Director's Welcome

Wayne Rutherford Director of the American School in Milan


Thank you for your interest in the American School of Milan, and welcome to our website. We sincerely hope that you find the answers to your questions as you tour our site, but also that our website conveys a sense of how special ASM is for the students who attend, the teachers who work here, and for the whole community.

ASM has a long history of excellence in providing an internationally-minded American-style education. For almost 60 years, ASM has served the expatriate community of Milan, as well as Italian families with an international mindset. ASM is a truly international school with 900 students from over 50 nations. Our program includes courses for students from preschool (age 3) to High School. We offer the IB Diploma; ASM is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, a US-based organization. ASM graduates matriculate to some of the best colleges in the world, including top schools in the US, UK, the Netherlands, Italy and other countries. 

ASM’s American heritage is at the heart of the education we provide. American education promotes the ‘whole child’ and as such, our program encompasses far more than academics alone. Students have opportunities to explore leadership, build collaboration skills, investigate their artistic talents, and experience the fulfillment of service. The ASM Athletics, After-School Activities and Arts programs are each robust, challenging, and engaging, providing an extensive selection of school-based organizations from which students can choose. Our graduates are well-rounded, confident, and thoughtful. 

Please come and visit our campus to get a “real-life” taste of ASM. We’re proud of our modern campus and facilities, and prouder still of our students and teachers. We’d love to show you around!

Wayne Rutherford