American Overseas School of Rome


American Overseas School of Rome homepage screenshot displayed in laptop


“It was a great opportunity for me to work with Finalsite to create a new website using our branding guidelines. I loved seeing the project come to life and working with a team who was able to make ideas into reality on our homepage.


A 10+ Year Partnership

American Overseas School of Rome (AOSR) began their partnership with Finalsite in 2010. Now, over a decade later, the international school continues to leverage Finalsite's robust software, secure hosting and award-winning website design

The school's most recent website was nominated for a design award in the 2021 W3 Awards — and it's easy to see why! With picture-perfect hero images, bold messaging and colorful design elements, AOSR's homepage packs a punch. 

"I loved seeing the project come to life," said Emma Smith, Communications and Advancement Manager at AOSR, "Finalsite was able to make ideas into reality on our homepage."

Highlighting Cultural Diversity

Cultural diversity is a core aspect of education at AOSR, and that identity shines through in the homepage and interior pages, with messaging like “Where Diversity is Celebrated” and interactive infographics showcasing the 52 nationalities represented at AOSR.

American Overseas School of Rome diversity infographic

Other key pages include Voices From the Community — which shows the cultural diversity of the school through images, testimonials, and flags — and Multicultural By Design, a community engagement page geared towards parents.

American Overseas School of Rome community video highlights

AOSR's website also aids in faculty recruitment — a growing challenge for international schools. In celebrating their global educators, the school both highlights cultural diversity and encourages new faculty to join their community. 

American Overseas School of Rome global educators

The Power of Finalsite Support

Aside from the website itself, Emma said the best part about working with Finalsite is the support she receives. 

"I am familiar with the platform and feel comfortable using the CMS, but it's nice to know I have support when needed. The response time is very quick when I do have questions," said Emma, "and I find having a help team and the ticket center really helpful. It's nice to know that when I do have issues, there is support 24/7 to help me resolve them." 

She also noted the many events that Finalsite provides for professional development and training — from Finalsite University to School Marketing Day.

"Finalsite's in-person workshops were really helpful when I was first learning how to use the CMS. It was also a great place for networking, and just general marketing ideas." She is looking forward to those resuming post pandemic.

Key Takeaway

With Finalsite's award-winning design team, easy-to-use software, and comprehensive training to lean on, Emma and the rest of the team at AOSR can focus on what they do best — engaging their diverse community with thoughtful, compelling content!

About the American Overseas School of Rome

Established in 1947, the American Overseas School of Rome blends a rich history with future ready learning. Grounded in rigorous and individualized curriculum, AOSR offers American and international educational excellence to Pre-K through Grade 12 students. 

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