Rome International School

April 3, 2018 | Italy, Rome, Rome education, Schools Rome

Rome International School: English curriculum + IB programmes

Rome International School  (RIS) is a private day school offering a mix of English curriculum and IB programmes for students aged 2 to 18. RIS is home to over 450 students from 50 different nationalities, with a range of study paths available to suit the international student body.

The school offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program for pupils ages 3 to 11. A rich program of study is offered in the Middle School based on Cambridge Secondary resources. Students then progress onto the IGCSE programme in the first two-years of High School, accredited by the Cambridge International Assessment (ages 14 to 16). In sixth form, the school offers the IB Diploma Program, which is internationally recognised and can open the door for many higher education opportunities.

Rome International School is the only school in Rome authorised to offer both the IB Primary Years and IB Diploma programmes. 

The school also offers subject combinations for the Liceo LinguisticoLiceo Scientifico and the Liceo Scienze Umane – Italy’s national examinations for pupils aged 16-18. Italian-speaking students who wish to study for these must do so alongside the IB Diploma and in coordination with school staff.

The school is a member of Globeducate, one of the leading international K12 education groups in the world, with a network of 55+ premium bi-lingual and international schools educating 31,000 students in 10 countries.


School fees range from €10,290 to €26,400 annually. To see a full overview click here and follow relevant links.


The school has the following admissions criteria:

  • families who respect the philosophy of the school
  • students applying to the Middle and High School are expected to sit and pass an assessment test in Mathematics and English
  • students wishing to sit the licenza media or receive an equivalenza to the Maturità must demonstrate continuity of education at their previous school
  • previous school experience and performance
  • the ability to work in the English language 
  • in the case of the High School, the student has a realistic expectation of passing the external IGCSE and IB Diploma examinations

The full admissions procedure and links to enquiry and apply can be found here.


The school’s building and campus are surrounded by over 3 hectares of the natural parkland of the Monte Mario reserve. The school is located in the Municipio XV district of Rome, close to the city centre. 

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Contact Details:

Via Guglielmo Pecori Giraldi, 137, 00135 Rome
+39 06 8448 2650

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