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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||16 students / class|
|Maximum||22 students / class|
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|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
60% Local students
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Additional English support is provided within the school day.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
The choice of Modern Foreign Languages includes French, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Yes, in the Early Years and Lower Elementary School
|Use of technology in the classroom||
The school uses Google Suite for Education across all years. In the Elementary School, Toddle is an additional tool used to facilitate school-home communication and share daily learning with parents.
|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)||
A virtual learning environment is available in times of emergency such as during recent COVID19 school closures.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
Rome International School is a secular school. We welcome students from all backgrounds and from all over the world.
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Results in these examinations||
Our IB Diploma Programme students constantly perform above the global average and gain access to universities of their choice.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes, in the Middle and High School. The Elementary School follows a home learning policy, which provides families with ample possibilities to follow their interests and learn together, within or outside of their Unit of Inquiry.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
There is a homework schedule shared with all Middle and High School classes. The amount of time varies across the grades.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
RIS is an inclusive school. A Special Educational Needs Coordinator is available to offer parental interviews and consultation to ensure support is given to students with Special Learning needs.
|Student access to education psychologist||
The school counsellors offer all students a confidential counselling service.
|Entry evaluation for students||
An assessment test is required for entry to the Middle and High School. Previous school reports are required for all new applicants.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Various including interview with the Principal (Elementary School) and entrance test in the Middle and High School
Yes depending on the years
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
We accept applications all year-round
|Students can join after academic year begins||
|School start time||
08:30 in the Middle and High School
|School finish time||
15.30 in the Early Years and Elementary School
|Supervised care before/after school||
Yes this is an additional service available to students
|School bus service available||
Yes we have a school bus service and school shuttle available
|School provided lunches||
Yes, a healthy and nutritious school lunch is available for all students. This service is included in the fees as it is compulsory.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
Our school lunch caters to students that require special diets
Yes, uniforms are compulsory for all students
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
A wide range of after-school activities are available. Students can practise a sport, a musical activity, augment their studies, learn a language or simply do something that is fun and educational. This programme reaches out to all ages and interests, including mums and dads. We believe it is full of opportunities and it embraces inclusivity, diversity and develops the qualities of the IB Learner Profile.
|Sports activities included||
A range of individual and team sports are available from Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball and other individual fitness activities. Swimming is available for some Elementary and High School classes.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Basketball and Football
|Facilities at the school||
2 modern libraries
|Sports facilities at the school||
2 indoor gymnasia
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Rome International School offers a continuum in education for students between the ages of 2 and 18 years, representing over 50 nationalities. Our highly committed and professional team of teachers aim to educate the whole child and enable every student to realise their full potential. Exceptional teaching and personalised care and attention ensure that every child flourishes both academically and personally.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Our educational approach, based on the ethos of the International Baccalaureate, places students at the centre of the learning process. As a proud member of the Globeducate ICS family of schools, our shared mission is for students to become responsible global citizens who can shape the world. Our approach prepares students to solve problems that have not yet been imagined and to work in jobs that may not yet exist.