Why Choose St George's?
At St George’s, we appreciate the importance of choosing the right school for your children. There are a number of factors which we believe make St George’s British International School a unique and differentiating choice for families seeking an education for their children in Rome, and Italy.
We combine an enhanced UK National Curriculum with the ambitious IB Diploma
Our education is based upon the renowned UK-national curriculum, enhanced to meet the needs of our pupils in the context of our location in the heart of Europe. This culminates with pupils completing GCSE / IGCSE examinations, before progressing into the Sixth Form, where the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is undertaken by all pupils. The IB Diploma combines rigorous academic standards with intellectual breadth to develop young people who are literate, numerate, aware of their world socially and scientifically and able to communicate their experiences in at least two languages. Additional components in research, critical thought and community service complete the education of very well-rounded individuals equipped for life in the 21st century.
We’re Truly International
We are proud to be the most diverse school in Italy and indeed a truly international school. Pupils from 84 countries are currently enrolled at St George’s, hailing from all corners of the globe, creating a special learning environment that nurtures tolerance, respect and understanding. Nowhere is this better showcased than at International Evening, where parents, pupils and staff come together to celebrate our diversity through an evening of wonderful food, activities and a parade of nations.
We are Inclusive
We are a non-selective school. This means that we welcome all pupils, regardless of their academic background, and strive to provide every individual with the opportunity to be supported, and challenged. As the oldest British international school in Rome, we do prioritise admission for international families and those relocating from overseas. Our Additional Educational Needs (AEN) department supports pupils with a varying range of learning support needs, ensuring that they are able to access the curriculum and thrive within the dynamic classroom environment.
Our Academic Results are on par with the leading international schools globally
Our pupils continue to set new benchmarks with their performance. Our (I)GCSE and IB examination results are consistently far ahead of global averages and compare favourably with highly-selective IB schools in the UK. The academic performance of the students facilitates access to many top universities, including Ivy League institutions in the US, Oxbridge, and the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities committed to research of global impact and outstanding teaching.
There’s an activity for every Child
We believe that a rich education must extend beyond the classroom, and should provide opportunities for pupils to flourish, develop their talents and explore new interests. Our extra-curricular programme is comprehensive, extending from individual and team sports, through to music, drama, art and design. Pupils are encouraged to create and play an active role in student-societies, ranging from Planet Protectors and Waste Warriors in the Junior School to Debating and Model United Nations in the Senior School.
Location and Facilities
With two Junior School locations and an extensive school bus network, our sites are easily reached from all across Rome. Our City Centre site provides ultra-modern and highly equipped learning spaces, while greatest benefit of our La Storta site, where the Senior School is based, is space – we offer the largest international school campus in Rome with 14 acres of land, suitable for all forms of outdoor activities. Learn more about our facilities.
Commitment to Sustainability
We believe that as part of our mission to educate global citizens, each pupil must embrace sustainable practices and should appreciate the value of protecting the environment for future generations. Initiatives such as Switch Off Week, Waste Warriors and the elimination of plastic cups and bottles across the school are just the start of our long-term drive to reduce our carbon footprint, not only as individuals but as a whole school community.
The best thing about St George’s is the pupils themselves. Mature, respectful, creative and fiercely passionate, we strive to ensure that every pupil values their time with us, and leaves us ready to enter the world as caring, ambitious and open-minded individuals.