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Who We Are

Two little girls playing in the dirt and smiling at the camera while planting lettuce. 

Who We Are


Established in 1976, Southlands is an outstanding British International School in the south of Rome. We offer a holistic British international education for students aged three to 18 on a spacious rural campus.  Our combination of small classes and dedicated teachers ensure that every one of our students reaches their full potential.

Educational stages at Southlands

Early Years

Covering Nursery and Reception, the Early Years Foundation Stage is designed to promote a lifelong love of learning and discovery whilst introducing the essential skills and knowledge needed to access the Primary curriculum.

Primary School


During Key Stage 1 and 2, we focus on providing a thorough grounding in literacy and numeracy while promoting social and emotional development.  Further specialist lessons are introduced, including  Music, PE and Italian in Year 1 and French and Art in Year 5.

Secondary School

Four students are engaging in a lesson, with textbooks and iPads on their desks.

In Secondary, students first follow the Key Stage 3 programme in Years 7 to 9 and then take a two-year IGCSE programme, culminating in examinations in a combination of core and elected subjects.

Sixth Form

Two students are working at a bunsen burner, being instructed by their teacher about why the flame is changing colour

In their final two years, students follow the globally renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Why Choose Southlands?


At Southlands we aim to stimulate a lifelong passion for learning, encouraging every child to fulfil their academic, personal and life  goals. To do this, students follow the English National Curriculum until age 16, and the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for the final two years of education. The best of British education is combined with the global mindedness of the IB to open doors to the world’s most prestigious universities.



A drawing by a Y8 student of a man's face inspired by picasso

A life of discovery

Through a broad and balanced curriculum that goes beyond the purely academic, we build a deeper experience of the world. This encourages an environment in which each student can discover and develop their own talents - and appreciate the perspectives and gifts of others.


Photo of Year 9 girl surfing during PE lesson.

The greatest teacher

A great education equips a student to face challenges confidently and manage failure with tenacity and resilience. We aim to cultivate the character of every student, through safe and managed exposure to experiences that stretch them.


A little girl holds up her fingers covered in paint while using natural objects to create art outside

A better tomorrow

The coming decades will present extraordinary opportunities and challenges for humanity and the planet; and also for our students. Our aim is to prepare and inspire each student to contribute to a more just and sustainable world by making use of their unique talents.


Success starts here

We aim to empower our students to discover what achievement will mean for them, to make this process of learning and seeking success as a basis for a fulfilling life as enriching as possible. 

Our Partnerships

Our school partnerships give students the chance to interact with other children from around the world to address some of the environmental challenges we face and to gain awareness of how to tackle them.


A partnership that connects more than 28,000 students around the world with a clear goal: to prepare the next generations to face environmental challenges.

Eco Schools

The journey to the green flag. As educators, it is our responsibility to ensure that young people are aware of their responsibility to act.

UN Sustainable Goals

Our aim is to educate students who are committed to the world and to the great challenges of our time.