The mission of The British School of Milan, Sir James Henderson, is to ensure that its diverse student body grows to its full potential as independent learners in a caring British and international community, uniting the best of British educational tradition with the values, practices and beliefs of the International Baccalaureate.
The School follows the English National curriculum with students sitting the GCSE at age 16. Post-16 the School’s commitment to an international education is enshrined in the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate, an excellent preparation for higher education in terms of the study skills that it instils in students, but also in terms of the breadth of study it encompasses, opening doors to the best universities in the world.
The School’s co-curricular programme is an integral part of every child’s daily experience and covers a broad spectrum. Participation in sport, drama, music, a host of other activities and service to the community strengthens the development of essential life skills.
The School is the centre for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for northern Italy and the School’s choirs have performed in concerts across Italy and Europe. The Art Department is a centre of excellence for the Edexcel Examinations Board while the Drama Department is at the forefront of the Performing Arts programme.
In sport the School is the only school in Italy to be a member of the ISST (International Schools Sports Tournament) with teams competing across Europe in a variety of sports. The School is also a founding member of the Northern Italy School Sports Association which provides opportunities for inter-school sports involving international schools in northern Italy and Switzerland.
Students support a wide range of organisations through the CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) programme, while students can also take part in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Scheme at all three levels. In recent years students have undertaken arduous expeditions as part of the World Challenge.
A British School of Milan education really is a passport to a successful future.