Mission, Strategic Intent, Values and Beliefs

Our Mission

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

Our Strategic Intent

Inspire our values-driven Community through innovative, student-centred education, distinguished by courageous leadership.

Our Values

Accountability, Respect and Empowerment.

We ARE our Values

Our Beliefs

ASM believes in:

  • Providing students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in an increasingly complex world;
  • A framework that combines an American-style education with the rigor of the International Baccalaureate continuum of International education;
  • Developing high academic levels of English language proficiency while respecting the culture and language of Italy, the host country;
  • Constantly pursuing excellence in all aspects of the school's program by providing a well-planned and sequenced curriculum that provides our students with the highest standards of international education;
  • Providing ample opportunities for our students to develop intellectual skills, which include information gathering, organization, synthesis, analysis, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving and effective communication;
  • Providing the opportunity for our students to pursue excellence in arts and athletics and to experience service to others;
  • An encouraging environment of creativity, curiosity and the spirit of scientific inquiry in mind, body and spirit that will foster a lifelong interest in learning;
  • A solid grounding in the use of modern technology, its applications, potential and limitations;
  • A positive, caring, and safe learning environment that encourages questioning and allows students to step outside their comfort zone;
  • Encouraging the development of individual integrity and high ethical standards;
  • Encouraging the understanding and acceptance of the dignity and worth of all people;
  • Celebrating the cultural diversity among our community of learners.