Principal

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

Emanuela Ferloni


"When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people." Chinese Proverb

I wish to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the International School of Como. In our school everyone is a 'learner' and learning is the focus of all decisions and activities as our aim is to encourage the 'habit of excellence'. [READ MORE]

WHO WE ARE

In 2002 a group of parents were looking to provide an international education for their children and the families in the Como area. With a great deal of research and determination, they decided to open the International School of Como and they invited educators, teachers and many other experts from the International School of Milan to share in the development of this great initiative. During its first 14 years, IS Como has grown to stand for excellence and has contributed to the expansion of international education in Northern Italy, as one of the over 4 500 IB schools located worldwide.

"These are schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to high standards of education, values and programmes that challenge students to excel in their studies, and encourage both personal and academic achievement."

IS COMO IS A STUDENT-CENTERED COMMUNITY OF INTERNATIONALLY-MINDED LEARNERS.

Since 2006, IS Como has been accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO - www.ibo.org) for its Primary Years Programme (PYP). The school has well-established classes in the Early Years (Kindergarten, Transition and Grade 1 for children aged 2 to 5) and Elementary School (for children aged 6 to 11). In 2009 the International School of Como opened its Middle School and in 2014 received the accreditation for the Middle Years Programme (IB MYP). Since 2016/2017 High School was opened and candidacy for the Diploma Programme started.

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LEARNING AT IS COMO


IS Como aspires to create a community where learning is the central driving factor of a journey in which our students need to become ethical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, community-minded and individuals of action on the world stage.

EARLY YEARS


IS Como is an authorised IB PYP School. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) includes Early Years (aged 3-5) and Elementary (aged 5-11).  Children aged 2 are welcome and are encouraged to join our Pre-Kindergarten class as this is an important introduction and building block to the PYP.

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PRIMARY YEARS


IS Como is an authorised IB PYP School. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) includes Early Years (aged 3-5) and Elementary (aged 5-11).  Children aged 2 are welcome and are encouraged to join our Pre-Kindergarten class as this is an important introduction and building block to the PYP.

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MIDDLE YEARS


IS Como Middle School offers an IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) which is the next step in the IB continuum of international education.  We  currently cover  ages 11-16/MYP 1-4. IS Como has recently completed the MYP arriving to MYP 5 and will therefore offer the last two years of the internationally recognised IB Diploma Programme (IB DP).

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HIGH SCHOOL


IS Como has made a commitment to grow and develop the school organically all the way through High School by offering the completion of the Middle Years Programme, MYP 4&5 (aged 14-16) from 2016-2018 and completing the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) by 2020 for students aged 16 to 18 years.

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LIFE AT IS COMO


FEES

Browse our school fee structure for the current and upcoming year. School Fees Year 2017/2018

TRANSPORT

We offer a reliable bus service for all students. This service is offered at an additional cost. We currently offer the following routes:
Como/center  |  Como/West & Cernobbio  |  Cantù/Carimate
Lomazzo / Lurate Caccivio / Villa GuardiaLugano (Switzerland)
Future plans include the expansion of the busing routes both to Varese and Lecco areas. For more information, contact Elisa Airoldi at eairoldi@iscomo.com.


FACILITIES

We occupy 9 000 beautiful square meters with a projected expansion in 2018. Our facilities represent the latest in high technology and state of the art equipment. All students at the elementary level receive an iPad as an integrated educational resource. Secondary school students receive laptops with internet access for their studies. All classrooms are equiped with interactive white boards. The Science Department is fully equiped for physics, biology, and chemistry. Sports, Art, and Music programmes are fully developed, using high quality and latest technology.

 


UNIFORM

The ISC Uniform is mandatory for students from Pre-Kinder to MYP 3. The uniform collection is made up of mandatory and optional items, all of which can be ordered from ISC’s official supplier: Unique Uniforms. Parents can order items from www.uniqueuniforms.ch – after having registered and logged in onto the website.

CANTEEN

Lunches are provided by the school at an additional cost to parents. Lunches are prepared in-house by our dedicated chef, with fresh, organic and local products. We provide special lunches for those students who have special dietary needs, food allergies or cultural preferences: we kindly ask our parents to inform us immediately about any of the mentioned needs. Please note that school policy does not allow students to bring food from home. Click here to view the menu.


AFTER-CLUBS

Passion and enthusiasm for music, sport and theatre prepare our students to take on the world. Click here for more information about our after-clubs.

CALENDAR

Stay updated with all important dates and upcoming events.

IS Como School Calendar 2017/2018


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