Welcome from the Head
Welcome to the RIS Rome International School website! As the Head of School, I am delighted to extend a warm greeting to all of you who are considering joining our vibrant and diverse community.
At RIS, we pride ourselves on offering a rewarding education that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom. As an International Baccalaureate World School, and the only school in Rome offering the Primary Years Programme and Diploma Programme, our commitment to providing an inclusive and holistic approach to learning ensures that our students are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their personal and academic journeys.
We are a school that celebrates the language and culture of our host country. RIS Rome offers the possibility for Italian families and international students with mother-tongue proficiency to follow the Italian Ministerial Programme in the Elementary and Middle Schools.
Furthermore, the school has submitted an application to the Italian Ministry of Education to receive paritaria status for the Elementary School. We hope this accreditation will be in place for the start of the 2023-2024 academic year thereby validating the delivery of the Italian Ministerial Programme, which begins in Year 1 / Year 2 at RIS, culminating in Year 5 / Year 6 depending on age.
RIS is a member of Globeducate and part of their premium group, ICS. One of the distinguishing aspects of being a part of the Globeducate family is the wide range of opportunities for students to experience real-world learning. We believe in taking education outdoors and offer exciting avenues for students to explore and connect with the natural environment around them. From outdoor classroom sessions in our school woods to engaging with organizations like WWF and Eco Schools, our students gain a deeper appreciation for the world they inhabit. They also embark on enriching day trips and immersive residential trips that foster a sense of adventure, independence, and global awareness.
Beyond academics, we place a strong emphasis on the well-being of our students. Each individual is cared for and valued, and our school community is designed to ensure that students find support and camaraderie among their peers. With a diverse array of activities and clubs, students have ample opportunities to share their interests, develop skills outside the classroom, and forge lifelong friendships.
We are proud to provide students of all ages with the space and resources to explore, experiment, discover, stay active and healthy, and develop their physical capabilities. Whether it's through sports, creative arts, community service, or leadership initiatives, our students are encouraged to excel and embrace their passions.
As you navigate through our website, I hope you will get a glimpse of the warm and dynamic learning environment that characterizes the Rome International School. We are committed to nurturing well-rounded, confident, and compassionate individuals who will make a positive impact on the world.
Thank you for considering RIS as the place where your child's educational journey can flourish.
We look forward to welcoming you into our school community and embarking on an exciting educational partnership together.
Head of School Rome International School