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International Schools in Rome

 

With such unique history, spectacular architecture, iconic museums and wonderful quality of life, it is easy to see why international families are drawn to live in the Italian Capital. The city’s diverse expat population have many different options when choosing international schools in Rome for their children at every stage of their education.

 

Pre-school and early years options for families with little ones include Castelli Kindergarten in Marino (following the British curriculum) and Greendale Garden School, an international English language school for children from 2-6. La Maisonette International Nursery for children from 3 months to 6 years is trilingual (English, Italian and French) and Little Genius is a unique international pre-school for children from 2 1/2 to 6 years, with an emphasis on critical thinking, freedom of thought and English language skills. 

 

Some of the top English speaking primary schools in Rome include Core International School in Parioli, following the British curriculum with small class sizes of around 16. Also following the British system, the Britannia International School of Rome welcomes children from 3-11 and is set in a modern villa in the South of the city surrounded by beautiful gardens. 

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AMBRIT International School offers the IB primary & middle years programme and Castelli International School (CIS) is another excellent private, independent day primary and middle school which integrates the British national curriculum with the Italian Ministerial one (teaching primarily in English).

 

Rome International School is a private day school offering an international education for students aged 2 to 18, offering the IB system and Diploma. St Stephen’s School is an English language high school set in the incredible historic centre of the Italian capital, just five minutes from the iconic Roman Forum. With the oldest IB programme in Italy, the school also offers boarding within the campus.

 

Parents looking for American international schools in Rome have a choice of highly regarded establishments, including the American Overseas School of Rome, offering a choice between the IB Diploma and the Advanced Placement Programme. Marymount International School is a private, co-educational Catholic school where pupils can undertake either the IB or the American High School Diploma and St. Francis International School is also based on the American system, where children from early years to middle school are prepared to go on to either American or British high schools.

 

British families seeking international schools in Rome also have numerous excellent schools to choose between, including St George’s British International School, which follows the English National Curriculum leading to IGCSEs and the IB Diploma in Sixth Form. The New School (also following the English National Curriculum) is set in beautiful grounds close to Rome’s historic centre and boasts strong results at IGCSE and A-Level. Southlands English School is a long established private independent day school for pupils aged 3 to 18 from over 30 nationalities. The school teaches the IGCSE and IB curriculums and additionally offers the Programma Ministeriale Italiano as an option.

 

There are two main French schools in the city centre of Rome, Lycée Chateaubriand, which follows the French national curriculum throughout pre-school, primary and secondary stages, working towards the French Bac and Brevet, and the Institut Saint Dominique de Rome, a private all-girls catholic primary and secondary school with a boarding option.

 

Here is the Mumabroad.com directory of the top international schools in Rome, as recommended by local parents and international families in the Italian capital. Do please add any comments or recommendations of your own for a school that your child attends.

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Ambrit International School

Ambrit International School

Ambrit International School provides the IB programmes for primary and middle school pupils aged 3 – 14 in Rome. About Ambrit is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) school, teaching the Primary Years Program (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme to pupils from age 3 to 14. The IB programs provide... ...
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American Overseas School of Rome

American Overseas School of Rome

Established in 1947, the American Overseas School of Rome teaches an American international education to Pre-K through Grade 12 students. About The American Overseas School of Rome (AOSR) is made up of nearly 600 students with approximately one third from the United States, one third from Italy, and the remaining... ...
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Britannia International School of Rome

Britannia International School of Rome

The Britannia International School of Rome provides an English education for children from 3-11 years old. About Britannia International School of Rome, founded in 1987, is a private International Primary school located in the south of Rome. The school provides an English education for children from 3-11 years old, with... ...
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Castelli International School

Castelli International School

Castelli International School (CIS) offers a mix of Cambridge International exams and the Italian state curriculum for pupils from kindergarten to Grade 8. About Castelli International School (CIS) was founded in 1977 and teaches an integrated curriculum combining English-language tuition and exams with an optional Italian-language track to obtain state... ...
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Castelli Kindergarten

Castelli Kindergarten

Castelli Kindergarten is an international nursery school that follows the English national curriculum for early years pupils. About The Castelli Kindergarten is part of the Castelli International School, and allows international children in Rome to begin their education a year earlier. The Kindergarten follows the English curriculum with English as... ...
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Core International School

Core International School

Core International School in Rome teaches a combination of English and Italian curriculums for pupils from nursery through primary school. About Core International School was founded in 1983 in Rome teaching a curriculum based on the English national curriculum for pupils from nursery through to the end of primary school.... ...
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Greenwood Garden School

Greenwood Garden School

Greenwood Garden School is an international Nursery and pre-school in Rome basing its learning on the English national curriculum. About Greenwood Garden School is an international Nursery and pre-school in Rome that bases  its learning on the English national curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework for pupils aged... ...
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Institut Saint Dominique de Rome

Institut Saint Dominique de Rome

The Institut Saint Dominique de Rome Religious primary and secondary school following the French curriculum. About The Institut Saint Dominique (l’Institut International Saint-Dominique de Rome) is a private Catholic French international school in northern Rome, Italy, operated by the Congrégation Romaine de Saint Dominique. The school follows the French national curriculum, with... ...
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Kendale Primary International School

Kendale Primary International School

Kendale Primary International School in Rome teaches both English & Italian speaking curriculums for pupils aged 4-11. About Kendale Primary International School was established in 1972. The school has a long history of high academic achievement and prepares its pupils for both international and Italian middle schools. Classes range from... ...
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La Maisonnette International Nursery School

La Maisonnette International Nursery School

La Maisonnette International Nursery School is a trilingual school in Rome for pupils aged from 3 months to 6 years old.  About La Maisonnette International Nursery School was founded in 1980 by Teresa Genova. The school was originally a bi-lingual (Italian-French) lay school, but in the 1990s English was introduced,... ...
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Little Genius International

Little Genius International

The Little Genius International in Rome provides an alternative education to pupils aged 2 to 12 years old. About The Little Genius International Preschool is an international pre-school providing an alternative education to children of preschool age (2 ½ to 6 years). The Little Genius approach offers children an education... ...
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Lycée Chateaubriand

Lycée Chateaubriand

Lycée Chateaubriand is a French international school teaching pupils from Maternelle to Terminale in Rome, Italy. About The Lycée Chateaubriand school uses the French educational system with French as the primary medium of instruction. It does not have a bilingual Italian programme, though offers Italian language classes to advanced level. About... ...
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Marymount International School of Rome

Marymount International School of Rome

Marymount International School Rome is a private Catholic school teaching the American curriculum & IB to pupils ages 2-18. About Marymount International School Rome teaches an American style education to pupils from kindergarten through to 12th Grade. The school offers an American High School Diploma, with accreditation from the Middle... ...
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Rome International School

Rome International School

Rome International School is a private day school offering a mix of English curriculum and IB programmes for students aged of 2 – 18. About Rome International School is home to over 500 students from 40 different nationalities, with a range of study paths available to suit the international student... ...
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Saint Francis International School

Saint Francis International School

Saint Francis International School in Rome is a Fransiscan Catholic school teaching an American education to puplils from pre-K to Grade 8. About Saint Francis International School in Rome an independent, co-educational school serving the international school with religious-based American education. The school says it is a ‘Franciscan family that... ...
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Southlands English School in Rome

Southlands English School in Rome

Southlands English School in Rome is a private day school teaching the English national curriculum and IB programmes to pupils aged 3-18. About Southlands English School in Rome teaches the English curriculum from Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 4, ending with the iGCSE qualifications. The school caters for... ...
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St George’s British International School

St George’s British International School

St George’s British International School in Rome teaches the English curriculum & IB Diploma Program to pupils aged 3-18. About St George’s British International School in Rome was founded in 1958, and is a leading British international school with consistent strong academic achievement. The school’s teaching is based on the... ...
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St Stephen’s School Rome

St Stephen’s School Rome

St Stephen’s School Rome is an American day & boarding school teaching the IB Diploma for pupils from Grade 9 – 12. About St Stephen’s School Rome was founded in 1964 and was the first in Italy to offer an International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. It is currently the only English language... ...
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The New School Rome

The New School Rome

The New School Rome teaches the English national curriculum of iGCSE and A Levels for pupils aged 3-18. About The New School Rome was founded in 1972 by a group of parents and teachers who wanted to create a school where academic excellence would be combined with attention to the... ...
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