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Language of instructionEnglish
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €7,050
to: €9,050
Address: Via delle Benedettine, 50/B, 00135 Roma, Italy
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

65% Local 35% International

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Foreign Language - tutor support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian, Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Smart boards in every classroom. All children use Google Classroom. A computer suite for ICT lessons and after school clubs.

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)

Yes, all children are connected to the Google Classroom both at home and at school.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a non-denominational school

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We celebrate a range of festivals and customs, and strive to be very much a 'global community'.

External examinations or assessments available

Middle School US-based diploma, Italian state exams at Grade 5 and Grade 8.

Results in these examinations

100% pass in last 5 years

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

G1 - G2: 15-30 minutes per day
G3 - G4: 30-45 minutes per day
G5 - G6: 45-60 minutes per day
G7 and 8 - G8: 60-90 minutes per day

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, although we are a small school and so we do not have a formal SEND department

Learning support offered

1 to 1 and small group support from learning assistants. We help families to create IEP/PDP documents with the help of local, known specialists

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We differentiate all learning tasks to meet the needs of every child. We will provide stretch and challenge activities, and a range of clubs to explore interests

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we are visited every Thursday and the psychologist provides individual and group support.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment tests for children joining Elementary and Middle school

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Maths and English baseline tests

Waiting list

In some grades, yes. It is best to talk first with our admissions team, though the website.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registrations are now ongoing through the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, although an assessment will be necessary

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

There is an early-club beginning at 8:00.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes (extra charge)

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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Dance, guitar, theater workshop, homework club, music, sports, ICT and coding, Art

Sports activities included

Physical education, Drama, sports matches with other RISA schools

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, occasionally. Most children instead play sports through local clubs.

Facilities at the school

Library, ICT suite, Dance studio, Drama room, music room

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, basketball/volleyball/soccer court, Garden and green play area.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Saint Francis International School is a long-established, one-form entry school providing a blended American and International curriculum to its community. We are an extremely affordable option as a member of Rome's foremost RISA International school network.
The school aims aims to provide a sound, yet challenging, education in respect of the values of tolerance, solidarity, trust, and integrity. This takes place in a safe, and positive environment. Each child can attains his or her full potential academically, physically, emotionally, and socially within a small caring atmosphere. Children are encouraged to be responsible, caring, aware, and proud. Politeness, courtesy, and good behavior are of the utmost importance

Teaching approach of the school

Saint Francis is committed to providing a challenging educational environment that encourages high performance in a nurturing atmosphere characterized by dignity and respect for the diverse religions and cultures. All our teachers are English mother-tongue speakers with full degrees in child education.

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