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 (FULL), 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

PA Workshop: Who Am I? Self Image & What the Popular Culture Tells Me

Please join the PA in the Auditorium this evening for an intersting workshop on self image. Tonight from 7p-9p. Deanna Mayer, wife of Head of School, Eric Mayer, will be facilitating the evening.

29 October 2014

IBAEM conference
IBAEM conference

St Stephen's Students Give Dynamic Presentations at Regional IB Conference!

Six faculty members and five students from St. Stephen’s joined over 1300 delegates at the annual IB Regional Conference in Rome earlier this month. Participants this year explored topics around the conference’s theme: “Ways of Knowing”.

24 October 2014

Drumming for Gorée
Drumming for Gorée

Drumming for Gorée at the Cultural Center

Please join us on Tuesday, October 28th from 5-8pm at the St Stephen's Cultural Center for Drumming for Gorée. A CAS (Community Action Service) project, Drumming for Gorée aims to raise funds for the elementary school ‘École Primaire Angrand’, on the island of Gorée , off the coast of Senegal.

23 October 2014

Joy Garrison
Joy Garrison

Gospel Master Classes with Joy Garrison on Wednesdays in the Auditorium

Are you interested in enhancing your singing voice? Do you like gospel music? If the answer is yes, why not sign up for a Master Class with world renowned Jazz and Gospel vocalist Joy Garrison?  The Gospel Master Class is sponsored by the St Stephen's Cultural Center and begins next Wednesday, October 8th.

21 October 2014