A boarding program nestled within an international day school...
St. Stephen’s is the only co-educational, international boarding program in the centre of Rome with facilities for grades 9 through 12. Fully integrated with our day school, boarding offers a stimulating and culturally diverse environment that cultivates respect, trust, and self-reliance, along with the pursuit of academic excellence.
Boarding Transforms Students Through Its Intensity, Intimacy, and Integrity
With just forty boarders, our vibrant, close-knit community is based on the core principle of family living where each student benefits from tailored, individualized attention. The student-boarding faculty ratio of 4:1 supports students as they come into their own both academically and personally. The sum of these essential elements makes the boarding experience not only fun but transformative.
The diversity of both the student body and the faculty supports a sense of global citizenship
Boarders interested in experiencing Italy’s greatest national passion will flock to soccer games at the Stadio Olimpico. Film enthusiasts can take in movies English and Italian. Drama lovers can visit Rome’s many theatres to see works in various languages. The growing gallery scene and two contemporary art museums (MAXII and Macro) have recently put Rome on the map as a place to see contemporary art.
Regular events for all boarders include a BBQ on the terrace, an evening of games in the dining hall, brownie-baking in a faculty kitchen, soccer on the school’s grounds, or movie night in the lounge.
Students create a sense of home as part of their passage into adulthood
Students are encouraged to take responsibility not only for themselves but for each other. Each year, prefects develop and implement a program of activities for new students, and provide support to all members of the community, across all domains – from the academic to the practical, to the personal.
Rome’s Cultural Wonders Are Everywhere
In addition to their forays throughout the city for regular field trips with their classes, boarders explore this city of infinite layers in small groups. They visit archaeological ruins, catacombs, the omnipresent fountains, and the richly varied museums. Often these excursions are led by faculty or student experts in the field.
Interested in finding out more about our Boarding Program? Contact our Boarding Admissions Recruiter Jennifer Walbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.