Castelli International School
|Year of Foundation||1977|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||grade 1 to 8|
|Number of students||125|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:15|
|Accreditations||Cambridge Assessment International Examinations|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||EUR 9'000|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||EUR 10'900|
Castelli International School is exceptional in many ways. It provides a high-quality, well rounded international curriculum delivered by a dedicated, highly qualified, experienced and long-standing faculty. It is exceptional in terms of its small class sizes and the intimate sense of community that pervades the school. It is exceptional due to its idyllic location, nestled between olive groves and vineyards in the Castelli Romani hills, overlooking the city of Rome. Situated high above the city’s smog, our gratitude and respect for the environment and our relationship with it is something that is integrated into our learning each day.
CurriculumOur international curriculum is a comprehensive, transdisciplinary and integrated curriculum in which the English and Italian programs complement each other.
Languages of instructionEnglish (main language) and Italian
ExaminationsCambridge Checkpoint, Cambridge International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE), Italian State Examinations
I will always have fond memories of Castelli, from the beautiful location, to the teachers, and the many trips we had the chance to take together, especially the time we went to Russia! The environment created a really close-knit group, and the years spent there were incredibly fun, but also prepared me immensely for the challenges I went on to face in the following years.
CIS is one of my most cherished memories. It’s the best school you can wish for. Today I am studying computer engineering in Split, Croatia. CIS had a great influence on me and this is why I try to stay close to foreign languages and different cultures by being a tourist guide and volunteering in the Erasmus Student Network ok Split.
Expectations of students are very high and educational attainment excellent as a result. Students show particular strengths in oral activities, with the groups I observed speaking English with an understanding, clarity and sophistication well above their chronological age. Contributions in lessons are pertinent, well informed and thorough. Students are confident about speaking out and expressing and exchanging ideas.
Various experiences had given me reason to believe that I was a student with poor capacities, but somewhere deep in myself I knew it was not true. And that, am certain, was due to my year as your student. You helped me grow confident that year. You also created an atmosphere where we had the right to learn and grow in our own ways, where we, your students, were the actors of our own learning.
Looking back at their class photos over the years we remember just how well the school helped our children blossom. Leaving Castelli was a wrench, but they flew through the first year of high-school. Their self confidence was evident and the quickly settled in and demonstrate a level of maturity and intellect that my husband and I are so proud of. Thank you Castelli, our 8 years with you stood them in excellent stead.