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

Employment Opportunities at St. Stephen's

Business Manager
Part-Time IB/AP Art History Teacher; Alumni Relations Coordinator; Contabile Junior;                                                                            Part-Time Nurse
Click here to read more about each position and 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 Summer Programs

2014 Summer Programs Brochure
NEW REDUCED RATES! The St. Stephen's School 2015 Summer Programs are now open for enrollment!
Spend your summer in Rome! Choose from one of our stimulating summer sessions that offer students opportunities to explore the Eternal City: Generations at St. Stephen's (June 14-27), the Arts & Humanities Summer Program (June 28 - July 11), and The American Institute for Roman Culture-St. Stepehn's Pre-College Program (July 19-Aug 8).
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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. Click here to see our catalogue. Schedule a visit to see our campus in the historic center of Rome to talk to students and faculty. Contact the Admissions Coordinator at for more information.
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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.
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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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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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Latest News

The Faculty and Staff of St Stephen's Wish You a Great Spring Break!

Faculty and students are heading out on Spring Break. School is back in session on Monday, April 13th.

01 April 2015

Morgan DeSanctis
Morgan DeSanctis

A Surprise Visit from AS Roma Goalkeeper Morgan DeSanctis!

Yes, you read that correctly. AS Roma Goalkeeper Morgan DeSanctis paid students a surprise visit at Morning Assembly on Monday, March 30th.

30 March 2015


Public Transportation Strike Monday

Please be advised that there will be a public transportation strike tomorrow morning from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Students should make plans to leave their homes in time to arrive for the start of school.

29 March 2015

cortile spring 2015
cortile spring 2015

You Are What You Eat!

The spring issue of The Cortile is online and is devoted entirely to food and nutrition. With articles from Food and Gardens consultant Juli Stelmaszyk, St Stephen’s parent Nancy Leszczynski and the head chef at the American Academy of Rome, Chris Behr who oversees the Rome Sustainable Food Project, we take a look at how the school is approaching food this year.

29 March 2015