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CurriculumsBritish and Italian
Languages of instructionEnglish and Italian
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Italian
Native English and Italian teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Italian)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €9,100
to: €11,000
Address: Via degli Scozzesi, 13 Grottaferrata 00046 Rome Italy
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

130

Number of nationalities represented in the school

20

Most common nationality

Italian

Ratio of local students to international students

60% local 40% international

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

16

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and Italian speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and Italian

Children who join the school who do not speak English and/or Italian are given extra help and quickly get up to speed.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Our school uses Gsuite for Education and the students are trained from Grade 1 to use Google Classroom. Students have ICT lessons once a week and master the use of contemporary applications in the field of programming, integrate information into school curricula and thus connect more realistically to their learning experience. Students are encouraged to use extended serach skills to connect with other subjects and share their work through multimedia presentations.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Castelli International has been using Google Classroom for a few years and thanks to this, moved seamlessly from in-school learning to the virtual classroom from the very first Covid-19 lockdown. Virtual lessons are held via Google Meet as well as assemblies and conferences.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We like meeting our prospective elementary students and have an informal chat with them. We do have a written evaluation in writing and maths for our prospective middle school students.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We don't have a deadline but it is advisable to register by January of the year of entry to ensure a place.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

Cambride Checkpoint Maths and Science, IGCSE English as a Second Language, Italian State Exam

Results in these examinations

100% pass rate. 67% of our students receive a grade A or B.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:30

School finish time

15:30

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, from 7:45 AM and from 15:30 to 16:30

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Soccer, tennis, choir, arts and craft, photography, chess, private piano and percussion lessons, homework hour.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Soccer, basketball, volleyball, athletics, hockey

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer field, multi-purpose court (tennis, basketball, volleyball)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Castelli International School is one of the most exciting and stimulating green international schools in Europe. Founded in 1977, the school is beautifully situated on a hilltop overlooking Rome, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves on the slopes of the Alban hills.
CIS is the only fully integrated international private day school in Italy catering for children from grades one through eight.

Teaching approach of the school

The school sees every child as an individual and recognises that children learn differently, and at different paces. Castelli's hands-on approach is clearly expressed in the Chinese proverb: “When I hear, I forget. When I see, I remember. When I do, I understand.”

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