The Strategic Plan

ISB will be recognized by the wider community as a leader in international education with an engaged student body, a dedicated and skilled faculty, an outstanding facility, and as a school that provides a highly relevant and rich learning experience for the students within a caring and inclusive environment.

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Welcome from the head of School

John_Searle.jpg_copyThank you for your interest in the International School of Bologna. ISB has been serving the educational needs of the international community in northern Italy for ten years. Our mission is to develop students who make an active contribution as they take their place in our ever-evolving global society. Read more…

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Vision Statement

The International School of Bologna will be a premier, three programme (PYP, MYP and DP), IB World School expanding one grade level each year until we graduate our first students in June 2017. ISB will be the school of choice for internationally-minded parents in the Emilia-Romagna region and a leader of IB schools in Italy.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide stimulating learning experiences through the medium of the English language, in which children of internationally minded parents can develop the essential skills and knowledge required to make an active contribution as they take their place in our ever-evolving global society.



Our Staff

John Searle

Head of School

Rachel Burgess

Elementary Principal

Michael Andreatta

Secondary Principal

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