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International School of Monza

International School of Monza

Via Solferino 23, 20900 Monza (MB), Italy

+39 039 9357701



International School of Monza
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1984
Head of School Mr. Iain Sachev
Date Appointed September 2017
Co-ed Age Range 2.5-18 years
Number of pupils 300
Language of Instruction English, Italian
Average Class Size 17
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Associations Inspired, IB

At International School of Monza, a full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum school authorised to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), we endeavour to deliver the International Baccalaureate programmes in the purist of forms, with the school's core values and the IB's Learner Profile embodied in everything that we do. Both the school and the group to which it belongs, have an established record of success in the IB, from age 2 1/2 all the way through to admission to the world's leading universities at age 18 and, whilst the school has a forty-year-long year history and has close ties with its sister schools around Italy and beyond, there's a fresh and unique feel to everything we do.

Perhaps most of note is the sense of collaboration that exists amongst all members of the school community. This is most evident in the way in which our highly qualified and multi-cultural teachers and inquisitive students work towards a common goal of academic success which is seamlessly balanced with an inherent commitment to active global citizenship at every level.

Although all classrooms are fitted with smart TVs and students bring Apple iPads or MacBooks to school, our teachers - who are certified Microsoft Innovative Educators - use technology in a blended approach where we feel it adds value to teaching and learning. This is done through the use of a variety of carefully selected educational technologies (including Inspired AI) and does not merely replace traditional methods (yes, we do use books and, yes, we do talk to one another). We also prepare our Italian students to sit their Quinta Elementare and Terza Media examinations with us and, year on year, they achieve truly exceptional results. Furthermore, our culminating programme, the IB Diploma, has legal equivalence to the Maturita'.

All this takes place in our city-centre campus - a stylish and colourful factory conversion - which has been specifically designed to foster collaborative approaches to teaching and learning. Our science laboratories are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, and we also boast carefully designed on-site spaces which support the delivery of our Reggio-Inspired Early Years Curriculum, three beautiful libraries, as well as studios for visual arts, drama and music, supported by a large indoor and outdoor sports complex just a three-minute walk away. That said, living in such a culturally rich part of the world, we take many opportunities to knock down our classroom walls and learn from opportunities in the local and not-so-local area.

Our educational offering, driven by the most modern education research, truly prepares our students for the complex and interconnected world that lies ahead, whilst also ensuring that they are ever-curious and are instilled with the values will help create a more peaceful global society.