Secondary school

Towards the Diplôme National du Brevet.

Secondary school

Collège consists of 4 years of consolidation, from 11 to 15 years, or 6ème (Year 7) to 3ème (Year 10), during which pupils start to specifically prepare for national exams. The Institut International Saint-Dominique prepares students for French general education streams.

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

  • 6ème corresponds to 1° Media
  • 5ème corresponds to 2° Media
  • 4ème corresponds to 3° Media
  • 3ème corresponds to 1° Liceo

Multilingual education

When pupils start 6ème, they enter a multilingual course: particular attention is paid to the teaching of English with a distribution of pupils, according to their level of learning, into two groups (high level and standard level). The geography hour on the four levels of the college is taught in English. In 4ème and 3ème, is added to this 1 hour of mathematics in English. The purpose of Grade 9 is to best prepare students for entry into the IB (Grades 10, 11 and 12). Students interested in the Terza Media course can prepare the exam from the 6ème to the 4ème.

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 ISD 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 ISD.

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.

Saint-Dominique Boarding School

The boarding school of the Saint-Dominique Institute in Rome 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. Saint-Dominique boarding school 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.