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St George's British International School, Rome

St George's British International School, Rome

Via Cassia, km 16, La Storta, 00123 Rome, Italy

+39 06 3086001



St George's British International School, Rome
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1958
Status Private
Principal David Tongue
Date Appointed January 2019
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 919
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Helen Andrew

St George's British International School (HMC, COBIS) was founded in 1958 in order to provide an outstanding British education to Rome's international community. Today, St George's educates 910 children, from ages 3 to 18, representing nearly 90 different nationalities.

Offering an enhanced version of the UK National Curriculum through to Key Stage 4 (IGCSE), all pupils follow the IBDP in their final two years of study. Teachers are almost exclusively UK-trained and mother-tongue English speakers.

Emphasis is on academic excellence. Although the school is non-selective, in 2020, the average IB diploma score was 37 points with a 100% pass rate, and the A*-A/9-7 rate at IGCSE level was 67%. On graduating, students gain places at leading universities, with members of the Class of 2020 having accepted offers to join Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial.

The school's main campus, housing a Junior and a Senior School, is a spacious 14-acre site in the north of the city with extensive facilities: 7 fully-equipped science laboratories, two information technology classrooms, specialist music, art and design technology rooms, and multiple sports amenities (including two multi-purpose astro-turf pitches, an olympic-size running track, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts).

St George's provides extensive specialist support for pupils 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 beyond. New pupils can join St George's year-round, subject to availability, and early application is recommended.