Rome, 28 May 2018 – Leading global school operator NACE Schools together with its Italian partners have completed the integration of two of Rome’s best known international schools into their network - Rome International School and Southlands International School - thereby creating one of the most significant educational partnerships in Rome and in Italy, with approximately 850 students from 2 to 18 years representing over 60 nationalities.
The schools are located in the north and south of the city, which will facilitate citywide coverage and ensure cooperation between the two schools. In addition, as members of Italy’s Association of International Baccalaureate World Schools, both institutions are committed to educational excellence and are aligned to the ethos of the International Baccalaureate®.
The new group has also established an institutional agreement, the only one of its kind in Italy, with the prestigious LUISS Guido Carli University, creating one of the most important educational collaborations in the country. Under this agreement, students at the two schools will benefit from exclusive opportunities such as direct access to the three-year and single-cycle courses at LUISS. In addition, high achieving students at Rome International School and Southlands International School can take advantage of scholarships, access to university orientation programmes and will be able to participate in activities and lectures by LUISS professors.
Mr. Giovanni Lo Storto, General Director of LUISS University said, “A local partnership with a global reach, like the one with NACE, will certainly benefit not only students but also the city and our country. LUISS has again demonstrated its commitment to education excellence and international co-operation, ensuring long- term development and support for Rome International School and Southlands.”
The newly created group of schools is owned by NACE Schools and co-founders Andrea Silvestroni and Daniele Denti, who have extensive experience in the education sector.