- When was St George’s British International School founded?
- Which curriculum is offered?
- Where is the School located?
- What facilities are available at the School?
- How many pupils are enrolled at St George’s British International School?
- How many nationalities are represented among the student cohort?
- Where do the teachers come from?
- Are school lunches provided?
- Are students required to wear a school uniform?
- Is the School affiliated to any external organisations?
- Which foreign languages are offered at the School?
- When does the school year start and end?
- What are the school day timings?
- Which site (campus) should I apply to?
- What are the tuition fees?
- Do you offer sibling discounts?
- Do you offer scholarships or bursaries?
- Which Year Group will my child join?
- Is there an application fee?
- Are students required to sit entrance tests as part of the admissions process?
- How do I apply?
- How can I obtain help with completing the application form?
- What if I have additional information to provide in support of my child’s application?
- Can I make an appointment to discuss my child’s application?
- How do you prioritise applications?
- Do you have a waiting list?
- When can I expect a decision regarding admission to the School?
- Can I arrange a tour of the School?
- Do you provide transport to and from the school?
- Do you offer after-school activities?
- Do you accommodate students that require learning support?
- Do you offer EAL (English as an Additional Language) support?
- Do you have medical care or first-aiders available on site?
- Can I be involved in the school as a parent?
- How can I keep up to date with news and events taking place at St George’s?
- How can I find out about employment opportunities?
St George’s has two sites. The main site is at La Storta, in the north west of Rome, catering for all year groups, from Red Dragons (ages 3-4) to Year 13 (ages 17-18). In addition, the City Centre site, located near to the Vatican, accommodates pupils from Red Dragons through to Year 6, at which point they usually transfer to the Senior School at La Storta.
The La Storta site benefits from its expansive and spacious grounds, which provide ample opportunities for outdoor and sporting activities. These include upper and lower playing fields, a new AstroTurf pitch, Olympic size running track, outdoor tennis and volleyball courts, indoor sports hall and additional playground facilities. The school contains seven science labs, computer labs, art studios, a Design and Technology workshop housing 3D printing and laser cutting facilities, a refectory, a tuck shop, and well-stocked library. Magnificent views expand from the campus across to the Abruzzo mountains.
The brand new City Centre site opened close to the Vatican in September 2017, replacing the former site at Nomentana. It offers state of the art learning facilities and bright, purpose-fitted classrooms. Pupils benefit from the use of outdoor playing areas, a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, an indoor gymnasium, two football pitches and a 400 seat auditorium. An on-site refectory serves healthy lunches daily. A small library is located within the City Centre site, and all pupils have access to, and can order books from the larger collection housed at the La Storta site.
Yes. All pupils at the La Storta and City Centre campuses dine in the school cafeterias, which provide a range of healthy meals and both Italian and international cuisines. An annual fee is applicable to school lunches.
St George’s pupils wear school uniform from Red Dragons through to the end of Year 11. Students in the Sixth Form (Year 12 and Year 13) do not wear a school uniform but follow a smart dress code. For further information please see the Uniform page.
Yes. St George’s has affiliations with several external bodies, including The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC, member), the International Baccalaureate, The Association of IB World Schools in Italy (AIBWSI, founding member), Council of British Independent Schools (COBIS), European Council of International Schools (ECIS, member), and Council of International Schools (CIS).
No. An application for admission form can be submitted free of charge. Where an offer of admission is made, a non-refundable Registration Fee is required in order to secure the pupil’s place. For further information please visit the Fees page.
Entrance tests are a requirement for all entrants to Year 4 and above, and must be completed prior to the offer of a place. The test is CAT4, and normally takes a maximum of two hours to complete. For families who are not based in Rome, St George’s will arrange for the child to sit the test online at their current school.
Please visit the Apply Now section of the website. It is possible to either download the Application for Admission form in editable PDF format and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete and submit the online application form. In both instances, please provide passport copies for the child and both parents/guardians, as well as the most recent school report.
Any additional supporting documentation can be submitted via email to email@example.com. Please include the name of the child in the subject line. The information provided will be attached to the application form, and where applicable a member of the Admissions team will contact you.
Please refer to our Admissions Policy. St George’s is a non-selective school. International families locating to Rome from overseas are prioritised, as well as those applying from other British curriculum schools. Where space is available, we always endeavour to accommodate as many applicants as we are able to.
The length of time from submission of application to receipt of a decision varies depending on the time of year, the availability of spaces, and the year group to which the application relates. Where all supporting documentation is provided, and where the relevant entry test has been completed, we can normally provide a fast confirmation of the application status.
Yes. The Admissions team are always happy to provide tours of the school to families that have submitted applications for admission. An appointment must be made in advance. Please contact the Admissions team.
Yes. We offer a door to door bus service that covers most areas of the city. Upon accepting an offer to enrol a child at St George’s, families are provided with a transport request form, and are contacted by the school’s Transport and General Services Coordinator to discuss their specific needs. Further information is available on the Transport page.
Yes, a growing range of after school activities is offered, catering for many different interests and talents. A full schedule is published at the beginning of each school year. A late school bus service is available from the La Storta site, departing at 5.00pm, for students who wish to stay behind to participate in after school activities.
Yes. The Parents of St George’s group is active in organising a number of exciting events, fundraisers and other initiatives throughout the year. Please see the Parents of St George’s page for more information.
Families with children registered at St George’s receive regular communication via our Parent Portal, Firefly, and through periodic school newsletters. The St George’s website is a source of news, and the school maintains an active presence on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.