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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 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 an American education 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 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.

Ambrit International School

Ambrit International School

Ambrit International School provides an international education for students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Children are encouraged to develop their own sense of identity, self-esteem and independence. Second language instruction is introduced at an early age, providing communication skills necessary for children in an international setting. Ambrit is an authorized International... ...
American Overseas School of Rome

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. AOSR is made up of about 600 students with approximately one third from the United States, one third from Italy, and the... ...
Britannia International School of Rome

Britannia International School of Rome

Britannia International School of Rome is situated in a modern villa in the south of Rome surrounded by its own large front and back garden. The school provides an English education for children from 3-11 years old and a whole school curriculum plan based on the National Curriculum for England and... ...
Castelli International School

Castelli International School

Castelli International School (CIS) is a private, independent day elementary and middle school, founded in 1977 situated a few kilometers south of Rome. It offers a challenging and successful programme which integrates the Elementary, and the Cambridge Secondary 1 and 2 curricula, with the Italian Ministerial one. English is the... ...
Castelli Kindergarten

Castelli Kindergarten

Castelli Kindergarten is an international nursery school located in Marino, in the province of Rome, in the heart of the Castelli Romani area. The Kindergarten follows the British curriculum and also offers an excellent reading programme and has adopted the New Heinemann Maths Scheme to teach first steps in Maths. English language is learnt through play, songs,... ...
Core International School

Core International School

Core International School in Rome was founded in 1983 and is staffed by qualified, experienced British teachers. The school policy is to keep classes small, about 16 children in each class, so that each child receives individual attention and is encouraged to reach his or her full potential. All lessons... ...
Greenwood Garden School

Greenwood Garden School

Greenwood Garden School was founded in 1974 by Donna Seibert and Alfredo Ricci and has been in operation for more than forty years. This international preschool and kindergarten accepts children from 2-6 years. Teaching is in English by mother-tongue educators. The Greenwood Garden programme bases its philosophy on the concept that each... ...
Institut Saint Dominique de Rome

Institut Saint Dominique de Rome

Religious primary and secondary school following the French curriculum. French used as main language although other European languages are present. ...
Kendale Primary International School

Kendale Primary International School

Kendale is a small but dynamic school which provides a safe, supportive and caring environment where a dedicated staff guides children towards the acquisition of knowledge, skills and confidence. The Preschool accepts children from 4-5 years and the Elementary School from 6-10 years. All classroom teachers are fully qualified and have... ...
La Maisonette International Nursery School

La Maisonette International Nursery School

La Maisonnette was founded in 1980 by Teresa Genova. Located near the Colosseum, in Viale del Monte Oppio, it was originally a bi-lingual (Italian-French) lay school; in the 1990’s English was introduced, making it a tri-lingual school and putting it in the category of a European school. La Maisonnette has a nursery school... ...
Little Genius International Preschool

Little Genius International Preschool

Little Genius is an alternative international pre-school which aims to provide a high quality education to children of preschool age (2 ½ to 6 years), offering children an education that emphasises and encourages critical thinking, opportunity and freedom of thought, whilst instilling and furthering English language skills in children of... ...
Lycée Chateaubriand

Lycée Chateaubriand

This is one of the two main elite French schools in the centre of Rome. It was founded in 1903 and provides pre-school, primary and secondary education to just under 1,500 students. The school is under the authority of the French Embassy. ...
Marymount International School of Rome

Marymount International School of Rome

Marymount International School Rome is a private, Catholic, co-educational day school that fosters the development of each individual student, from early childhood (age 2) through grade 12. The school offers an American high school diploma, with accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Council of International... ...
Rome International School

Rome International School

Rome International School is a private day school offering the best international education for students between the ages of 2 and 18. More than 500 students represent over 40 nationalities. Immersed in the natural parkland of Monte Mario in Rome, the beautiful campus is resourced to the highest level and reflects... ...
Saint Francis International School

Saint Francis International School

St. Francis International School is an independent, co-educational school at the service of the international community in Rome. The school is based on the American system of education and structured to meet the needs of the international student. The school, situated in the north of Rome, is housed in a purpose-built facility... ...
Southlands English School in Rome

Southlands English School in Rome

Southlands English School in Rome is a long established private independent day school for boys and girls. It is the only international school in the south of Rome and has 400 students aged 3 to 18 from over 30 nationalities. All teachers are native English speakers, fully qualified and with years... ...
St. George’s British International School

St. George’s British International School

St. George’s British International School builds on its status as a leading British International School, providing the highest quality education in a stimulating learning, teaching and nurturing environment to ensure that each and every child develops his or her full potential and becomes a responsible global citizen. The Junior School... ...
St. Stephen’s School Rome

St. Stephen’s School Rome

St. Stephen’s School is the only English language high school in the historic centre of Rome, located five minutes from the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. St. Stephen’s School is a non-denominational, co-educational, international school, enrolling students from age 14-19 in grades 9-12 and for a postgraduate year. The school... ...
The New School Rome

The New School Rome

The New School 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 individual and the development of personal and social responsibility. Throughout the years the school has served the needs of the... ...

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