Secondary school

Foundations for success.

Secondary school

The middle school years are decisive years that focus on consolidating and deepening prior learning. We are committed to offering integrated multilingualism, individualized pathways and personalized support. We promote autonomy, critical thinking, and student development, paying attention to both the transition from Primary School to Middle School (6ème and 5ème) and from Middle School to High School (4ème and 3ème).

Collège includes cycle 3 (6ème) and cycle 4:

  • 6ème (11-12 years old): Adapt and get organized
  • 5ème (12-13 years old): Consolidate and explore
  • 4ème (13-14 years old): Taking it further and analyze
  • 3ème (14-15 years old): Open up and move forward towards High School


In continuation of their elementary education, our middle school students sustain instruction in English, enabling them to reach level B2 (advanced level). Students who also wish to prepare for the Terza Media diploma benefit from tailored schedules. In Grade 9, we offer to students who wish to make a smooth transition to the International Baccalaureate (IB), a pre-IB program in English. It includes key disciplines such as English language and literature, arts, technology, mathematics, and sciences.

Grade 9 opening

Exciting Opportunities on the Horizon!

In response to growing demand, we are excited to announce the potential opening of a Grade 9 class next year. This class will feature a diverse curriculum encompassing subjects such as:

  • English Language and Literature
  • French and Italian
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Sciences
  • Individuals and Society

Join Us on the Path to Excellence and thrive in an interconnected world.

Diplôme National du Brevet

At the end of 3ème (Year 10), the Diplôme National du Brevet (DNB) certifies the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of Collège. The common core of knowledge, skills and culture presents what all pupils should know and master at the end of compulsory education. It brings together all the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required to achieve academic success, succeed as an individual and a future citizen.


From Monday to Friday, students are welcomed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Extra-curricular activities extend learning at St Dominique through access to sports, arts and culture. A wide choice of sports, cultural, artistic, educational activities and/or language workshops, all supervised by specialists, are offered throughout the year, starting in kindergarten. These activities allow students to discover and develop their talents and passions while encouraging diversity and excellence.

2 bus lines run through the city of Rome to and from St Dominique.

Parent - Teacher Meetings

Parents and teachers meet based on 3 distinct and complementary modalities:

  • Back-to-school meetings (September)
  • Class councils (through parent class representatives)
  • One-to-one meetings (upon request)

Collège is also a time for pupils to develop further in their relationship to others and the world: sports events between Odyssey schools and the AEFE network promote easy and long-lasting exchanges between pupils from around the world.

St Dominique Boarding School

The boarding school of St Dominique is an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School. Our exceptional campus on 6 hectares in a secure and green setting in the heart of a city steeped in history allows us to accommodate an increasing number of boarding students and to implement advanced teaching and learning methods. Villa St Dominique offers:

  • A multilingual education
  • A personalized support
  • A cultural, sports and artistic program

Our boarding school is driving the development of a quality educational offer that is also rich in human experiences, acquired through a community life that requires attention and respect in the relationship with others.

  • Double or single rooms
  • 5/7 days possible in boarding school
  • A dozen cultural and sporting activities offered

Start your future today!

Admissions are open for the 2024-2025 school year.