Welcome to the International School of Milan. Although we are the longest established international school here in Milan, at our school you will find the most progressive thinking linked to the strong academic standards that have served the international and Italian communities in Milan for over 50 years. We are confident that our ethos, linked to achievement and opportunity for all, will enable your children to become truly confident and ready to take their place in the world as the young leaders of tomorrow... [READ MORE]
Founded in 1958 by Mr. and Mrs. Formiga, the International School of Milan is the oldest international school in the city. Today, it has almost 1000 students of 68 different nationalities with a staff complement of 130 teachers. Designed for student-user-friendliness, the IS Milan campus is notable for its innovative, sustainable and functional architecture. Not just a school, but the largest campus in Italy, and a place where there is a tangible sense of the international spirit we want to support.
“We train the hearts and minds of students from 2 to 18 years of age. Our stimulating, multicultural learning environment encourages free thought, cultivates self-confidence and promotes tolerance and moral integrity.”
The modern campus, inaugurated in September 2013, is only a few kilometres from the centre of Milan, in the Municipality of Baranzate. Its comprehensive school bus services (including a door-to-door option) enables students to reach the school easily and safely every day from all over Milan.
An IB (International Baccalaureate) education provides the opportunities to develop our children in so many ways beyond a more rigid curriculum. In addition, it provides a both disciplinary and interdisciplinary understanding that meet rigorous standards set by institutions of higher learning around the world. IB programmes offer curriculum frameworks and courses that are broad and balanced, conceptual and connected. All of our schools understand and engage with group dynamics, innovative teaching techniques and ways of working that are reflected upon and adapted continuously for the benefit of all the students.
The Early Years section takes students aged 2.5 to 5, in a structure that meets all their needs, from physical and emotional growth to learning, in a quiet and pleasant environment, avant-garde and eco-sustainable.
Students aged 3 to 11 learn through the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. This offers a rich, challenging and stimulating curriculum designed to generate an enthusiasm for learning and value it as a life-long process.
Children aged 11-16 follow the Middle Years Programme which offers an educational approach that embraces yet transcends traditional school subjects.
There are two distinct phases of High School, each lasting two full years. In Grades 10-11, students work towards completion of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). Most of our students aim for the full IB Diploma, which is recognised by universities all over the world.
Browse our school fee structure for the current and upcoming year. School Fees Year 2018/2019
We offer an efficient shuttle bus service as well as a door-to-door service for families who are not able to accompany their children to school.
Our new campus, the largest of its kind in Milan, contains the Early Years, Elementary, Middle and High Schools at IS Milan. The architectural design reflects the multi-purpose, multi-functionality of the new campus, which will be provided with an auditorium, a swimming-pool, a gymnasium, two libraries, bar service and kitchen, dining-hall, external spaces for social use and sports activities and green areas dedicated to games for younger children. Accessibility is guaranteed by numerous external public car parks and a large basement with parking places for cars and minibuses.
In our fantastic campus, our students have access to all of the following:
• Well equipped laboratories for scientific and IT activities; • 40 thousand volumes available in 3 libraries; • A theatre that seats 350; • An auditorium; • Art workshops; • Dedicated music areas (with practice rooms); • A multifunctional gymnasium; • An indoor swimming-pool; • A coffee bar, kitchen (with on-site chef) and canteen; • Ample spaces and green areas for all sorts of activities; • External and underground parking.
At IS Milan the school dress code is expected to be worn, in accordance with the school's colours: red, white and blue. Each section of the school, Early Years, Elementary School and Middle School has a slightly different interpretation of the dress code. School Uniform may be purchased from the Tempo Imperfetto website. Download: Dress Code & Free Kit
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