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St. Stephen's School

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CurriculumInternational, American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 14 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
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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 13 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a 12 year old child.

Address: Via Aventina 3, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Number of students


Most common nationality

Approximately one third of students are from the United States and Canada. Another third are Italian citizens. Remaining students come to us from Asia and
Oceania, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and various nations throughout Europe.

Average number of students per class


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Support: Designed for students in grades 9-11, this supplementary course is for non-native English speakers who need extra support for their basic English language skills.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Italian

Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms equipped with digital whiteboards.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Admission test and interview.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)


Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, Advanced Placements, American High School Diploma

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

St. Stephen's School believes that an inclusionary model is the most effective way of supporting students with special needs. The school's mission is to cultivate what is highest and best in students with exceptionalities in the least restrictive environment and with an appropriate Learning Plan. St. Stephen’s has the capacity to support some students with special needs.

This may include students who are gifted, ESL, or have mild to moderate learning disabilities, such as ADD/ADHD, dyscalculia, dyslexia, emotional disabilities, and physical disabilities.

Learning support offered

Direct services for students with exceptionalities at St. Stephen’s School include:

- Study skills support and homework assistance
- Behavior management support
- Tutoring (both teacher and peer)
- Math Peer Tutoring
- Writing center
- Social/Emotional counseling
- English language support

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The Learning Center Support

Student access to education psychologist


School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Drumming, gardening, German, Italian, photography, science, art, logical club.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

- basketball and volleyball courts
- space for modern dance, Pilates, and martial arts/self defense
- soccer and track and field are withing a ten minute walk from the school

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

St. Stephen's School is a co-educational, non-denominational, boarding and day school, enrolling students from age 14-19 in grades 9-12 and for a postgraduate year.
Founded in 1964, St. Stephen's provides a demanding classical liberal arts education taking full advantage of its location in the historic center of Rome. The school is modeled on the American independent school tradition, and offers a rigorous program based on well-rounded and comprehensive preparation by each student in six major academic areas: English, Foreign and Classical Language, History, Experimental Science, Mathematics, Arts. Primary objectives are academic excellence, fellowship and cooperation among students and faculty, and the development of students as independent, responsible, and involved members of the larger world community.

Teaching approach of the school

Encouraging a passion for learning is a priority at St. Stephen’s. The school's goal is to promote greater personal and intellectual enrichment by introducing the right educational tools that remain in place throughout a student’s career at the school.
This approach coupled with the international exposure students receive from the diverse, cultural surroundings of Rome, the heart of the Western civilization, enriches them in immeasurable ways.

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