We’ve been talking about international schools in Italy for a while now. And I can say confidently on the level of education provided by these schools. Yes, given of the high tuition prices and stringent admission procedures, they tend to be exclusive. They do, however, uphold internationally recognized norms. And there are many such schools in Italy.
However, if you must choose a location, Rome is great. After all, it is the country’s lifeline. And then there’s St. George’s British International School, which matches the mold of a great educational institution.So, without further ado, here’s a quick rundown of St. George’s British International School:
St. George’s British International School is a non-profit co-educational institution with two campuses. It accepts kids aged 3 to 18 and conducts its programs in English. It educates kids from more than 80 different nations and is less selective than other international schools.
In terms of curriculum, it is based on the popular UK National Curriculum. This means that pupils must take GCSE/IGCSE exams. Students who complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) are considered successful.There is also an Additional Educational Needs (AEN) section for providing necessary help to children with special needs.
Stages of Education
The school has two campuses: La Storta and City Center. In addition, there are two academic levels: Junior School and Senior School.There are numerous stages within the Junior School. Red Dragons is the first level, which includes youngsters as young as three years old. Then, at the age of 11, junior school comes to an end.
Senior school, on the other hand, begins in Year 7, which, along with Years 8 and 9, constitutes Key Stage 3. Following that, kids progress to Years 10 and 11, culminating in the IGCSE examinations. Finally, students in Years 12 and 13 are prepared for the challenging IBDP.
Because the school has been in the education field for so long, it has developed a wide range of academic and non-academic programs. This contributes to the development of well-rounded students who are prepared to face the competitive world. As a result, extracurricular activities are equally vital in this case. These include:
- Participation in the Duke of Edinburg’s Award
- Model United Nations (MUN)
- Residential and field trips
- Organization of music and theater events
- Conduct multiple sports activities
- Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) as part of the IBDP
Key notes about the admission process
A few things should be noted about the admission process here:
- Admission depends upon the capacity of year groups. Parents will have to contact the office to know about the availability.
- The school is not academically selective. But, it does show a preference for expats.
- It is quite likely the candidate has to sit for an informal interview.
- Report cards from previous schools are significant for the assessment process.