Register Now for The New Clown Therapy Course at St. Stephen's

CLOWN THERAPY COURSE - 2018-2019 at St. Stephen’s School


Interested in participating in a Clown Therapy Course?

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Starting in the Fall of 2018, St. Stephen’s students can take part in a very unique experience as part of their Service Learning or IB CAS experience; they can learn the skills needed to become a “Volontario del sorriso”.


This is a very unique course offered only at St. Stephen’s in which students will meet once a week from October 2018 through April 2019 and learn from local clown doctors from Gemelli Hospital and La Casa di Andrea how important it is to work with children who are suffering from life threatening diseases. The skills students will learn can be applied directly to their volunteer work at La Casa di Andrea.


There are 15 places available and lessons will take place on Wednesdays in the Cultural Center from 4pm to 5pm. If you are interested in signing up for this course, please send an email (parents) to organizer Ms. Jacquet at before September the 14.


Please note: As the clown therapists who teach the course are volunteers, students who register for the course may off a donation to the Casa Di Andrea of 160 Euros for the year for 20 lessons.

The following is a short explanation of the experience from 10th grade club member Maria Gabriella C.


“Clown therapy has been a really special activity. It helped me to understand how difficult it is to imagine what these children have to face on a daily basis. It has been a stress releasing activity and it helped me to forget about any insignificant problems in my life. Clown therapy made me discover how beautiful it is to see the world with different eyes and to develop respect towards each other. I

discovered that I live better without judging anything. I understood, thanks to some exercises, how to travel with my mind, using only my imagination. In the course, we always play with emotions, we open up to other people, and it's reassuring to know that we are not alone, that there's always someone out there to help and to make us feel better. Clown therapy has been an amazing experience because it teaches us how to live a life full of joy and unity and how to apply those feelings in order to help others.”


For more information about the methodology, click here.

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The Graduation 2018 Trailer is Now Online!

The Wait is Over!
Please click here
to download the two-minute trailer from Graduation 2018.
We know it's just a teaser, but the full video
of the hour-long ceremony will be available next week,
so please check your email.
Once again, congratulations to the graduating class of 2018!
As each student prepares to embark on the next phase
of his or her journey of lifelong learning,
we hope they'll come back to visit and share their stories of new adventures and experiences.
Back to you with more next week!


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Before You Take Off for Summer Vacation, Take a Copy of the Cortile Magazine with You!

The Spring/Summer 2018 issue of The Cortile is available online.  You may access your copy by clicking here.  


Our Head's Corner provides information about what's in store. 

As the 2017-18 school year comes to a close, students, faculty and staff are looking forward to enjoying the carefree days of summer. With IB exams and graduation behind them, eighty St. Stephen’s seniors are contemplating a variety of options, creative endeavors, stimulating challenges, and all that awaits them at university. But before new beginnings and summer holidays, there’s one more thing we hope you’ll do: read the latest issue of The Cortile magazine! 

Our idea for this edition started off with wanting to promote the exceptional writing, design and artistic talent within our current students and parents, as well as our alumni and former parents. As usual, we were delightfully surprised by the extraordinary submissions we received. As a result, there’s so much in store for you in our Spring/Summer issue, starting with a compelling selection from our Creative Writing students, winners of the Scholastic Writing Awards, inspired as always by the Arts Department’s Creative Writing teacher and award-winning author and poet, Moira Egan.

And there's so much more. To continue reading, click here and scroll to page 3.

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