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Canadian School of Florence

Canadian School of Florence

Via Jacopo Nardi 18, 50132 Florence, Italy

+39 055 098 2744



Canadian School of Florence
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Head of School Gary O'Meara
Day fees per annum €10,750 - €18,500
Boarding fees per annum €39,000

The Canadian School of Florence, formerly Blyth Academy of Florence, is a co-educational private international school for children aged 3 to 18 years. The school opened its first campus in Florence in 2017 with the Senior School, followed in 2021 by the Preschool and Elementary School in Fiesole. The Middle School opens in 2022.

The school follows the Canadian Ontario curriculum and hosts a unique mix of international students and local Italian students. Small class size strengthens the inclusive approach to education, allowing each student to develop their sense of excellence, trust, integrity, fairness, and compassion.

The Preschool (Pre-K to K), Elementary (Grades 1 to 5), and Middle (Grades 6 to 8) school campus is located in Fiesole, less than 2km from the Florence campus. Its experiential learning program is based on the best curriculum from Canada (Ontario), with preparation, in Italian, for the Italian programme, and the use of Jolly Phonics in the Preschool.

The Senior School is hosted in a beautiful historical building in Florence, and currently hosts more than 100 students from Grade 9 to Grade 12, preparing them for admission to prestigious universities all over the world. A boarding service is available for students who live further afield in Italy or abroad.

The Canadian School of Florence provides an inclusive learning environment, with teachers and support staff who engage with students on both academic and emotional levels. Teachers provide personalized teaching and individual care together with empathetic engagement, hands-on experiential teaching that enables curiosity, creativity, and innovative thinking.

Students enjoy engaging field trips and excursions to enhance curriculum and a broad, balanced, and relevant globally respected Ontario curriculum with an Italian bridging program.

The Canadian School of Florence belongs to Globeducate, one of the world's leading premium K12 education organisations, with more than 50 schools located in Italy, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, Canada (Blyth Academy), Andorra, and India. A fundamental aim of Globeducate is preparing each student to shape the world and to understand their place in it as a global citizen. The bespoke gold standard school quality program ensures that Globeducate's 25,000 students have the best start in life.