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 our next OPEN DAY (by appointment only) on  Friday, January 9, 2015 to talk to students and faculty. Contact the Admissions Coordinator at alex.perniciaro@sssrome.it 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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St. Stephen's Summer Programs

2014 Summer Programs Brochure
The St. Stephen's School 2015 Arts & Humanities summer program is now open for enrollment!
Encouraging a harmonious balance of intellect and creativity, the Arts & Humanities Summer Program at St. Stephen's School offers students the opportunity to explore both academically and artistically in a program tailored to their individual interests and talents. Students in this program are enrolled in one core course, a language class (either Italian or Latin), and one or more elective courses. The two-week Arts & Humanities program will run from June 28 - July 11.
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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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Employment Opportunities at St. Stephen's

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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 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

A St Stephen's Boarding Moment...

Boarding students gathered over the weekend for a fabulous boarding dinner. Boarding rocks!

19 November 2014

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Epidemiologist Jim Zingeser Talks about the Ebola Epidemic in Morning Assembly

On Monday, November 17th, the topic of Morning Assembly was Ebola. As the outbreak deaths pass 5,000, Jim Zingeser, the first U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) liaison officer to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), joined us for a very timely discussion about the epidemic and the international response to it. 

16 November 2014

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Talking Tech @ SSS

Last week, Head of School Eric Mayer headed off to Enlabs with Duncan Pringle, Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning and Elizabeth DiCataldo, Librarian and Director for Educational Technology to meet with the Head of Enlabs at Termini Station. 

15 November 2014

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U.S. Ambassador to Italy John Phillips at Morning Assembly

Students got to speak with and ask questions of the U.S. Ambassador to Italy, John R. Phillips at morning assembly today.

10 November 2014

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