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There’s no doubt that Rome is a fantastic city to raise a family in, be it the local or expat variety. The Eternal City is built on thousands of years of history, culture, art and architecture for your kids to soak up. The Italian way of life is very family-oriented; entire evenings are given over to family meals and weekend afternoons are dedicated to chilled out family strolls in the sun.

In addition to all of the above however, Italy’s capital city fulfills another very important need; education. The Italian education system is well regarded both in Europe and the rest of the world. It’s free for all children, no matter what their nationality or residential status.

The catch? Local schools teach through Italian only. If you’re planning on staying in Rome long-term and your child hasn’t yet started school, this may not be an issue for you. In fact, it may be an advantage - your child will pick up the language very quickly if immersed in it from a young age.

If your expat adventure in Rome is only for a few years, or if your child is older, then an international school may be a more suitable option for your family.

There are plenty of international schools to choose from in Rome, particularly in Vigna Clara and Cassia Flamina. Both neighbourhoods have plenty of green spaces and are considered among the wealthier areas of the capital.

However, there’s a drawback. Neither places have good public transport links to Rome’s city centre.

Some international schools in Rome offer tuition for elementary students only, while some include secondary students up to age 18 too.

It’s quite common for international schools to run kindergarten for pre-school kids and even day care facilities for children from age 2 - all in the one building complex. If you have a big family with children of different ages, this can make things much easier.

The most common curricula available are American, British and IB. There are a select few foregin language schools who offer French and German curricula, too. All schools encourage a positive and creative learning environment. Children are encouraged to get involved in extra-curricular activities. It’s just about the grades!

The application process for Rome’s international schools can be long-winded. The biggest mistake you could make is not getting started before you move - don’t underestimate Italian bureaucracy!

Like many other cities in Europe, international schools in Rome offer additional languages other than the language of instruction. Italian is of course offered across the board, but some schools have a wider choice.

Native English teachers are in most international schools, although not every single one. However, with such a high standard of English spoken throughout Europe, this may not be as big of an issue as it would in other parts of the world.

Below, we have compiled the top 10 international schools in Rome according to our users. However, there are another 13 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Rome based on your requirements.

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Marymount International School Rome

Marymount International School Rome is a private, Catholic, co-educational day school enrolling students from Early Childhood-Grade 12. It offers an English-language international curriculum, U.S. Diploma, the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and AP courses.
Curriculum
IB, American, Catholic
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €12,200
to: €24,200
Reviews
(5 reviews)

American Overseas School of Rome

AOSR offers the best of an American-International education to Pre-K to Grade 12 students in a supportive learning environment. AOSR offers an extensive International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Advanced Placement Program to high school students.
Curriculum
IB, American, International, AP
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €10,800
to: €25,700
Reviews
(15 reviews)

Best 10 International Schools in Rome

Out of a total of 23 International Schools in Rome.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Core International School

Core International School in Rome was founded in 1983 and is staffed by qualified, experienced British teachers.
The school began in a small way and although it has grown over the last thirty years it has been able to maintain the original familiar atmosphere where children of many nationalities, cultures and religious backgrounds, learn to live and work together in harmony.
The school policy is to keep classes small, about 16 children in each class, so that each child receives individual attention and is encouraged to reach his or her full potential.
All lessons are conducted in English and emphasis is placed on children acquiring a sound understanding of the three basic skills, whilst learning in a creative environment.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 11
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €8,950
to: €10,950

Marymount International School Rome

Marymount International School Rome is a private, Catholic, co-educational day school enrolling students from Early Childhood-Grade 12. It offers an English-language international curriculum, U.S. Diploma, the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and AP courses.
Curriculum
IB, American, Catholic
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €12,200
to: €24,200
Reviews
(5 reviews)

The New School Rome

The New School Rome is extraordinary. A nurturing, intensely friendly and intimate place to learn backed with outstanding academic rigour. It is unlike any other school you will have experienced.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €10,800
to: €19,550

St George's British International School

St George's is the original and largest British International School in Rome. A truly global community, home to pupils from over 90 different countries. Ranked among the top 10 international schools in continental Europe. A caring and loving environment where each pupil is recognised and celebrated.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €11,400
to: €22,100
Reviews
(1 review)

Saint Francis International 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
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 14
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: €7,050
to: €9,050

American Overseas School of Rome

AOSR offers the best of an American-International education to Pre-K to Grade 12 students in a supportive learning environment. AOSR offers an extensive International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Advanced Placement Program to high school students.
Curriculum
IB, American, International, AP
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €10,800
to: €25,700
Reviews
(15 reviews)

Ambrit International School

Ambrit Rome provides an international education for students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The school’s programmes of study and activities foster the cognitive, aesthetic, physical, social and emotional growth of the whole child, helping each child to reach his or her greatest potential in a stimulating and caring environment. Children are encouraged to develop a sense of identity, self-esteem and independence.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 14
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €10,812
to: €20,355
Reviews
(1 review)

Castelli International 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 Year 1 through 9.
Curriculum
British, Italian
Languages of instruction
English, Italian
Ages
5 to 14
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €7,500
to: €11,300
Reviews
(11 reviews)

German School Rome

With its successful history of more than 170 years, the German School of Rome is one of the oldest German schools in the world. It is a private school recognized by Germany, Austria and Italy. With their diploma, our students can go to study in any country worldwide.
As an international school, the DS Rom offers its students a diverse educational program that encourages self-responsibility and prepares them for a life in an international context. The DS Rom embraces a long tradition of intercultural understanding and welcomes students from all over the world into its community, providing an inclusive environment for families arriving from other countries.
The school includes a nursery, a kindergarten, a primary school and a secondary school.
In all classes, German, Italian, Austrian children learn together with children from many other nations;
due to the different nationalities and backgrounds of the students, the international environment provides a stimulating context.
Curriculum
German
Languages of instruction
German, Italian
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: €5,863
to: €5,863

Acorn House International

WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY CHILD HAS A RIGHT TO THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE
Acorn House believes that every child has a right to the best education possible. We aim to develop both intellect and character within a stimulating and challenging dual curriculum, nurturing the development of conscientious and responsible global citizens, as well as life-long learners.
Curriculum
British, Italian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 14
This school does not make their fees public.

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