St. Stephen's School Rome A sense of <em>fellowship</em> and <em>cooperation</em>Building <em>futures</em> since 1964Benefitting from the Historical <em>Heritage</em> in RomeCultivating the <em>Highest</em> and <em>Best</em> in Each StudentDay and Boarding in an <em>International</em> SettingA <em>Unique</em> Faculty/Student RapportPreparation for <em>University Entrance</em> worldwideA <em>Family</em> Atmosphere<em>Experienced</em> Teaching FacultyLearning from Rome’s <em>Artistic Environment</em><em>Creativity</em> in the Performing ArtsParticipation and <em>Healthy Competition</em> in SportsNurturing the <em>Diverse</em> Interest of Each Student

Welcome to St.Stephen's

St. Stephen's School is a non-denominational, co-educational, international 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 and liberal arts college-preparatory curriculum. We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in grades 11 and 12, as well as the American High School Diploma and a selection of Advanced Placement examinations.

St. Stephen's School Rome building futures since 1964

Co-educational Boarding at St. Stephen's

In a close-knit family atmosphere, St. Stephen's offers a safe, structured, enriching and productive environment...

... for an internationally diverse group of 40 boarders seeking an English language high school education in an intellectually stimulating and culturally vibrant setting. Eight resident faculty provide personal and academic support, as well as a variety of opportunities to explore and experience the wonders of Rome, Italy and Europe. Please take a look!

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For Applicants

Join the students from the U.S., Italy and the forty different countries that make up the  community at St. Stephen's.
Learn more about us. Schedule a visit to see our campus in the historic center of Rome or come to one of our OPEN DAYS (by appointment only) on Friday, October 24, Friday, December 5 or Friday, January 9, 2015 to talk to students and faculty.
Contact the Admissions Coordinator at for more information.
How to Apply

The IB at St. Stephen's

In January 2015, St Stephen’s celebrates forty years of the IB!
In 1975, St Stephen’s became the first school in Italy to offer the International Baccalaureate program and this past May celebrated the best IB scores in the School’s history with three students earning perfect scores of 45 points. On average, St Stephen’s students have graduated with a 99% pass rate (the IB world average is 81%) and have matriculated to colleges and universities throughout the world.  Click here to learn more about the IB at St. Stephen’s and here if you are interested in our stats.
The IB Program

Employment Opportunities at St. Stephen's

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Please follow the link below to submit an application for employment.
Situated in the historic center of Italy’s capital, St. Stephen’s is a co-educational, non-denominational, secondary day and boarding school and the only international school in Rome with a boarding program. 
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St. Stephen's 50th Anniversary

St. Stephen's turned fifty in June 2014!  Click here to have a look at photos from our three-day celebration.
If you are interested in learning more about the history of the school, please send us an email to purchase a copy of the 50th Anniversary book.
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Support St. Stephen's

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St. Stephen’s School is devoted to helping young people reach their highest potential…
Through your support, we can ensure that today’s students have the resources and opportunities they need to grow into creative, capable and courageous young men and women, and that the same high quality St. Stephen’s experience remains available for generations to come.
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Latest News

Fall Trips Are Underway Throughout Italy

Students walked in the footsteps of St Francis through Umbria...

18 October 2014

FAO Hunger Run - Oct. 19th
FAO Hunger Run - Oct. 19th

Sign Up for the FAO Hunger Run on Sunday, October 19th!

St Stephen's and IB schools across Rome have been invited to participate in the FAO Hunger Run on Sunday, October 19th at 10.00am. A FAO representative will be here on  Monday,  October 6th to tell us more. Click here to download the registration form and email it to Ben Ostrow at Donation fee: 10 euros, which you may pay on Sunday at the meeting point.*

13 October 2014

Cortile - Fall 2014
Cortile - Fall 2014

The Fall Issue of the Cortile is Now Online!

Enjoy the fall issue of the Cortile Magazine.  Our special edition is devoted to the splendors of the Eternal City.  As the only English-language high school in the historic center of Rome, students and faculty benefit from our proximity to all that Rome has to offer. Click to read and download our latest issue        In the Heart of Rome.

12 October 2014

St. Stephen's 50th Anniversary Book
St. Stephen's 50th Anniversary Book

St. Stephen's has a NEW ONLINE STORE!

Get your 50th Anniversary merchandise!  Couldn''t carry everything home? Order online from the online store! Be sure to check out the 50th History Book.  Click here to see all our products!

07 October 2014