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United States Army
Viale Della Pace 193
Caserma Ederle, Bldg. 108
Davis Soldier and Family Readiness Center
Vicenza Italy 36100
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.
DoDDS is a worldwide school system located in 15 foreign countries. The educational program and curriculum provided are accredited by AdvanED.
Number of Schools
Vicenza has DoDDS Schools: one elementary, one middle and one high school. Both the elementary and middle schools are located on the Villaggio housing site and the high school is located on Caserma Ederle.
The DoDDS Student Transportation Office (STO) in Vicenza provides daily school bus transportation for students who live in the established commuting area. There are no fees charged to families for this service. The STO also provides transportation for all school-approved trips.
The AAFES School Meal Program provides lunch to K-12 students offering a USDA tray lunch and an a-la-carte serving line. The regular lunch follows USDA guidelines and is approved by an AAFES staff dietitian, and the a-la-carte offers individual items, each at full price. Lunches are prepaid with two account options offered. The School Meal Program provides free and reduced-price meals for students who qualify under Federal Guidelines.
Vicenza high school also has an open campus during lunchtime for 10, 11, 12th graders. Students may eat lunch at one of the local eateries on-post.
Standardized Test Scores
Standardized test scores are available through the DoDEA Data Center:
The grading system for the High School including standard and weighted grade points is as follows:
Following are graduation requirements for Vicenza High School:
Before and After School Programs
The activity program at Vicenza Elementary School frequently offers Music Club, Robotics, Marco Polo Club, , Homework Club, Student Council and PE Club and Scrabble Club. Middle School student may participate in non-team sports.
High school offers a variety of sports and clubs that can be found in student/parent handbook.
DoDDs offers a range of services for children with disabilities, including pre-school, special education in both schools, and speech therapy. See Special Needs topic for more information.
The CYS School Liaison Officer can provide support and resources to parents who choose this option for their children.
DoDDs' Sure-Start is a free, full-day pre-school for 4 year olds (on or before September 1st) with priority given to children of sponsors ranking E1-E-4, but anyone is welcome to apply. Contact the Vicenza Elementary school to begin the application process.
Age requirements for the DODDS schools are:
If you have any questions about exceptions, contact DoDEA.
Documents required by DoDDS (check the DoDEA websites for complete registration instructions. Links are in the DoD School contact information.)
Vicenza DoD Schools provide a quality education for approximately 1200 children of United States military and civilian personnel on official overseas assignments in Vicenza. Dependents of appropriated fund (APF) full time, local-hire employees and NAF full-time, local-hire employees have equal enrollment priority. The number of space-available, tuition-free spaces fluctuates by school and grade each year, depending upon space-required, tuition-free and space-available, tuition-paying enrollments. There are no guarantees of tuition-free enrollment for space-available students from year-to-year.
The pupil teacher ratio for the elementary school, Grades K-3, is approximately 18 students per classroom teacher and 4-5 with 23 regular classroom teachers, a support staff of 22 and a total enrollment of approximately 629 students.
The pupil teacher ratio for the high schools, Grades 9-12, is no more than 24 students per classroom teacher with approximately 297 students, 33 classroom teachers and five specialists.
College Bound Seniors
Graduating classes for the past three to four years have averaged in the mid 40's. The percentage of seniors planning to attend college has averaged 65 to 70% in that same time period.
Livorno has one DoDDS Schools that houses the elementary and the middle school. High school options include enrollment in the International School of Florence (ISF), virtual school and homeschool options. The elementary and middle schools are located on the main installation. Other educational possibilities include attendance at a local Italian school or homeschooling.
Vicenza Elementary and Middle Schools are located in the Villagio housing complex. VES also offers a Sure Start Preschool program with limited availability. Vicenza High School is located on Caserma Ederle. Transportation is available to students living in Villagio housing area and is also available for students living in most off base areas.
Many adult education opportunities are available through the Vicenza Education Center on Caserma Ederle.
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Italian Asilo pre-schools for children ages 3-5 operate through the school year and are open to American children. A listing of asilos is available through CYS Central Registration.
Although the DoDDS schools on Caserma Ederle are provided for use by the Vicenza Military Community, it is possible for dependent youth to attend elementary, middle and/or high schools on the local economy. Italian academic standards are high and require a high level of fluency in the Italian language. Enrollment in an Italian school requires a certain level of commitment on the part of the student. If you choose to enroll your child in a local Italian school, it would be your responsibility to independently enroll your child.