Southlands International School in Rome is situated in the southern part of the city, in Casalpalocco, away from ever-growing traffic and 5 min. away from Ostia Antica train station.

The classrooms are situated in three buildings set in an extensive 5-acre park; complete with football field, games area and a separate gymnasium. The school has a library, computer and science laboratories, and art areas.

The school's private car park of 100 car spaces is exclusively at parents' disposal.


The aim of the school is to provide a sound British education. Classes are held entirely in English for all subjects. All our teachers are English mother tongue, fully qualified and experienced.

Southlands School is an approved British Overseas Establishment (N° 132272) recognised by the English Department for Education ( and RISA (Rome International Schools Association). It is also an accredited centre for G.C.S.E. examinations and other Edexcel exams. We offer a reduced format of the Programma Ministeriale Italiano for Italian nationals.

The schools has specialised departments to cater for specific needs such as Literacy Support and EAL (English as an Additional Language).

Screening for learning difficulties is also a part of our yearly programme and Education Needs Specialists (i.e. Speech Therapist, Psychologist) are regularly consulted to best assist our students.

Reports are sent to parents two times each year. Formal parent/teacher meetings are held four times a year. The school encourages friendly contact between parents and staff to monitor progress and well-being.


Admission is open to all children within the age range, throughout the school year.

There is no entrance examination, except for the Secondary school.
Parents are asked to fill in an application form.
Details of fees are set out on a separate page.