Annual University Fair at ASM
  • upper school
Giannabella Sacco

Join us on November 12, 2019 from 18:45-21:00. Meet over 55 university representatives from around the world.

  • Upper School
Big Saturday Turnout for Panther Sports and Welcome Back Picnic!
  • all school
Giannabella Sacco

The ASM panthers debuted their varsity soccer season with their first home game against TASIS. It was a great day - sunny and cool - for the matches.  The girls tried hard but lost as TASIS proved stronger, while the ASM boys team started and finished strongly with a 4-0 win.

  • All School
ABRSM Results are In
  • upper school
Giannabella Sacco

ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, delivering over 650000 music exams and assessments every year in 93 countries.

  • Upper School

Welcome to the Elementary School!

Denise Buren, Head of our international elementary school in Milan.


Denise Buren
Elementary Principal

Tel: +39.02.5300.0033


The Elementary School of the American School of Milan is committed to providing a quality international elementary education for children ages 3-11. Our aim is to support the social, emotional and academic development of our students in a safe and welcoming environment that promotes life-long learning. 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.”

A Unique Kind of Elementary School in Milan

We believe in an inclusive learning environment that offers both rigor and balance, where children are challenged to develop their abilities in literacy, math and science as well as to explore their talents through the arts, music and sports. We are proud of our traditions at ASM and have been working with international and local families for over 50 years.

Our highly qualified professional teaching staff implements a variety of approaches for optimal learning each day. Literacy instruction is based on the Reading and Writing Workshop approach supported by The Daily Five and Lucy CalkinsWriting Units. Our mathematics curriculum emphasizes building a deeper understanding of math and number sense guided by the American Common Core Math Standards.

Preparing Our Students For A Successful Future

Committed to preparing our students for today’s interconnected world, technology is integrated into classroom instruction through the use of laptops, tablets and interactive white boards and are supported by our elementary technology integration specialist. Students explore global issues and our world through Social Studies Units of Inquiry are 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. Our core curriculum is further enhanced with Italian language instruction for native speakers and second language learners. We offer learning support for students with mild to moderate learning needs in grades K-5 and offer English as a second language (ELL) for students who are developing their English proficiency.

We believe that “how children learn is as important as what they learn”. All of our teachers are trained in Responsive Classroom techniques, which help to support a positive school climate guide social skills development through the PATHS Curriculum led by our elementary school counselor.

Striving To Provide The Best American Elementary School Education In Italy

This summer we have begun a building expansion project which will enhance our school’s common spaces, and have added five new classrooms for our Elementary school which will be ready for our opening in the fall. At ASM we believe that only through continuous improvement can we offer our students an innovative and rigorous education that is focused on student achievement and foster a joy for learning.

If you are interested in learning more about our school programs or planning a visit, please feel free to contact our admissions office at:



Denise Buren
Elementary School Principal