INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOLOGNA

Welcome from Head of School

Thank 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. To demonstrate our accountability and commitment towards this ambitious statement, ISB has been successfully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), and our educational programs are evaluated and authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization. ISB offers the three International Baccalaureate programs — the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and from September 2015 the Diploma Programme with our first graduating class in 2017. This will result in a truly international early years-to-university preparatory educational experience.

In addition to its programmes, and the quality of the faculty that delivers them, ISB’s diverse community enhances the richness of an international school experience. Perhaps uniquely, however, the school is further defined by the local culture. Bologna has a tremendous academic history: the University of Bologna, founded in 1088, for example, is recognized as the oldest university in continuous operation.

Through this combination of the local and global we are preparing students not just to cope with a changing world, but to lead the change. Our expectations are of a community that is open-minded and tolerant, kind and thoughtful, assertive and persuasive and able to apply knowledge and skills to creative problem solving. To participate in the education programmes at ISB is to aim high.

Again, we greatly appreciate your interest in our school. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about the programmes, or wish to arrange a visit. Whether you are considering joining us as a family, as a teacher or as a supporter, we look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

John Searle

ISB Head of School

Our mission is to develop students who make an active contribution as they take their place in our ever-evolving global society.

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