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International School of Modena

International School of Modena

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

+39 059 530649



International School of Modena
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Head of School Mr Paul Barrie
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 215
Language of Instruction English
Associations Inspired, IB

Welcome to the International School of Modena. Inaugurated in 1998 as a joint venture with Tetra Pak, whose global research and development unit is located in Modena, ISM is a proud member of Inspired which is the fastest growing premium international schools' group operating on 5 continents and educating over 50,000 students globally. Our modern, purpose-built campus, surrounded by green open spaces, is located 12km outside of the city of Modena.

We are a truly international school representing approximately 27 different nationalities and offering the full continuum of International Baccalaureate (IB) education, with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children ages 3 - 11, Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11-16 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for 16-18 years. ISM is one of only a handful of schools in Italy currently authorised to offer this programme which will thoroughly prepare your child for study all around the world, including at some of the world’s leading universities. Our innovative Early Years department features beautiful spaces and play structures specially designed to support the delivery of the IB PYP and Reggio-Inspired Early Years Curriculum.

The curriculum at ISM is carefully designed to reflect the ethos of the school and of the International Baccalaureate with a commitment to inquiry-based learning, encouraging every student to ask questions, to think for themselves and develop the skills to become confident, independent learners who will grow up to be balanced, caring and principled citizens. Our dedicated, international teaching body ensures that students achieve highly at the school. We believe in challenging young minds, ensuring that our focus is on every student achieving beyond expectations both inside and outside of the curriculum. Over the last three years we have achieved an average of 36 in the IB Diploma with a top score of 45 out of 45, allowing our students to access world class universities in numerous countries. In 2020 the school attained its highest ever average IB Diploma score of 38.3.

The International School of Modena is a small, friendly school, with just over 240 students at present but it is growing fast due to its popularity with both expat and local families. We are proud to be a premium international school offering high quality education in a caring environment with happy, contented students. We are certain that you will see that ISM is a place that celebrates learning and values each and every student, offering them a challenging, enjoyable education aimed at developing a range of skills required for future success.