A World-Class Education

in the heart of Rome

Building Futures Since 1964

Welcome to St. Stephen's School, Rome

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 International School Rome 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.

Academic Excellence

Academics at St Stephen's

Encouraging a passion for learning is a priority at St. Stephen’s. Our goal is to promote greater personal and intellectual enrichment by introducing the right educational tools that remain in place throughout a student’s career at the school.

This approach coupled with the international exposure students receive from the diverse, cultural surroundings of Rome, the heart of the Western civilization, enriches them in immeasurable ways.

Boarding at St. Stephen's

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.

Student Life

St. Stephen's Student Publications

The Cortile School Magazine includes contributions from the faculty, students and friends of St. Stephen's - with a combination of hard hitting analysis and information about what's happening around the school. 

The Aventina Student Newspaper is made by the students, for the students - covering international news, school sports, what's happening in Rome and even restaurant reviews. For an insight into the creativity of our student body, The Ink Magazine was created by St. Stephen's pupils to showcase their creative talents.

Alumni at St. Stephen's

Keep in Touch with St. Stephen's

Keep in touch with St. Stephen's Alumni via Stellup.  Download here!

Alumni Contact Information

Meet the St. Stephen's Family.

Mission Statement

We are an English-language international school in the heart of Rome whose small size and stimulating collaborative environment offer students a transformative college preparatory experience anchored by the highest standards of academic excellence.

St. Stephen's, one of the most prestigious International Schools of Rome, is a four-year, independent, non-denominational, boarding and day school that draws on the strengths of both American and European education traditions to give our students a deeper understanding of the world grounded in western culture. Through close mentoring, intellectual inquiry and inspired teaching in a small class setting, we motivate students to reach their fullest potential and take responsibility for their academic achievement, which readies them for the most competitive universities on both sides of the Atlantic and the joys and benefits of lifelong learning. We foster a warm, collaborative environment – enriched by a vibrant boarding program -- so young people gain the confidence to find their true balance and engage fully as caring citizens in a diverse international community. We examine the rich historical layers of Rome as a source for academic inspiration and encourage students to engage its dynamic urban environment.  We strive to provide a holistic preparatory experience that lays the foundation for continued academic achievement and a fulfilling life.

For us, education rightly conceived means: the readiness to channel natural curiosity in a coherent learning process; the ability to speak with clarity and precision, the capacity to profit from the historical and artistic heritage of our civilization and from the cultural environment unique to Rome and Italy, the ability to reason and to describe in mathematical language and to engage in thinking of an exact scientific character, a command of at least two languages, and a commitment to cooperate in a multicultural community.

Founder of SSS - Dr. John O. Patterson

St. Stephen's School Rome

Via Aventina 3, 00153 Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 065750605

Fax: +39 065741941

Email: ststephens@sssrome.it

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