St. Stephen's Has a New Summer Program!


The 2019 Italian Immersion Arts & Humanities Program dates:

June 16 - June 29, 2019

Fee: 2.800 Euro

Open to students ages 13 to 17, the two-week Arts & Humanities Italian summer program offers courses taught by the distinguished faculty of St. Stephen's School, along with exceptional local teachers.
Mornings and afternoons are packed with visits to Rome’s main archaeological sites, monuments, churches, and museums- examining the context of each in terms of Roman society, religion, history, and urban development.
Students will venture out in the cooler morning hours to explore an area in Rome of particular artistic and historical interest. Returning for lunch on campus and a short rest, afternoons will then be dedicated to their chosen elective class, followed by Italian Conversation. There will be free time in the late afternoon for a supervised study hall, sports or relaxing before dinner and evening activities
Summer 2019 core courses feature Renaissance/Baroque Art History and Ancient Roman Topography (a St. Stephen's School signature course). Both courses are conducted in the historical center of Rome.
Elective courses include Creative Writing, Latin, and Drawing & Sketching Rome. 
This session also includes evening and weekend Cultural Programs. Events are held on-site around the city of Rome, outings to important landmarks in the city opened for special evening visits, and excursions to different neighborhood and ice cream shops (gelaterie) in Rome. There will also be a day trip to Pompeii and Sorrento during the weekend of June 21-22.
Please send an email to to learn more and to sign up.
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St.Stephen's Welcomes New Faculty and Staff to the 2018-19 School Year

This academic year, St. Stephen's is pleased to announce four new members of faculty and staff.


Joining the faculty are:

Chris Byck, who will be teaching IB Economics and Theory of Knowledge this year. Chris hails from the US East Coast and has worked in Venezuela, Jordan, and Vietnam. With a BA in Politics & Philosophy and a Masters of Education, Chris is also a Doctor of Jurisprudence and has worked in the office of a Congressman -- and he has interviewed both Gerald Ford and Buzz Aldrin!



Lucas Mennella, who will work in the College Counselling Office and teach two sections of IB History. He holds a BA in History and a European Masters in Intercultural Education. Lucas is no newcomer to Rome or Italy, having spent the last year working at Rome International School and one year in Bologna in 2006. He has also lived and worked in France, Germany and, most recently, Japan. He speaks fluent French, German and Italian. He is an examiner for IB History and the Extended Essay.


New staff additions include:

Monica Barden, who joins us in the Admissions Office as a day and boarding student recruiter. She hails most recently from Ambrit International School, where she was Head of Student Services, and, earlier, the Primary Principal. Monica held a number of positions during her 11 years at the Mabin School in Toronto, including Assistant Head of School and Director of Admissions. Monica has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Child Study and Education. Monica is the mother of Michael Simunec, a rising junior.



Natalie Edwards, who joins us in her role as an RA and Dean’s Office assistant. A 2018 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, she double majored in Art History & Archaeology and Economics. Natalie is familiar with our program, attending St. Stephen’s as a boarder in 11th grade, and later returning to Bologna for a semester abroad during university. Natalie is fluent in Italian.

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Summer Programs at St. Stephen's

As the regular school year draws to a close we look ahead once again to an exciting array of summer programs hosted by the school.  Please find below program dates and details:



  1. Poynter Institute'sGlobal Fact 5 conferenceJune 20 - June 22.  It is a privilege to host this prestigious event.  Please click on this link to learn more about the organization and its practices:


Lectures and seminars will take place during the day from approximately 9 am until 2 pm. Please know that upwards of 200 journalists from around the world will participate.


  1. University of California at Davis (UC Davis), June 19th - July 16th.


UC Davis students range in age from 18-22.  While their academic program focuses on "Rome as the classroom," their more general goal is to enjoy three weeks of Italo-Romano cultural immersion.

  1. The Paideia Institute's Living Latin in Rome, July 1st - July 19th.  


This is a very intensive Latin study course designed for high school students.  All classes and social events are conducted in Latin. The program of study culminates with an evening of student performances.  Last summer's performances consisted of myths selected from Ovid's Metamorphoses.


 It's a very enjoyable way to spend part of a summer evening.


  1. Arts and Humanities, July 22nd - August 4th.


This description from our website says it all:


The 2018 Arts & Humanities Program dates: July 22 - August 4, 2018
Our program is open to students 13 - 18 years of age


Summer 2018 core courses feature Renaissance Art, and Ancient Roman Topography (a St. Stephen's School signature course). Both courses are held on-site in the city of Rome, allowing students to visit the significant monuments and sites in person, and to attain an in-depth knowledge of the city for the period in question. Students also enroll in a language course, either Italian or Latin.


The 2018 elective courses will include Creative Writing and 2D/3D Studio Art. Student exhibitions and special performances will be held at the conclusion of the summer school session. A trip to Pompeii and other sites in the south of Italy is also included.


This session also includes an evening Cultural Program with events held on-site around the city of Rome, such as the opera and other musical and theatrical performances where the backdrop is Rome itself, outings to important landmarks in the city opened for special evening visits and excursions to different neighborhood and ice cream shops (gelaterie) in Rome.


To apply to the St Stephen's School Arts & Humanities Program, please click here.


For more information on any of the summer programs at St Stephen's, please contact Leon Maggio at


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