Learning Beyond the Classroom
At Marymount International School Rome, Trips Beyond Classroom Borders are designed to bringing elements of the curriculum to life, giving students first-hand experience of how their knowledge can be linked to the world in which they live.
During the school year students are able to draw upon Rome’s wealth of monuments, museums, and galleries to complement their academic studies.
Marymount students also travel to Europe and beyond for events including the Model United Nations in The Hague (THIMUN), International Schools Theatre Association Festivals (ISTA) in November, the Rome Maker Faire, and the MAIS Honor Choir Festival in Spring.
Middle School students participate in yearly Global Network of RSHM Schools conferences and festivals including: the RSHM Middle School Leadership Retreat in September, the RSHM MUN Conference in Spring, the RSHM Middle School Sports Festival in April, and the RSHM Theater Festival in May (in collaboration with ISTA).
During the mid-term holiday the School organizes week-long "Trips Beyond the Classroom Borders" tours to locations including European destinations such as France, Greece and overseas cultural tours such as Japan, the Galapàgos to discover biodiversity or Zambia and Brazil for a more service-oriented experience.
MUN for Middle School Students is an extracurricular activity in which students simulate the actual United Nations Committees, building leadership and diplomatic skills and becoming more aware global citizens.
There is needed the spiritual diplomacy of the enlightened educator, the thinker and the scholar to establish the defence of international order, to teach respect for human dignity, and to open minds to the universal beauty of justice and freedom… It is therefore more imperative than ever that we consciously continue to globalize our educational outlook. - Mother Rita Rowley, RSHM General Superior 1960-1963