomorrow.” We aim to nurture intercultural learners who embody the IB Learner Profile by being inquirers, communicators, thinkers, risk-takers, knowledgeable, caring, principled, reflective, open-minded, and well-balanced.

To accomplish this, our highly qualified professional teaching staff use a variety of approaches to learning. Literacy instruction is based on the Reading and Writing Workshop approach supported by The Daily Five and Lucy Calkins Writing Units. Our mathematics curriculum emphasizes building a deeper understanding of math and number sense guided by the American Common Core Math Standards.

Committed to preparing our students for today’s interconnected world, technology is integrated into classroom instruction through the use of laptops and tablets supported by an elementary technology integration specialist. Students gain an understanding of global issues and our world through Social Studies Units of Inquiry designed using the UbD framework. Our newly designed Science Units of Inquiry are built around Next Generation Science Standards and are supported by a weekly interactive STEM lab session with our elementary Science specialist. This core curriculum is further enhanced by daily Italian language instruction and weekly specials classes in music, art, library and physical education. Believing that “how children learn is as important as what they learn” all of our teachers are trained in Responsive Classroom techniques helping to support a positive school climate and culture.

I hope you find this website helpful in learning more about the educational opportunities at our school. If you are interested in learning more or visiting our school, please feel free to contact our admissions office at


Michael J. Hibbeln

Elementary School & Early Childhood Principal – The American School of Milan


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