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CurriculumsIB and British
Leaving qualificationsIGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €10,865
to: €26,995
Address: Via Guglielmo Pecori Giraldi, 137 - 00135 Rome, Italy
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

60% Local students
40% International students

Native English speaking teachers

Our primary focus is on recruiting teachers who possess excellent teaching skills, subject knowledge, and pedagogical expertise. These qualities are fundamental to delivering high-quality education and ensuring student success. We hire highly qualified professionals with expertise in their subject areas and experience teaching in international settings. Effective teaching goes beyond language proficiency and includes pedagogical skills, cultural competence, and a commitment to student success.

Teaching Skills: Our primary focus is on recruiting teachers who possess excellent teaching skills, subject knowledge, and pedagogical expertise. These qualities are fundamental to delivering high-quality education and ensuring student success.

International Environment: Our school embraces diversity and promotes an international learning environment. While fluency in the mother tongue can be valuable, our priority is to foster an inclusive atmosphere where students from diverse linguistic backgrounds can thrive and learn together.

Global Competence: In today's interconnected world, students benefit from exposure to a variety of teaching styles and cultural perspectives. Recruiting teachers with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds enriches the learning experience and prepares students to navigate a globalised society.

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 Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish.

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

Cambridge Checkpoint
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) validated by Cambridge International Assessment
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)
Italian External examinations (Paritaria)

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 years.

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.

Learning support offered

RIS offers internal and external support to students requiring special learning needs.

Internal Support:
- Inclusive support with differentiated instruction in the general education classrooms for all students
- Students with learning needs have an ILP (Individualised Learning Plan)
- ILP contains accommodations and strategies for classroom/subject teachers
- ILP contains provisions for assessments and exams
- Families & students can contact SENCO when they need help or concerns emerge

External support:
Specialist Support through a vetted data base of external therapists such as speech and language, reading, occupational therapy, behavioural therapy, etc. (local resources and online through Linden)

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

It is included in extra student services, via the differentiation our curriculum provides and through extracurricular activities

Student access to education psychologist

The school counsellors offer all students a confidential counselling service.

Entry evaluation for students

RIS is an inclusive, nonselective school. Though, students must have the ability to develop at RIS in an international environment with English as the mode of instruction and must adhere to the school code of conduct, mission and vision. A CAT4 Assessment may be requested after enrolment to better understand the students learning style.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Various including interview with the Principal (Elementary School) and CAT4 aptitude test in the Middle and High School

Waiting list

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
08.50 in the Early Years and Elementary School

School finish time

15.30 in the Early Years and Elementary School
15.45 in the Middle and High 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

Uniform required

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.

RIS offers a various range of ExtraCurricular opportunities among which:

- Private music programme accredited by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
- Chess, Maths and Coding clubs
- LAMDA Drama lessons
- Yoga and Modern Dance
- Model United Nations & Debate Club

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, Football, Volleyball

Facilities at the school

2 modern libraries
3 science laboratories
3 canteens serving organic lunches
Music, Art and Drama rooms
230-seat Auditorium

Sports facilities at the school

2 indoor gymnasia
Five-a-side football field

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 60 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.

We are the only school in Rome authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for students between the ages of 3 and to 11, and the IB Diploma Programme for High School students between the ages of 16 and 18. Our status as a Cambridge International School allows our Middle School students between the ages 11 to 14, to pursue a rich programme of study leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education for ages 14 to 16, as validated by Cambridge Assessment.

Teaching approach of the school

RIS students are integral members of the rewarding International Baccalaureate (IB) and Globeducate global communities. Our unique approach, based on the ethos of the IB ensures that every student receives an education without borders, fostering knowledge, interpersonal skills, and confidence to succeed in an ever-changing world. This commitment to excellence extends beyond academics, permeating all areas of school life, offering students abundant opportunities to take learning beyond the classroom and make real-world connections.

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