International School of Milan

Founded in 1958, the International School of Milan caters for about 1000 students in a state-of-the-art campus that was opened in 2013 on the outskirts of Italy's most dynamic city.

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International schools in Italy

Search for the best international schools in Italy; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.

The birthplace of European Renaissance, Italy has long been a magnet for writers, artists and intellectuals from around the world. Today, it boasts a large and thriving international education sector, with most major towns and cities having an international school. 

Larger clusters are found in Rome, Milan, Florence, Genoa and Naples. Schools offering the curriculums of Britain, America, France and the International Baccalaureate Office predominate, while Swiss, German and Canadian education and the Montessori method are also offered and some schools have a Catholic foundation. 

There are 36 IB World Schools in Italy, of which 31 teach in English and five offer bilingual instruction in Italian and English. Among these, 25 are authorised to offer the IB Diploma and five teach three IB programmes.

Virtually all schools are coeducational and the vast majority teach day pupils, with many offering through-train education from pre-school to age 18. St George’s British International School in Rome, which was founded in 1958, follows the English national curriculum and offers GCSEs, IGCSEs and the IB Diploma.

There are several boarding schools, including St Stephen’s School in Rome, a high school offering both the American high school diploma and the IB Diploma and St Louis School in Milan, which offers boarding from age 14 and combines the IB Diploma with IGCSEs.

A number of international education chains operate in Italy, including the International School of Europe, which is part of the Inspired group and operates schools following the IB curriculum in Milan, Modena, Monza, Siena and Como as well as ISE Kiddy English, an English-medium kindergarten that follows the Reggio Emilia approach.

There are also many private schools that offer bilingual instruction in English and Italian especially at primary level. Schools are accredited with bodies including the Council of International Schools

Education is compulsory from age six to 16. State schools teach in Italian and are free to all children including foreign nationals. They are divided into primary, lower secondary and upper secondary stages, lasting five years, three years and five years respectively. 

School enrolment is close to 100 per cent. Study at the academic liceo leads to the maturita exam for university entrance. Italy has 63 public universities, including Europe’s oldest one, the University of Bologna. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Italy, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org






International School of Como

Via Adda 25,
22073 Fino Mornasco,
Como,
Italy

internationalschoolsgroup.it/school/como

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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International School of Milan

Via I Maggio, 20,
20021 Baranzate (MI),
Italy

internationalschoolofeurope.it

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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International School of Monza

Via Solferino 23,
20900 Monza (MB),
Italy

internationalschoolsgroup.it/school/monza

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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International School of Venice

Via Bissagola 25,
30173 Mestre, Venezia,
Italy

www.isvenice.com

Co-educational, Day.

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Marymount International School Rome

Via di Villa Lauchli, 180,
00191 Rome,
Italy

www.marymountrome.com

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Rome International School

Via Guglielmo Pecori Giraldi n.137,
00135 Rome,
Italy

www.romeinternationalschool.it

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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St. Stephen's School

Via Aventina 3,
00153 Rome,
Italy

www.sssrome.it

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Vittoria International School

Via delle Rosine 14,
10123 Turin,
Italy

www.vittoriaweb.it

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Ambrit International School

Via F Tajani 50,
00149 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

American Overseas School of Rome

Via Cassia 811,
00189 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

American School of Milan

Via K. Marx, 14,
20090 Noverasco di Opera (MI),
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Andersen International School

Via Don Carlo,
San Martino 8,
20133 Milan,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

Bilingual European School

Via Val Cismon 9,
20162 Milan,
Italy

Co-educational, Day.

Britannia International School

Via Ernesto Parisi 11,
00134 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

British School Genova

Piazzale dei Traghetti,
Iqbal 5,
16123 Genoa,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

British School of Milan (Sir James Henderson)

Via Carlo Alberto Pisani Dossi, 16,
20134 Milan,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cabella International Sahaja School CISS

Via Martiri della Libertà 11,
15060 Cabella Ligure, Alessandria,
Italy

Co-educational, Boarding, Pre-Preparatory.

Canadian College Italy (CCI - The Renaissance School)

Via Cavour 13,
Lanciano,
66034 Chieti,
Italy

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Castelli International School

Via Degli Scozzesi 13,
Grottaferrata,
00046 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

CEI International School Palermo

Centro Educativo Ignaziano,
Via Piersanti Mattarella, 38/42,
90141 Palermo,
Italy

Co-educational, Day.

Collegio San Carlo

Corso Magenta, 71,
20123 Milan,
Italy

Co-educational, Day.

Core International School

Via Crati 19,
00199 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Deledda International School

Corso Mentana 27,
16128 Genoa,
Italy

Co-educational, Day.

Deutsche Schule Genua

Scuola Germanica di Genova,
Via Mylius 1,
16128 Genoa,
Italy

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Deutsche Schule Mailand

Scuola Germanica di Milano,
Via Legnano 24,
20121 Milan,
Italy

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Ecole Française de Naples Alexandre Dumas

Via Francesco Crispi no 86,
80121 Naples,
Italy

Co-educational, .

English International School

Via Segafredo 50,
36027 Rosà,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

European School of Varese

Via Montello 118,
21100 Varese,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Gentium Schola Opitergium - International School of Talents

Viale Brandolini 6,
31046 Oderzo,
Italy

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

German School of Rome

Via Aurelia Antica 397-403,
00165 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Greenwood Garden School

Via Vito Sinisi 5,
00189 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

H-International School

Via Milano 1,
31048 Olmi di San Biagio di Callalta,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Institut Saint Dominique

Via Igino Lega 5,
00189 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

International School Brescia

Via Don Orione, 1,
Botticino,
25082 Brescia,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

International School of Bergamo

Via Gleno, 54,
24125 Bergamo,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

International School of Bologna

Via della Libertà 2,
40123 Bologna,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

International School of Florence

Via del Carota 23/25,
Bagno a Ripoli,
50012 Florence,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Lago Patria

Via 1a Marenola, 17,
80014 Giugliano in Campania,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

International School of Modena

Piazza Montessori, 1/A,
41051 Montale Rangone (MO),
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Siena

Villa Parigini, Loc. Basciano,
53035, Monteriggioni (SI),
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

International School of Trieste

Via Conconello 16,
34151 Trieste,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Turin

Strada Pecetto 34,
10023 Chieri, Turin,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Verona

Aleardo Aleardi,
Via Segantini 20,
37138 Verona,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

ISE Kiddy English

Via Bordoni, 2,
20124 Milan,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

Kendale International Primary School

86 Via Gradoli,
Tombe di Nerone,
00189 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Little English School srl

Main building,
Corso Fogazzaro 254,
36100 Vicenza,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Little Genius International

Via di Grotte Portella 28,
Frascati,
00044 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, , Nursery, Preparatory.

Livorno Elementary/Middle School

Unit 31301,
Box 66,
09613-0005 Livorno,
Italy

Co-educational, Day.

Lonati Anglo American School

Via Bormioli 60,
25135 Brescia,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Lycée Chateaubriand de Rome

PATRIZI/Malpighi,
Via di Villa Patrizi 9,
00161 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, , Sixth Form.

Lycée français Jean Giono de Turin

Corso Casale, 324,
10132 Torino,
Italy

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Lycée Victor Hugo

Palazzo Venturi Ginori,
Via della Scala, 85,
50123 Florence,
Italy

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

New School Rome

Via Della Camilluecia 669,
00135 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

O.M.C. - Collegio Vescovile Pio X

Borgo Cavour 40,
31100 Treviso,
Italy

Co-educational, Day.

QSI International School of Brindisi

Via Benvenuto Cellini 25,
72100 Brindisi,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Scuola Svizzera di Catania

Via M.R Imbriani 32,
95128 Catania,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Scuola Svizzera di Milano

Via Appiani 21,
20121 Milan,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Southlands English School in Rome

Via Teleclide 40,
Casal Palocco,
00124 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

St George's British International School, Rome

Via Cassia, km 16,
La Storta,
00123 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St. Francis International School

Via delle Benedettine, 50/b,
00135 Rome,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St. Louis School

Via Pantano, 13,
20122 Milan,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Anglo-Italian School, Montessori Division

Ex NATO Base,
Building H Viale della Liberazione, 1,
80124 Bagnoli, Naples,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

The English International School of Padua

Via Forcellini 168,
35128 Padova,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The International School in Genoa

Via Romana Della Castagna 11A,
16148 Genova,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The International School of Naples

Viale della Liberazione, 1,
80125 Bagnoli, Naples,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Udine International School

Via Martignacco 187,
33100 Udine,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

UWC Adriatic

Frazione Duino, 29,
34011 Duino TS,
Italy

Co-educational, Boarding, Sixth Form.

Villa Grimani International School

Via Leonardo da Vinci 4,
35027 Noventa Padovana,
Italy

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Westminster International School

Piazza G. Toniolo, 4,
56125 Pisa,
Italy

Co-educational, Day.