Who we are​

Rome International Schools' Association

The Rome International Schools’ Association (RISA) was founded in 1974 by two international school principals in Rome, who saw the need for intra-school communication and collaboration in the academic and non-academic spheres. In 1974 five international schools set up rules which formulated the association. The first inaugural conference was hosted by the F.A.O. in October of 1974, where 13 schools were represented. Since then, RISA has held intra-school sports, art shows, teacher workshops and conferences.

The schools are of varying sizes and offer different combinations of levels from pre-school through to secondary. The schools all share these common factors:

Independent of any state system

International

Students and faculty drawn from a number of nations

The sole or major language of instruction is English

16 member schools

Independent of any state system

International

Students and faculty drawn from a number of nations

The sole or major language of instruction is English

16 member schools

- Independent of any state system

- International

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Students and faculty drawn from a number of nations

- The sole or major language of instruction is English

- 16 member schools

Directory of Rome International Schools​

Rome International Schools' Association

The RISA Directory is published biennially as a service to families seeking suitable schools for their children in Rome.

The data and descriptions appearing in this Directory are furnished by the schools and endorsement of any particular school is not made by this Association.

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  • Pre-School
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Pre-SchoolElementary

CHILDREN’S CASTLE INTERNATIONAL

Curriculum UK Age range 2-11 yrs Total enrollment 24 A small school with a big heart Children’s Castle is an international school offering high quality …

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THE NEW SCHOOL ROME

Curriculum UK National Curriculum Exams IGCSE/GCSE, AS and A level Age range 3-18 yrs Total enrollment 230 The New Year School Rome is a small …

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Pre-SchoolElementary

KENDALE PRIMARY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Curriculum International Age range 3-11 yrs Total enrollment 100 The warm and happy family environment found at Kendale ensures that no child is ever “lost …

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Pre-SchoolElementaryMiddle

ST. FRANCIS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Curriculum American Exams IB Age range 3-14 yrs Total enrollment 195 St. Francis International School is an independent, co-educational school at the service of the …

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High

ST. STEPHEN’S SCHOOL ROME

Curriculum American Exams IB Age range 13-19 yrs Total enrollment 300 St. Stephen’s School is an independent, non-denominational, and co-educational secondary school. Small by design, …

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ROME INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Curriculum International Exams IB and IGCSE Age range 2-18 yrs Total enrollment 519 Founded in 1988, RIS is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World …

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Pre-SchoolElementaryMiddle

ACORN HOUSE

Curriculum Italian and English Age range 2-14 yrs Total enrollment 250 Acorn House (formerly Casa della Ghianda) has been providing quality education for children since …

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Pre-SchoolElementaryMiddleHigh

AMERICAN OVERSEAS SCHOOL OF ROME

Curriculum US Exams IB, AP, PSAT, SAT, and MAP Age range 3-19 yrs Total enrollment 620 The American Overseas School of Rome is an independent, …

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ElementaryMiddle

CASTELLI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Curriculum Italian and English Exams Cambridge Checkpoint IGCSE ESL Age range 5-14 yrs Total enrollment 130 Founded In 1977, Castelli International provides a challenging, well …

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Pre-SchoolElementary

CORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Curriculum British/International Age range 2-11 yrs Total enrollment 130 Core International School opened its doors in 1983 and is now housed in a beautiful villa …

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Pre-SchoolElementaryMiddleHigh

ST GEORGE’S BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Curriculum British Curriculum Exams IGCSE, I.B. Age range 3-18 yrs Total enrollment 895 St George’s British International School was founded in 1958, in order to …

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Pre-SchoolElementaryMiddleHigh

MARYMOUNT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ROME

Curriculum US Exams IB Age range 2-18 yrs Total enrollment 900 Marymount International School Rome is a private, Catholic co-educational day school offering an English-language …

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Pre-SchoolElementary

LITTLE GENIUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Curriculum British, Italian and ICE methodology® Exams Italian state, Cambridge, British Standards Testing Agency, Pearsons. Age range 2-11 yrs Total enrollment 130 OUR AIM Little …

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AMBRIT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Curriculum International curriculum Exams PYP authorized school and MYP authorized school Age range 3-14 yrs Total enrollment 410 PHILOSOPHY Ambrit International School provides an international …

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