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 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. 


Motivating Students to Achieve their Personal Best

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.


Rome as Our Classroom

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.

Core Values


  • we attend to the needs of others, especially those who are vulnerable and in need
  • we actively build a diverse and inclusive community
  • we work to sustain and improve the environment
  • we honor the needs for our own wellbeing


  • we study passionately
  • we pursue thorough knowledge through innovative approaches
  • we use the past to inform our learning


  • we value originality, improvisation, and invention
  • we encourage diverse forms of personal expression
  • we promote artistic expression for all community members


  • we uphold high standards of academic honesty
  • we help one another find our voice and the courage to act on it
  • we honor the truth, both in word and in deed


  • we prize learner autonomy
  • we allow room to challenge convention
  • we recognize that where there isn’t a path we must make one

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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