Location, location, location! St. Stephen’s location in the heart of Rome is one of its greatest assets – a precious gift, which for more than 50 years, has enriched the school’s cultural life and enshrined an academic program, which is unique in the world. Roman Topography, Latin, History and Art History courses have always thrived on our privileged location, with regular field trips that no other school in the world can offer. Naturally, our Classics program has benefited immensely from this, but this year we have increased our offerings even further, both within the curriculum and beyond to share this gift with a broader community.
The Lyceum at St. Stephen’s
Classical Greek is once again being offered in the curriculum, as well as a brand new SL IB course in Classical Greek & Roman Studies. More day and weekend field trips have been incorporated to deepen the classroom studies. Latin poets are studied in situ, at the Villa Vergiliana (Cumae), Horace’s Villa (Licenza), Sulmona (birthplace of Ovid). The Roman architecture unit of the new CGRS course has been enriched by an intensive study weekend at Pompeii, a full day (or more) at Ostia, and regular field trips within Rome.