The overseas education of more than four million American children and youth since World War II is an unwritten chapter in the history of American education and represents the schooling of several generations under circumstances unique to human history.
Today the U. S. Departments of Defense and State operate or assist more than 300 schools in over 100 foreign countries. Additionally there are more than 600 private American owned or supported schools abroad.
The American Overseas Schools Historical Society Is a non-profit organization that collects, records, preserves, exhibits and provides research opportunities using historical archival memorabilia of the American overseas schools. Members promote global knowledge and understanding of this unique endeavor, thus documenting a critical chapter in the history of American education.