St Stephen’s School Rome

April 4, 2018 | Italy, Rome, Rome education, Schools Rome

St Stephen’s School Rome is an American day & boarding school teaching the IB Diploma for pupils from Grade 9 – 12.


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 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 main course of study is the IB Diploma Program, which opens the door for international university applications. Many alumni have gone on to receive Oxbridge offers in the UK and other top institutions worldwide.

While most students elect to enroll in the IB programme, select Advanced Placement courses based on the American, independent college-preparatory curriculum are also offered.

The school has over 300 students and over 40 boarders.

School’s founders in 1964 defined the school’s motto as:

  • Mens (mind): the ability to think critically, creatively and scientifically, coupled with a good dose of natural curiosity;
  • Voluntas (will): the motivation to succeed and the potential to excel academically;
  • Gratia (influence): interpreted as personal and social integrity, cooperation and concern for others and commitment to community, both local and global.


School fees are €25,650 annually. To see lunch fees, capital assessment fees and more click here to view the school’s fees page.


The school offers a virtual tour of the campus on its website.

A full admissions process and criteria can be viewed on the school’s online admissions portal.


The school is located 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. It is a short 10-minute drive from both the city centre and the Vatican city.

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Contact Details:

Via Aventina 3, 00153 Rome / +39 06 5750605 / /

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