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.
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.