St George's British International School, Rome
Via Cassia, km 16, La Storta, 00123 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3086001
|Date Appointed||May 2008|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18|
|Number of pupils||870|
|Average Class Size||20|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Helen Andrew|
|Associations||HMC,ECIS, CIS,COBIS,IB, RISA, ISC|
St George's British International School is one of Europe's leading British curriculum schools. Founded in 1958, the school's main campus is a spacious, 14-acre site in the north of Rome with extensive facilities: 7 fully-equipped science laboratories, two information technology classrooms, specialist teaching rooms for music, art and design technology, and a wide variety of sports amenities (including two multi-purpose 4G astroturf pitches, tartan running track, cross-country trail, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts).
The School offers an enhanced UK National Curriculum, which culminates with all sixth-formers sitting the IB diploma in their final year. Teaching staff are highly qualified - the majority are UK trained and mother-tongue English speakers - and there is a specialist counsellor on hand to advise on university application and entrance. Emphasis is on academic excellence and results are impressive: in 2016, the average IB diploma score was 35.1 (with 41% of the cohort achieving 38 points or more) and the A/A* rate at (I)GCSE was 59%. On leaving, students gain places at some of the world’s leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, Durham, Berkeley and the Bocconi.
Over 70 nationalities are represented in the school’s student population, the vast majority of whom speak English as their first language. Average class size is 18 below sixth-form and 12 for IB classes, and students are grouped according to ability for languages and mathematics. There is specialist support for students with learning difficulties and for whom English is an additional language, and the core curriculum is supplemented by a wide-range of trips organised both in Italy and abroad.
Although the school is not academically selective, prospective pupils are screened by means of a cognitive ability assessment, interview and reports from previous schools. Early application is recommended.