For Immediate Release
Date: September 5, 2023

Public Affairs Officer


(314) 545-1518

Vicenza High School commemorates opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Red Ribbon Cutting

VICENZA, Italy – The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)- Europe and Vicenza community is celebrating the opening of the new high school on Sept. 15 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Vicenza High School welcomed new students at its new facility in August of this year. To commemorate this historic opening a ribbon cutting ceremony with representatives from the Army, Navy, DoDEA and Italian community will be in attendance to mark this event.   The ceremony will include remarks from the Director of DoDEA, Tom Brady, performance from the choir and band of Vicenza High School including the Vicenza High School song and the local Junior Reserve Officer Training Course (JROTC) color guard presenting the colors. 

The building of the school began in 2019 and completed under four years.  Vicenza High School was built for a capacity of 350 students. The school was designed with Palladian architecture emphasis, with elements incorporated from the work of Venetian master Andrew Palladio.   

The U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity’s website provides descriptions of 21st Century School spefications: 

DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education.  DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families. For further information see attached fact sheet and check out the website: 

For any questions pertaining to DoDEA Europe please contact the Public Affairs Office at +49-0611-143-545-1518.

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