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High School - IB Diploma

RIS is proud to be an inclusive school where all students study for the IB Diploma. The IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) is an academically challenging two-year curriculum, privileged as a means to university entrance worldwide.

It encourages students to become internationally minded and reflective life-long learners who embody the attributes of the Learner Profile.

Our subject offering is robust, challenging and requires commitment, organisation and resilience.

Students can choose from a wealth of subjects, taught by experienced IBDP teachers and are also able to qualify (with the right subject combinations) for the Italian Maturità. 

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Subjects offered at RIS include Philosophy, Economics, Chinese and Art alongside the standard Modern Languages, Humanities, Sciences and Maths courses.

University admissions officials say the DP is the best qualification for developing students' non-academic skills and preparing them for further education and career. 

University Admissions Officers Report 2015

Graduation at RIS

IB Diploma Programme
Ages 16 to 18 / Year 12 to Year 13

Rome International School students all study towards the full IB Diploma. Our scores have been consistently above the Global Average, enabling students to pursue their studies at the university of their choice.

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IB Diploma Programme Model

One of the key attractions of the IB DP is the core, where students:

  • undertake an Extended Essay in a discipline of their choice, conducting research and producing a structured thesis based on their sources and their own interpretation of the topic
  • study Theory of Knowledge, which explores issues surrounding what they know and how they evaluate that knowledge.
  • take part in Creativity, Activity and Service activities