Marymount International School Rome is a private, Catholic co-educational day school offering an English-language curriculum for students in Pre-K through Grade 12, a U.S. High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Founded in 1946 as one of a worldwide system of schools directed by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. Like the other Marymount International Schools in London and Paris, Marymount Rome has pledged itself to the goal of providing an education based on Christian values as well as the respect for and inclusion of people of all faiths. Today a strong academic spirit flourishes at Marymount enhanced by modern facilities, a dedicated faculty and a beautiful 40-acre campus.
The school is divided into the Early Childhood and Elementary School (EC through Grade 5) and the Secondary School, comprised of the Middle School (Grade 6 through Grade 8) and High School (Grade 9 through Grade 12). Located in the exclusive residential area of Vigna Clara, only 8 km (5 mi) north and within easy reach of Rome’s city center. The campus resides on 40 acres of protected parkland and features five buildings including the original Villa Lauchli. Facilities include fully-equipped classrooms, four science and two computer laboratories, three spacious libraries with multi-media centers, three art and two music studios, an auditorium, two playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, Early Childhood Center and dining room, a cafeteria and a chapel. There are state-of -the-art computers and high-speed Internet connections in the classrooms.
THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES
The Program of Studies is based on the American system of education and the International Baccalaureate program. Classes are small. The school participates in the American testing program, the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and College Board Entrance Examinations including the SAT and ACT. Students in the Elementary School study Italian. French and Spanish are also offered in the Secondary School. Student support services include two learning specialists, ESL teachers, a college counselor, school counselor/psychologist and specialists in the subjects of computers, art, music, physical education and languages.
A full range of varsity sports are offered in high school with participation in competitions in the DoDD’s league throughout Italy and Europe. Extra-curricular offerings include drama, photography, Student Council, National Honor Society, campus ministries and community service, Model United Nations, newspaper, and discovery trips. Elementary and middle school students can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor activities in the after-school hours and compete in sports tournaments. Private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, flute and cello are offered. Extensive bus service and quality lunch options are available. The school organizes regular field trips in Rome, around Italy and abroad and welcomes parent participation through the very supportive Parents’ Organization.
Marymount is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the European Council of International Schools. The school is approved to offer the American High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (since 1985).