Thank you for your interest in joining
the St. Francis International School's team.

We pride ourselves on having a first-class teaching staff, with high academic standards and a wealth of experience. Our teachers are either English mother-tongue or fully bilingual, coming from every continent (besides Antarctica!) and we are fortunate to have very low turnover.


Three requirements are needed to be considered for any available teaching positions:

  1. Being English mother tongue
  2. Being eligible to work in Italy
  3. Holding a teaching degree in child education

Please note that non-EU applicants will have to secure a work visa before a contract can be offered.


Currently, we do not have any positions available.

How to Apply

When a position becomes available, you can send your application to: employment@sfis.it 

Your application should include:

  • A short letter of application stating relevant teaching experience and explaining why you are interested in the position
  • A recent resume/curriculum vitae 
  • At least two referees with contact details (name, position, email address)

All documents should be sent in PDF format.


The day begins at 08:30 with class registration, and ends at 15:00. Depending on the year group, lessons range from 45 minutes to an hour, and there are 2 breaks of 30 minutes and 60 minute (lunchtime). There are after school clubs running from 15:15-16:15. We teach a busy schedule but teachers mostly are able to leave after the children have gone at 15:15, which means that they are able to get the major part of the role done within the school day.

All types, we are a close-knit and supportive group, so if you share our passion and dedication to education then you are most welcome! We teach a US-based curriculum, but our staff room is very diverse and the ability to integrate parts of other curricula and use personal experience is a plus. We are particularly interested in those teachers that are looking for a longer-term fit, and therefore we will prefer candidates who are either Italian residents or be looking to relocate to Italy over a longer time period.

Depending on your choice of lifestyle and location to live, Rome is usually reasonably priced and comfortable, affordable living can be achieved in line with salary.

Accomodation is not provided for staff, but we can assist in helping to choose areas in Rome and appropriate agencies for rental and relocation.

Yes, of course. We are a non-denominational school, despite our name, and we welcome people of all backgrounds into our community.

We have used the online platform “Future learn’ to deliver CPD during COVID-19 restrictions, and since we are part of the wider RISA Rome schools group, the opportunities for face-to-face CPD in the future will be much more.

Many of our teaching staff have families and live outside Rome. Those who live in Rome have countless opportunities to relax, unwind and soak up the incredible culture.

There is a large Expat community in Rome, and the locals are usually friendly, although having some basic Italian makes a huge difference.

Good – there will be some requirements to take home (marking and reports), but teachers are generally able to enjoy their weekends and holidays.

Rome has many opportunities for Expats, but it is recommended that non-teaching partners do their own research first into the possibility of work opportunities in the city. Learning the language to a basic level is important, but there are many Expat groups to welcome you.

Very good – if you are attracted by the opportunity to live in a city with one of the richest cultures in the world, you will not be disappointed!

It is built into our ethos as a school, and we are proud to be an international school where all children, staff and parents have a voice and equality and respect are celebrated as part of daily

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