International Schools of Rome
Finding the best International school for YOU and your family may depend on many things such as location, curriculum, culture, or price to name a few. We have listed a brief description of the most popular international schools in Rome, Italy below for your review.
American Overseas School of Rome
Established in 1947, the American Overseas School of Rome has a long tradition of providing a rigorous and well-rounded American-international education to Pre-K through Grade 12 students (ages 3 to 19). AOSR is the only independent, non-profit American-International school in Rome, and offers both the IB International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the AP Advanced Placement Program. AOSR has a full-time College Counselor and AP/IB Coordinator.
AOSR is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and was the first international school to be awarded MSA’s prestigious International Credential. AOSR is a member of RISA (Rome International Schools Association), CIS (Council of International Schools), and ECIS.
A Truly Multicultural Community That Celebrates Diversity
AOSR is home to an international student body of around 600 students with approximately one-third from the United States, one-third from Italy, and the remaining third from 50 different countries. Our faculty is made up of 79 experienced teachers. 75% of our teachers are native English speakers, 75% hold advanced degrees, and 100% of IB/AP faculty are trained, subject area experts.
Rigorous Academic Programs
AOSR is the only school in Rome to offer an extensive AP Advanced Placement Program with over 18 classes, and IB International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme with 17 courses. AOSR students have a 100% IB Diploma Pass Rate, and over 50% of high school students take at least one AP course. The high school offers more than 92 dynamic classes to students. AOSR is well known for impressive music, theater, and performing arts programs, and competitive varsity athletics department.
“AOSR offers the best of an American-International education in a supportive learning environment. We inspire a diverse student body to courageously meet the demands of a changing world through an engaging and creative curriculum.”
St George – British International School of Rome
We combine an enhanced UK National Curriculum with the ambitious IB Diploma
Our education is based upon the renowned UK-national curriculum, enhanced to meet the needs of our pupils in the context of our location in the heart of Europe. This culminates with pupils completing GCSE / IGCSE examinations, before progressing into the Sixth Form, where the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is undertaken by all pupils. The IB Diploma combines rigorous academic standards with the intellectual breadth to develop young people who are literate, numerate, aware of their world socially and scientifically, and able to communicate their experiences in at least two languages.
We’re Truly International
We are proud to be the most diverse school in Italy and indeed a truly international school. Pupils from 84 countries are currently enrolled at St George’s, hailing from all corners of the globe, creating a special learning environment that nurtures tolerance, respect, and understanding. Nowhere is this better showcased than at International Evening, where parents, pupils, and staff come together to celebrate our diversity through an evening of wonderful food, activities, and a parade of nations.
La Storta Campus
City Centre Campus
AMBRIT International School
Ambrit Rome provides an international education for students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The school’s programmes of study and activities foster the cognitive, aesthetic, physical, social and emotional growth of the whole child, helping each child to reach his or her greatest potential in a stimulating and caring environment. Children are encouraged to develop a sense of identity, self-esteem and independence.
Our 460 students, aged 3-14 and representing over 50 nationalities, learn and flourish in a supportive and engaging international environment. Ambrit mirrors the rich history, beauty, culture, and fascination that makes Rome one of the most fabulous cities in the world.
The learning experience at Ambrit is exciting, challenging, and fun. Our rich programs focus on the development of thinking, academic, and social competencies and our aim is to foster the development of independent, globally aware, responsible students who are prepared for the future. We are authorized to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme from age 3-11 and the IB Middle Years Programme from age 11-14. The language of instruction at Ambrit is English with Italian, French, Mandarin, and Spanish offered as additional languages.
St Stehpen’s School
Nestling at the foot of the Aventine, the most exclusive of Rome’s seven hills, and a stone’s throw from the city’s great imperial sites, our international non-denominational high school for boarding and day students has built its academic program and reputation on the classical heritage of our host country, Italy, and the rigor of two prestigious educational models: the American, independent college-preparatory curriculum, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We are a small community of learners and offer a truly international faculty and student body passionate in a supportive learning environment. We inspire a diverse student body to courageously meet the demands of a changing world through an engaging and creative curriculum.
St. Stephen’s School is a non-denominational, co-educational, American international day and boarding IB World School in the heart of Rome. We enroll students from ages 14-19 in grades 9-12, plus an optional postgraduate year. A distinctive faculty of accomplished scholars bring the highest level of instruction to a diverse student cohort. Our emphasis on the School’s core values of care, independence, scholarship, integrity, and creativity guides St. Stephen’s students to become architects of their futures, and engaged, motivated, global citizens.
Acorn House has been providing quality education for children since 1999. We are an English-speaking international association with mother-tongue highly qualified teachers, and pride ourselves on being an inclusive schooling system that supports children according to their needs. The school is also affiliated with primary schools and teacher training centres in the UK and in Italy, enabling us to keep up-to-date with curriculum and standards issues. We also provide a deep immersion into the Italian school system and culture, by following a stimulating bilingual English/ Italian curriculum that is developed around both curriculum requirements. Our children attend yearly government exams, in order to allow families the freedom of choice amongst two different learning paths, and support any possible sudden change that parents may encounter due to international work mobility and relocation. The foundations of learning and the security of independence that we support from an early age permeate through to all levels of ability and learning for each child. We coordinate a dual curriculum programme and learning activities with one another, in order to prepare children for their passage into the next key stage level of learning. We care for the happiness, health, and confidence of each of our students, encouraging each child to build a positive self-image.
Marymount International School
Marymount International School Rome is Rome’s first international school, founded in 1946, and one of Italy’s top schools. Known for its IB Diploma, American High School Diploma, and distinguished academic programs our graduates are accepted into many of the best universities and colleges around the world.
Located on a 40-acre campus of protected parkland just 20 minutes north of the city center, students have access to a wide variety of sports and extracurricular activities in addition to all the Eternal City has to offer, including visits to Rome’s famous attractions. An English-language Pre-K through Grade 12 (ages 2 through 18) American and international curriculum is complemented by new technology in the classrooms in addition to a fully-equipped FabLab.
Rome’s only international Catholic school, Marymount embraces a long tradition of intercultural understanding and welcomes students from over 60 different nationalities and of all faiths to participate in its vibrant community life, providing an inclusive environment for families joining from all over the world.
Southlands International School
Southlands English School is a long established private independent day school for boys and girls.
The school follows the English National Curriculum and is one of the leading British Schools in Rome.
Founded in 1976, Southlands International School is a truly international school in the south of Rome. We offer six key programmes for students between the ages of 3 and 18 years old. The school is non-denominational and welcomes pupils from all cultures and backgrounds. Children from over thirty-five countries attend school.
Having the best teachers is the key to our students’ progress and success. All of our teachers are mother-tongue English speakers and hold teaching qualifications as well as academic credentials.
At Southlands the academic programmes are tailored to:
- Welcome and support speakers of many languages and cultural backgrounds at any time of the year
- Instil and develop requisite skills for students to feel comfortable in solving problems and independently overcome any challenge they face
- Develop a full appreciation of multicultural perspectives, form strong ethical and moral values and become proactive in enriching their local communities
- Refine skills they need to succeed in world of growing complexity and demands
- Enable students to transition between international schools and their national education systems smoothly
Saint Francis International School
Saint Francis International School aims to provide a sound education in respect of the values of tolerance, solidarity, trust, and integrity, in a safe, and positive environment. Each child can attains his or her full potential academically, physically, emotionally, and socially within a small caring atmosphere. Children are encouraged to be responsible, caring, aware, and proud. Politeness, courtesy, and good behavior are of the utmost importance.
The School aims to provide a sound education in respect of the values of tolerance, solidarity, trust, and integrity, in a safe, and positive environment. Here each child can attain his or her full potential academically, physically, emotionally, and socially within a small caring atmosphere. Children are encouraged to be responsible, caring, aware, and proud. Politeness, courtesy, and good behavior are of the utmost importance.
We are committed to providing a challenging educational environment that encourages high performance in a nurturing atmosphere characterized by dignity and respect for the diverse religions and cultures.
We believe in the uniqueness of each child and the importance of the early years in developing the child’s positive self-image, establishing language skills, and encouraging creativity. We are certain that children learn by being involved in the learning process and by exploring the world around them with teachers who are sensitive to their needs.
This Philosophy reflects the belief that the process of learning is as important as the end product. The curriculum focuses not only on the acquisition of knowledge but also on the development of thinking and problem-solving.
Rome International School
Our educational approach, based on the ethos of the International Baccalaureate, places students at the center of the learning process and inspires them to become responsible global citizens.
We teach students to think for themselves and give them every opportunity to succeed in the future, and to respect both fellow students and the world in which we live.
Children of all nationalities and faiths are valued individuals. Our highly committed and
professional team of teachers aim to educate the whole child and enable every student to realise their full potential. Exceptional teaching and personalised care and attention ensure that every child flourishes both academically and personally.
Our teachers inspire a love of lifelong learning in our students, starting from their very first days of school in Nursery, all the way through to the university counselling and guidance they receive as they complete the High School programme and progress to universities of their choice.
New School Rome
The New School Rome is a private, international school for pupils aged 3‑18 offering the English National Curriculum. Founded in 1972, The New School Rome provides academic excellence with close attention to students’ needs. The school’s track record at IGCSE is excellent and it is also one of the top performing schools in Europe at A-Level. Students go on to university in the UK, United States or Italy. The school is situated in beautiful grounds close to Rome’s historic centre. The school is proud to be a member of the Council of British International Schools. In November 2017 it passed a COBIS compliance inspection.
Teachers, students and parents work together in partnership through representation on the two decision making bodies, the Academic Council and the Executive Council. The elected Chairperson of The Academic Council is also the Headteacher.