The School is governed by the Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of alumni and current or former parents, teachers, and administrators, among others. The Board consists of up to 32 members of which 6 shall be resident in Italy, including some in an ex officio capacity, such as the Head of School and parent and teacher representatives. Trustees serve in their role without compensation and volunteer their time because of their dedication to the School.
The Board of Trustees manages the affairs, property, and funds of the School. In this regard, the Board provides oversight of the School’s programs and operations. The Board’s primary responsibility is to hire and evaluate the Head of School, determine the School’s direction and major policies, approve annual budgets, donate to and fundraise for the School, and generally promote and support the School. The Board, however, does not direct the day-to-day administration of the School, which falls within the purview of the Head and his administration.
The School had a profound impact on each Trustee, whether as a student, a parent, a faculty member, or an administrator. Trustees commit both time and financial resources on behalf of the School. The School has been fortunate over the years to have exceptional Trustees dedicated to furthering the success of the School.
The Board of Trustees meets several times during the year, including plenary meetings in Rome and New York. In support of more immediate ordinary School business, the Board has delegated authority to the Rome Committee, comprised of Italian-based Trustees, to act where full Board participation is not necessary. The School is recognized under Italian law and is a branch of a non-profit, tax-exempt institution, incorporated in the State of Connecticut.