International Schools in Rome
There are 18 international schools in Rome with a mix of 11 British schools, 8 IB and 5 American schools. Annual fees range from as little as €4,000 and rise all the way up to €27,000 for the most exclusive schools.
Education in Italy
As you would expect, public schools in Italy will be taught in Italian. If you are planning to be in Italy for the long term this may be an attractive option to immerse your children in the language. For those who may be temporarily in Rome, an international school will likely be the preferred option where a curriculum can be taken that can be continued in almost any country.
If learning Italian is important, many international schools offer a bilingual education and may be better catered to ease children into the language without disrupting their overall education.
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Best International Schools in Rome - Rankings
Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Rome school should be in the top 10, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so parents, teachers and pupils get the real story when they research their next school. You can find your school in the full List of International Schools in Rome, or search by name here.
Read The New School, Rome reviews
The New School Rome is a private, international school for pupils aged 3‑18 offering the English National Curriculum. Founded in 1972, The New School Rome provides academic excellence with close attention to students’ needs. The school’s track record at IGCSE is excellent and it is also one of the top performing schools in Europe at A-Level. Students go on to university in the UK, United States or Italy. The school is situated in beautiful grounds close to Rome's historic centre.
Throughout the years the school has served the needs of the international community in Rome by offering the best in English education from age 3 to age 18. The New School Rome follows the English National Curriculum and is a recognised examination centre for 2 major English examination boards, Edexcel (London) and CIE (Cambridge International Examinations). It is also a long standing member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools) and is recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education. It is a non-profit making association.
IB, AP, American
Read American Overseas School of Rome reviews
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 (ages 3 to 19). AOSR is the only independent, non-profit, prestigious American-International school in Rome. AOSR offers both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the Advanced Placement Program (AP).
AOSR is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and was the first international school to be awarded MSA's prestigious International Credential. AOSR is a member of RISA (Rome International Schools Association), CIS (Council of International Schools), and ECIS.
AOSR is made up of about 600 students with approximately one-third from the United States, one-third from Italy, and the remaining third from about 50 different countries. With over 52 nationalities, AOSR is a truly international school. AOSR has 85 experienced faculty members. 75% of faculty members hold advanced degrees, 75% are from English-speaking countries, and 100% of IB/AP faculty are trained, subject area experts. AOSR also has a full-time College Counselor and AP/IB Coordinator.
AOSR is the only school in Rome to offer an extensive Advanced Placement (AP) Program with over 19-course offerings, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) with 17-course offerings. AOSR students have a 100% IB Diploma Pass Rate, and over 50% of high school students take at least one AP course. The high school offers more than 92 dynamic classes to students. AOSR is well known for impressive music, theater, and performing arts programs.
AOSR has an impressive athletics department. Varsity teams for boys and girls include basketball, cross-country, soccer, tennis, volleyball, cheerleading, wrestling, and track & field. AOSR also has an extensive after-school activities program for elementary, middle, and high school students. AOSR also supports programs in the performing arts, student publications, community service, Model United Nations (MUN), Student Council (STUCO), Global Issues Network (GIN), Habitat for Humanity, and the National, French, Italian, and Spanish Honor Societies.
Read Children's Castle International reviews
Children's Castle International is located on a beautiful location overlooking the lake of Albano between the cities of Castel Gandolfo, Grottaferrata, Marino and Rocca di Papa.
We are easily accessible for people from all around the Castelli Romani, including Albano, Ariccia, Frascati, Genzano, Monte Compatri, Monte Porzio, Nemi, Rocca Priora and Velletri.
The school is housed in an elegant villa on a vast compound with ample parking space, lots of green and a deep enchanted forest. Its wonderfully airy gym, the spacious classrooms, lunch room and child-sized toilets add to its warm environment.
The school premises are on the ground floor, in line with the national health and safety requirements in Italy.
Read Kendale Primary International School reviews
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. The classes, ranging from beginning primary (4 -5 years) to 5th Grade (Year 6), are small with an average of 10-14 students per class.
Kendale offers the joy of learning and working in a cohesive community where the efforts and contributions of all those involved are appreciated and valued. A community where there is an emphasis, not only on important scholastic goals and high behavioural expectations but also on creativity and, amongst others, the values of kindness, empathy, caring and sharing. In order to maintain a cooperative group ethic, opportunities are regularly provided for classes to interact with other age groups. Within these groups each individual is nurtured and respected so that they grow in confidence and self-esteem.
The personalised approach to learning leads to a constant flow of visits from ex-students, many of whose parents were themselves pupils at the school. Ex-Kendalians around the world maintain a connection with their peers many years after leaving. This connection is in line with our school motto: ONCE A KENDALIAN; ALWAYS A KENDALIAN!
Read Little Genius International reviews
Little Genius International SpA SB is a school for digital natives that has been providing a high academic level to its students for over 10 years, recognized nationally and internationally. It is also known as BCorp (among the 10 best in the world-best in Italy 2017) for its social impact starting from the bio-architecture structure in which it is located.
The ICE® Methodology challenges the current educational systems regarding the application of teaching methods and the knowledge taught within it, rejecting the certainty and directional uniqueness of traditional teaching methods, also in relation to the content of the subjects taught.
Our teachers evaluate the decision to start teaching activities such as reading and writing based on the skills of our students in these two activities. For most of our students the reading and writing programs start between 3 and 4 years of age and are complementary to each other, emphasizing the pleasure of these activities without any competition between one child and another in in terms of skill. It is also for this reason that at Little Genius International it is not recommended to skip an entire school year, as the program is sufficiently stimulating.
Read St. Stephen's School reviews
St. Stephen's School Rome nestles 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, our international non-denominational high school for boarding and day students has built its academic program and reputation on the classical heritage of our host country, Italy, and the rigor of two prestigious educational models: the American, independent college-preparatory curriculum, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
At 295 students we are small, forty-seven boarders constitute our ‘nuclear’ family, the experiential dimension of our curriculum, which includes an extensive trip program, confers a ‘hands on’ feel to our academics and our location, in the heart of the Eternal City and at the crossroads of Europe, provides a rich cultural context in which to learn and grow. The faculty at St. Stephen’s are scholars, artists, writers and scientists who are passionate about their subjects and illuminate the minds and lives of the students they teach, each day and every year.
Read Core International School reviews
Core International School Rome was founded in 1983 and is staffed by qualified, experienced British teachers.
The school began in a small way and although it has grown over the last thirty years we have been able to maintain the original familiar atmosphere where children of many nationalities, cultures and religious backgrounds, learn to live and work together in harmony.
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 are conducted in English and emphasis is placed on children acquiring a sound understanding of the three basic skills, whilst learning in a creative environment.
Read St. George's British International School, Rome reviews
St George’s Rome is one of the leading and most academically successful British International Schools in Europe. At St George’s we are proud of our rich history of providing a world-class education to both expatriate and internationally-minded local families in one of the world’s most iconic cities.
Our community - uniquely in Rome - represents more than 80 different nationalities and this infuses our school with vibrancy, inclusivity, tolerance, respect and support.
Read The European International School & College reviews
The European International School & College helps you to build your child's future! The educational programmes of our school will give your child all the necessary skills and knowledge to make everything they learned here work for them in the future.
We rest on the transformational belief that we all learn better when we learn together. We challenge and support each student in his or her academic, social, and emotional growth.
Read Castelli International School reviews
Castelli International School Rome (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 our Elementary, the Cambridge Lower Secondary curricula, with the Italian Ministerial one.
English is the primary language of the school. Castelli’s highly qualified longstanding faculty is committed to delivering a holistic education and to developing inquisitive, caring, ethically minded individuals who will make a positive impact towards creating a sustainable global society. Students, coming from all over the world, are prepared for international and national high schools and go on to study at universities to then pursue successful careers. Small classes surrounded by nature and the hands-on approach hold true to the Chinese proverb: “When I hear, I forget. When I see, I remember. When I do, I understand.”
Other International Schools in Rome
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