Summer Programs at St. Stephen's International High School

Basic Information

Address: St. Stephen's School via Aventina, 3 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06.575.0605
Director: Dr. Crispin Corrado
Duration: 2 weeks/3 weeks

Action Shots

Summer Programs at St. Stephen's International High School
Summer Programs at St. Stephen's International High School

* Click each thumbnail for a larger version.

Additional Information

School Information:

St. Stephen's School is an English-speaking international high school set in the heart of Rome, Italy.

Financial Aid:


School Setting:

Location of St. Stephen's School
Situated on two acres in an idyllic setting on the 'little' Aventine hill, St. Stephen's is centrally located in the middle of historic Rome. Adjacent to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and steps from the ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium, Circus Maximus, the school is well connected to all parts of the city through nearby bus and tram lines, as well as by a subway at the Circo Massimo stop. The train station, Ostiense, just a few blocks away, provides transportation to Rome Fiumicino airport.

With the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and dozens of museums within a ten-minute walk from the school, students and faculty benefit from some of the city's greatest historical and cultural offerings.

Summer program students enjoy comfort and a sense of community living in the school's residence hall. The dormitory portion of the school is located on the upper floors of the main villa, and consists of double and triple student rooms. Shared bathrooms with showers are located in the main hallways, and are segregated by gender.

Meals are taken in the school's newly renovated cafeteria. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided, and the menu is typical Roman or Italian fare. Specialty and vegetarian meals are available upon request.

In addition, the school's cafe' is open for business every day from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and offers hot and cold drinks as well as a wide variety of snacks. St. Stephens School Rome, offering international student summer programs, summer programs in Rome.

Program Information: Welcome to the Summer School at St Stephen’s School in Rome! Every summer students from around the world come together to take advantage of the unique mix of high academic standards and unique site of this historic school in Rome in order to explore their own talents and curiosities, and the marvelous city itself. The St Stephen’s Summer School offers boarding opportunities to students from around the world, day school for students in the greater Rome area, and a special opportunity for families to study together with their children, living in Rome, for a summer experience that the whole family can share. The programs are built around the history of Rome and the arts, and are open to all high school students as well as rising 9th graders.

Testimonials "St. Stephen's School offers student a unique educational experience. The students are highly motivated and fully engaged in their educational experience. The academic program is rigorous and highly interactive. The school environment is warm and open. There is an ethic of tolerance among all members of the school community. There is also a tremendous sense of school spirit. The Team witnessed this spirit during the welcome reception, the chapel meetings and through a dramatic production. Members of the school community are very loyal with many graduates return to work at the school." Council of International Schools/New England Association of Schools and Colleges re-accreditation report, 2004.


St. Stephen's School offers two separate summer programs in Italy.

The Arts & Humanities Program is taught by the distinguished faculty of St. Stephen's school, along with exceptional local teachers.

The Brown University-St. Stephen's School Pre-College Summer Program in Rome is open to students over the age of 16. Students in this program are taught by a combination of instructors from both Brown University Summer Program and St. Stephen's School.

Students in both srudy abroad programs enroll in a language course (Italian or Latin), a core course (focusing on ancient Rome or Renaissance Art), and an elective course (such as Digital Photography, Italian Cooking, Drawing Rome, Music, Creative Writing, and many others!).

There are breaks between classes, and a study hall period in the afternoons. The school's library and computer labs are open and available to students throughout the day.

Students room alongside resident assistants who schedule afternoon sports activities and visits to cultural events around Rome in the evenings. Gelato-runs are a daily occurrence. Weekends include visits to exciting locations around Italy, such as Pompeii, Sorrento, Siena, and Florence.