St. Stephen's School Rome
Reviews & Information

4.8 from 5 reviews
School Overview Reviews

About St. Stephen's School

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 More on School Website...

How would you rate St. Stephen's School?

Relocating to Rome?

Let us help you with our network of 500+ accredited international moving specialists.

Find Out More >


IB, American

Primary Language



14 to 18

Max Class Size


Create Your Shortlist

You can easily add St. Stephen's School to your shortlist.

Just click the heart and any time you like, visit My Shortlist via the button at the bottom of the screen

Premium profile

Your International School Advisor profile page could help increase your school's visibility and reputation.

More Info >

Useful School Links:

See All Reviews

5 Reviews of St. Stephen's School

Average Ratings

Overall 4.80
Facilities n/a
Academics n/a
Teachers n/a
Sports n/a
Music & Arts n/a
Science & Tech n/a

Reviewer Nationalities

Not enough review data.

Add Your Review >

How would you rate St. Stephen's School?

Reviews from Google

Recent reviews posted on Google.

Google logoRating: 

Theo Thomas, a year ago

Will come back sike you thought

Google logoRating: 

Tommaso DI Girolamo, 3 years ago

Love this school!!!

Google logoRating: 

michael angelo norberte, 6 years ago


Google logoRating: 

Leon Norwood, 3 years ago

Its okay

Google logoRating: 

Suvendu Das, 2 years ago

Established by the Rev. John O. Patterson, former Headmaster of the Kent School in Connecticut, to epitomize the best elements of a classical liberal arts education, St. Stephen's opened for classes in 1964 and the first seniors graduated in 1966. Its founder chose Rome as the site because he believed the city to be "the symbol and repository of the enduring ethical, cultural and religious values of the West", as well as "one of the most cosmopolitan international crossroads of the modern world." The school's first location was the Villa S. Valentino, in the Parioli area. St. Stephen's remained there for six years and then moved to the Appian way in 1970. The school relocated to its present site on the 'little' Aventine hill in 1972, where it inhabits an ex-convent located on a site of a temple that was once dedicated to the Roman goddess, Bona Dea. In 1975, St. Stephen's became the first school in Italy to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Two years later, it celebrated its first two IB Diploma graduates. One of the first schools in Europe to adopt the International Baccalaureate, our IB program now has a senior cohort of over 70 DP candidates, a 100% pass rate and an average diploma score of 35 points.

18 other schools in Rome

My Shortlist