"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." – Aristotle

In the development of a student’s analytical and visual expression, Arts courses at St. Stephen’s equip the student with an adaptable set of skills that are essential to understanding the modern world. The student is encouraged to see art as a vital and persistent aspect of everyday life, a window on human thought and emotion, a bridge between the past and the present.


With Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary Rome omnipresent, St. Stephen’s Arts classes stimulate and nurture the student’s creative sense. Placing contemporary artistic trends in a long-term historical, social and aesthetic perspective comes naturally to students whose daily experience, though constantly connected to the present day world of computers and the internet, nevertheless contains persistent visible reminders of more than 2000 years of artistic accomplishment – of the attention humanity has paid to form and detail in its eternal quest to express the contemporary spirit.



Arts at St. Stephen's:

  • develop each student's familiarity with and confidence in his or her own artistic ability;
  • foster the student's acquisition of the fundamental skills and experience necessary for artistic expression;
  • stimulate the student to think “outside the box” while combining technique and control with a personal voice or vision;
  • encourage the student's appreciation of both the pursuit of perfection and of the personal patience and perseverance such a goal requires.


St. Stephen's School Rome

Via Aventina 3, 00153 Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 065750605

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Email: ststephens@sssrome.it

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