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Department of the Air Force
School Liaison Officer
Via Pordenone, 52
Building 116, Room 005 (Area 1)
Aviano Italy 33080
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
The Aviano School Complex is home to the Aviano Elementary School Eagles and the Aviano Middle High School Saints. The two schools are strategically separated into different wings to provide for age/grade discrepancies.
Aviano Elementary School
Aviano Middle/High School
The Sure Start Program is available for four-year-old children on a space available basis. The program is application based and gives priority to families whose sponsor is an E4 or below. The program is designed to support children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. For more information, contact the AES registrar or School Liaison Office.
Standardized test scores for Aviano schools are available through the DoDEA Data Center via the following links:
Adult educational opportunities are available in Aviano with an array of courses and subjects being offered to meet most academic or degree requirements. College courses are offered at various times to accommodate work schedules and facilities for long distance learning are also available. Services include testing and information on financial assistance. You will also find Air Force Institute for Advanced Distribution Learning (AFIADL), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) testing and Distance Learning courses. Military personnel, DoD civilians and adult family members are welcome to utilize the Education Center programs. Educational guidance counseling is available on a walk-in or appointment basis.
Welcome to the Aviano School Liaison Program. Did you know the average military family moves nine times over a 20-year career? With each move, military children face many school-related challenges. The School Liaison Program assists families of Pre-K through Grade 12 children with educational resources and support.
The School Liaison Office (SLO) is a community facilitator and connects schools, families, command, and communities to address education issues impacting military children.
The Child and Youth Education Services- School Liaison Office:
The Aviano School Complex has over 1,000 students currently enrolled in classes. The school combines K-12; however, the elementary school and middle/high school are strategically separated into different sections to provide for age/grade discrepancies and each provides an educational environment based on the grade levels in the sections.
The Sure Start Program is available for three and four year old children whose sponsors are E4 and below, with some exceptions by application. "Pre-kindergarten children" are eligible to attend. The program teaches self-help skills and assists with socialization. Contact the school registrar for more information.
The School Liaison Office is located at:
Via Pordenone, 52, Aviano PN, IT 33080
Transportation to/from the Aviano School Complex is provided to students residing within the Aviano commuting area. It is important to contact the School Bus Transportation Office (STO) before you lease or rent any type of housing to see if bus service can be provided. The Aviano Housing Office, Aviano School Liaison, and Aviano Bus Transportation Office can provide you with a commuting area bus map. If you choose to live outside the commuting area, you will be responsible for transporting your child to and from school or to and from the nearest established bus stop on a scheduled route. The STO is located outside Aviano Elementary School and is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please contact the School Bus Office at DSN 314-632-5677, option 9.
The Student Transportation Office (STO) provides the following services:
Age requirements are:
If you have any questions about exceptions, contact DoDEA or the School Liaison.
Aviano Elementary School and Aviano Middle/High School are apart of the Department of Defense Dependent Schools Mediterranean Region. These schools have been fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1975.
Special Program Records (as appropriate)
Former School Information & Records
Educational Opportunities for Children at Aviano
Aviano has a full range of educational opportunities beginning with Italian "Asilos" for pre-schoolers, and continuing through graduate programs offered by American universities. All command sponsored family members under the age of 21, who have not graduated from high school or completed a GED, must be actively enrolled in one of the following programs:
Failure to meet the above requirement will result in a complaint of "educational neglect" being filed with the local command on the behalf of the child.
Quick Checklist for School Moves
At Aviano Base Library, you may sign up for free online language lessons. Some local off-base libraries offer free classroom-style language classes. In addition, there are often fee-based Italian language classes offered on base. Research the internet for an app or use Google Translate to assist with translation. The Library, BX, Airman's Attic, and Thrift Shop also have books and other media to help with learning Italian. Benvenuti! (Welcome!)
Exceptional Children Programs
A teacher for gifted students is available for students qualifying and meeting the DODEA requirements at Aviano Elementary School.
English as a Second Language (ESL) is also available for students whose first language is not English and need additional academic support.
All students receive special instruction in Italian culture, art, PE, and music.
Report cards are prepared every 9 weeks with Parent Teacher Conferences held at the end of the first quarter. Parents are encouraged to meet with teachers on a regular basis.
Before/After School Program
Before and after school programs are offered by Aviano Youth Programs (AYP). Parents can register their children at www.militarychildcare.com or by calling them at DSN 632-7575.
Aviano Elementary school and Aviano Middle High School offer various activities throughout the year including Homework Club, Student Council, Music Club, Robotics Club, and more. AMHS has extracurricular sports available for students in grades 9-12. Aviano Youth Programs has sport opportunities for elementary and middle school students.
For information about childcare, please visit the Child Development Center website.
Beginning November 2, 2020, AAFES, in conjunction with the DoD and DoDEA are serving free meals to all students enrolled at DoDEA overseas locations. For more information, please contact the School Liaison Office.