School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Head of school Eric Mayer
Co-ed Age Range 14-19
Number of pupils 295
Day fees per annum € 23,750
Boarding fees per annum € 36,950
Curriculum USA, IBDP, AP, SAT
Language of Instruction English
Average Class Size 13-18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8 St. Stephen's is a coeducational, non-denominational, day and boarding school, enrolling students from age 14-19 in grades 9-12 and for a postgraduate year. Founded in 1964, St. Stephen's provides a demanding classical liberal arts education taking full advantage of its location in the historic centre of Rome. Primary objectives are academic excellence, fellowship and cooperation among students and faculty, and the development of students as independent, responsible, and involved members of the larger world community. The curriculum prepares students for the American high school diploma, including a variety of Advanced Placements subjects, and the International Baccalaureate (IB), which helps students to enter universities worldwide.
The campus of St. Stephen's occupies two and one-half acres in the centre of Rome. Constructed around a central courtyard, the traditional Roman-style building contains 13 classrooms, two art studios, a music room, four science laboratories, a 13,500 volume automated library (including a collection of DVDs, videos, periodicals, and wireless internet access), two desktop computer rooms, a mobile laptop computer lab, a writing centre, a multimedia centre, photography laboratory, dining room, snack bar and student's lounge, laundry room, theatre/auditorium, dormitory rooms, resident faculty apartments, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.
The only international school in Rome to offer a boarding programme, St. Stephen's can accommodate approximately 40 students living in single, double or triple rooms, all with internet and network access. Boarders are housed in the school building, where resident faculty supervisors provide social and academic support around the clock. Meals are served family-style in the dining hall, and boarders have access to a snack bar and lounge equipped with audio-video devices. Rome and its surroundings provide many opportunities for weekend boarding activities such as visits to historical and cultural sites, day trips to nearby beaches and ski areas, and overnight stays in scenic Tuscan or Umbrian hill towns.