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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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

Community School of Naples. Fla.
Community School of Naples, Fla.

Welcome Community School of Naples, Fla!

Fifteen students will join us this week from the Community School of Naples, Florida as part of a new exchange program between St Stephen's and CSN.

21 September 2014

Back to School Night-Tues.23/9
Back to School Night-Tues.23/9

Back to School Night - Tuesday, Sept. 23rd

Spend the evening with us! Meet your child’s teachers, talk with Head of School Eric Mayer and Assistant Head for Academic Affairs Debbie Dostert about the St. Stephen’s academic program next Tuesday, September 23rd at 5:450pm.

19 September 2014


Community Wellness Day is Next Wednesday!

Every year, we require that all students attend our Community Wellness Day. The morning is spent doing FCD workshops, which is followed by sessions on "mindfulness", college counseling and library research.

19 September 2014

Students at Piazza Barberini
Students at Piazza Barberini

The SSS Treasure Hunt 2014 -- A Huge Success!

Thanks to our Head of School Eric Mayer who insisted on reviving this age-old school tradition and to our Dean of Students Viktorija Podagelyte, students enjoyed this group exercise in team-building, discovery and problem-solving. Each team will be required to submit a report with supporting evidence on how they unraveled their set of clues. Stay tuned for more news from Treasure Hunt 2014 and find out which group solved the most clues...

16 September 2014