St. George's British International School
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|Principal||Mr Martyn Hales|
|Chair of the Board of Governors||Maria Teresa Anderson D'Ecclesiis|
|Location||Via Cassia, km16
|Students||445 Senior, 390 Junior|
|Gender||Boys and Girls|
|Houses||4 Senior and 3 Junior|
The St George’s British International School is an international school in Rome, Italy. It educates children from age 3-18 who come from around 65 different countries. The school has two junior-school locations, one in the Nomentana area in downtown Rome, and another in its main school location in La Storta in the northern outskirts of the city. The senior school is located in La Storta.
Originally named St. George's English School, it was founded in 1958 and is an independent and non-profit-making HMC school which is owned by an association made up of parents of the school.
The aim of the school is to fulfill the potential of each individual child, and to do so in a safe and caring international and multicultural environment that aims at the highest international academic standards. The school draws on the inherited educational expertise of the National Curriculum in Britain and shares the aims of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Students, in fact, take GCSE at age 16 and the International Baccalaureate in their final year. Lower down the school, pupils take the standard English SAT assessments, at the end of Key Stages 2 and 3. Most sixth-form students continue into higher education, mostly in English-speaking countries although some do remain in Italy to further their studies.
The school has built up a very strong extra-curricular component to complement its strong academic programme, which includes a number of sports clubs which regularly compete against other teams and schools, and an interesting array of activity clubs which today include a Chess Club, an Arts Club, a Lemniscates Club, an Archaeology Club, a Film-maker’s Club and an Astronomy Club. The school’s Orchestra and Choirs also often perform to outside audiences. St George’s organises a very popular Summer School programme during July each year which is open to all children in the Rome area and includes a range of sporting and leisure activities which can be combined, if required, with the teaching of English and Italian.
Junior school students wear a blue and white striped shirt with navy-blue trousers/skirts. School jumpers are allowed.
Senior school students wear a blue polo shirt with the school logo, a navy blue jumper, fleece, or sweater with school logo, and navy blue trousers/skirts.