ISE, founded in 1958, is the leading group of schools in Italy with over 1,800 local and international students between the ages of 3 and 18 years in Milan, Modena, Monza and Siena.
ISE’s IB schools are among the best in Europe and, since September 2016, are proud members of Inspired. A definitive statement of excellence in private education, Inspired (www.inspirededu.co.uk) is a co-educational, international, independent school group designed to enable students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment.
Inspired is a leading premium schools group in Europe, Australia, Africa and South America. Inspired’s expansion is backed by Educas (www.educasinternational.com), an education investment firm founded by Nadim M Nsouli. The addition of ISE has expanded the group's global network to a total of 23 schools, providing an outstanding education to over 15,000 students. As part of Inspired’s family of international schools, students and staff at ISE will benefit from the support of world-leading educational experts and access to state of the art learning platforms.
Alongside the use of English as the language of tuition, together with a strong foundation in Italian language and culture, ISE International Schools are characterised by the basic principles and educational aims of responsibility, comprehension and cooperation. Values that help students to be open towards the world, with a multicultural society and the cultivation of international mindedness from their earliest years.
The teaching method adopted by the ISE International Schools seeks to bring the subjects to life as much as possible: by highlighting the connections between traditional disciplines and real-world situations, each subject is taught as part of an organic didactic process aimed at making students as independent as possible and able to apply their knowledge and skills to new situations.
All ISE International Schools have an excellent track record in using group dynamics, innovative didactic techniques and tools that are updated continuously in a unique and stimulating educational context.
From Early Years through to High School, the ISE International Schools offer the International Baccalaureate® programmes for internationally-oriented schools adopted by over 4200 schools in 150 countries.
IS Milan has offered the IB Diploma to its students since 1987 with over 80 students graduating each year, 100% of which pass the Diploma year-on-year, with average points scores of 35-36 points and 1 in 3 students obtaining 38+. The ISE schools are all full IB-continuum schools (PYP-MYP-DP).
IS Modena’s modern, purpose built campus, surrounded by green open spaces 12km outside of the city, was opened in 2007 to cater for primary and middle school students. In 2013 it expanded with the opening of a high school. The International School of Modena is one of only a handful of schools in Italy currently authorised to offer the full continuum of International Baccalaureate (IB) education, with the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme. The first IB Diploma Programme students of IS Modena will be graduating in June 2017.
IS Monza moved into its new state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Monza in September 2015 and is now a full accredited and evaluated IB PYP and MYP school, spanning Early Years to Grade 11 (MYP 5). IS Monza is currently in the DP accreditation phase and, on successful completion of this, will be a fully accredited IB, Kindergarten to Diploma school by 2018.
Founded in 2010, IS Siena is the youngest school in the ISE group and will soon be moving in a brand new campus as of September 2017. The school is fully authorised by the IB for PYP since 2013 and is in the final stages of authorisation for MYP. The school currently caters for students up to Grade 9 and will continue to develop by a grade level each year until the culmination of the IB programme of the IB Diploma.
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