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About Southlands

About Southlands

Southlands is a British International School in the south of Rome. Founded in 1976, the school provides an international education for children aged three to 18.

Our teaching programme closely follows the English National Curriculum across the four different key stages of learning, culminating in IGCSE.  At key stage five, students follow the globally renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Italian families also have the option to follow the Italian Programma Ministeriale from I Elementare to III Media alongside the English curriculum.    

Southlands is a warm and friendly school where students and staff enjoy positive and productive relationships. We are proud of our community of engaged parents, students, teachers, and support staff who work hard together to achieve our shared goals.

Southlands is an international community: our students and teachers come from all over the world and bring a broad range of cultures and experiences to our classrooms. This global diversity is complemented by our local Italian families, and together we are Southlands. 

Southlands is proud to be a part of Globeducate, which operates more than 55 schools worldwide. This international network provides our students with unique opportunities to interact with students from a wide range of cultures and nationalities. 

Read more about Globeducate


A holistic education since 1976


At Southlands, education is much more than just academic results. We believe in enabling every child to develop resilience, compassion and independence alongside a lifelong love of learning. Our Outdoor and Adventure learning programme is designed to encourage students to look at things differently. In a world increasingly saturated with technology, our students are given the opportunity to learn in and from Nature. Our House system encourages teamwork, healthy competition and provides opportunities for students to learn from their older peers and inspire their younger counterparts. This holistic approach is  complemented by a commitment to pastoral care and student wellbeing.   


Just 10 minutes from Ostia beach and the Pineta forest, surrounded by nature, Southlands British International School is located in the semi-rural residential area of Casal Palocco. The historic centre of Rome is only 45 minutes away, ensuring all students have access to the historical, artistic and cultural riches of one of the world’s most iconic cities.