Rome
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 14

Ambrit International School

CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 22
First year fees: €0

Fees / Price

This school does not make their fees public.

School Information

Number of students

530

Number of nationalities represented in the school

60

Most common nationality

The school makes every effort to maintain a student body composed of at least 20% English first language, 35% Italian first language and 45% native speakers of other languages.

Max. number of students per class

20-22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

The EAL program at Ambrit aims to assist students whose first language is not English, in becoming competent users of the English language so they can participate fully in the social and academic life of the school. English language learning is not intended as a replacement for the student’s home language(s) but as an additional language. Through differentiated support options, the EAL support teachers collaborate with class teachers to facilitate the integration of all English language learners into the mainstream classrooms.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian, French, Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

Today’s children are growing up in a world increasingly dominated by technology and media. Ambrit’s ICT philosophy aims to empower students and enable them to become competent and responsible users of Technology in all its applications. To this end, ICT at Ambrit is treated as a means of achieving a desired result rather than as a subject whose skills are taught in isolation. Therefore, Technology lessons are based upon a curriculum subject area, the lessons being the result of close collaboration between the class or subject teacher and the ICT team. The technology curriculum endeavors to empower students with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a modern world through integrated use of up to date, industry standard programs and teaching methods. To enhance the way students learn and interact with technology, teachers use technological tools found in our Media lab, equipped with 25 iMacs as well as mobile technology consisting of 40 MacBook airs and 40 iPads located on carts throughout the school alongside other electronic teaching resources. Additionally, Ambrit currently has a one-to-one iPad program in Grades 5-8.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

At Ambrit, homework is meaningful and aims to extend and not replace classroom learning. All students are expected to read every day and other assignments vary according to grade level. In Early Childhood and Primary, home-school connections are emphasized and explained by teachers for parents to work on with their children. Students will not be assigned busywork or stacks of worksheets but will be asked to make regular connections to their classroom learning. Homework expectations for students in Middle School increase considerably but their assignments are no less meaningful.

Entry evaluation for students

Most applicants are assessed based on the documentation submitted and through interview. If your child is new to English or has particular language, behavioral or special learning needs a language and/or learning evaluation will be required and administered by a school representative.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Ambrit recognizes the potential within each child. In an effort to foster the student’s continued growth, the Learning Support team provides assistance to students with mild or moderate learning differences and to students requiring academic support.

Learning support offered

Learning Support teachers work closely with classroom teachers, specialist teachers, tutors and external consultants. These professionals, together with the invaluable input of parents, ensure that Ambrit is providing the personalized support that all students require.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

15:30

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Examples of the over 90 possible activities offered annually include Choir, Orchestra, Violin, Oil Painting, Weaving, Bracelet Making, Arts and Crafts, Sketchbook, Drama, Creative Writing, Tennis, Yoga, Soccer, Basketball, Badminton, Robotics, Technology, Mine Craft, Art on the iPads, Ambrit News, Engineering Future Cities, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Math Club, Science Club as well as tutoring and private music lessons.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Ambrit Rome provides an international education for students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The school’s programmes of study and activities foster the cognitive, aesthetic, physical, social and emotional growth of the whole child, helping each child to reach his or her greatest potential in a stimulating and caring environment. Children are encouraged to develop a sense of identity, self-esteem and independence.

Teaching approach of the school

The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to maintain high standards of academic learning while allowing children to make meaningful connections across subject areas using an inquiry-based approach. Classroom activities provide opportunities for cooperative and experimental learning which emphasise process-oriented skills and the communicative importance of language.

Children are taught to respect others, their natural environment, and to develop an awareness of global issues through school and community service activities. Cooperation amongst parents, staff, students and the community is actively encouraged. Students leave Ambrit with an appreciation of different cultures and the tools to become life-long learners.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: ambrit@ambrit-rome.com
School's webpage: ambrit-rome.com
Address: Via E. Jenner 10, 00151 Rome, Italy