Since 1964, SSS Rome has provided International Boarding and Day Students with a culturally inspiring and rigorous academic IB education in the heart of Ancient Rome.
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These schools are known for their rigorous curriculum, strong teaching, varied extracurriculars, and more. Many also offer English-language instruction and bilingual instruction—for instance, in Italian and English.
Italian boarding schools tend to have a diverse student body. While these schools often house many Italians, they also attract students from dozens of other countries, including several from across Europe.
Boarding schools in Italy also present a special opportunity for North American students, from Canada and the US. These schools provide the opportunity to acquire a strong and desirable academic background. But they can also give Canadians and Americans the ability to broaden their horizons in many ways, such as learning new languages, developing cultural sensitivity, building independence, and being exposed to students from diverse backgrounds.
Overall, Italian boarding schools offer numerous advantages. They teach independence and responsibility, and help students succeed at higher rates than day schools, according to research by The Association of Boarding Schools.
Some other benefits of boarding schools in Italy include:
Read more about the unique advantages of boarding schools, both in Italy and elsewhere. To learn about the boarding school experience, read our guide.
On this page, we list boarding schools in Italy. Click on a school profile to learn all about it, including its location, cost, curriculum, and registration details.
Profile of Mark Musca, Head of School, Albert College
“Not only did I come (to Albert) as a staff member, I was also a parent.” (August 2, 2022)
Profile of John Liggett, Head of School, The Country Day School
“Most days, my job here doesn’t feel like work.” (August 2, 2022)
Profile of Wayne McKelvey, Principal, Metropolitan Preparatory Academy
“You let the kids know they’re important, and you go from there.” (August 2, 2022)
Profile of Olga Margold, Principal, Prestige School
“The reason why the students need math is because math gives you logical skills for dealing with everyday issues.” (August 2, 2022)
Profile of Michael Fellin, Headmaster, Crescent School
“The single most important factor in whether a boy will learn or not is the relationship with the teacher. (July 7, 2022)