St George's British International School, Rome
Via Cassia, km 16, La Storta, 00123 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3086001
|Date Appointed||January 2019|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years|
|Number of pupils||925|
|Curriculum||UK, IBDP, IGCSE, GCSE|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Average Class Size||18|
|Associations||HMC,ECIS, CIS,COBIS,IB, RISA, ISC|
St George's British International School is a not-for-profit school, founded in 1958 to serve Rome's international community. Today St George's has grown to be one of the leading international schools of its kind in continental Europe, and educates more than 900 pupils representing nearly 100 different nationalities.
Offering an enhanced version of the UK National Curriculum through to Key Stage 4 (IGCSE), all pupils follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in their final two years of study. Teachers are almost exclusively UK-trained and mother-tongue English speakers.
Emphasis is on academic excellence, with recent graduating cohorts averaging a score of 37 points in the IB Diploma and securing admission to leading universities including Cambridge, Harvard, Imperial, Yale, UCL, London School of Economics and Princeton. The main campus, housing a Junior and a Senior School, is a spacious 14-acre site in the north of the city with extensive facilities: 7 fully-equipped science laboratories, specialist music, art and design technology rooms, and multiple sports amenities (including two multi-purpose Astro-turf pitches, an Olympic-size running track, rugby, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts).
St George's has a second Junior School campus in the centre of Rome, in close proximity to the Vatican. Purpose-fitted facilities include modern and bright classrooms, while the children enjoy the use of a 25m swimming pool, auditorium and gymnasium.
St George's provides extensive specialist support for pupils with additional educational needs, and the core curriculum is supplemented by a wide-range of trips organised both in Italy and beyond. New pupils can join St George's year-round, subject to availability, and early application is recommended.