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Leader in International Education

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 a school that provides a highly relevant and rich learning experience for the students within a caring and inclusive environment.

Our Mission

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


Thanks to our Technology Department, we are able to offer a high-quality learning experience to our students.

We are an IB® School

We offer a complete educational path certified by IB starting from Early Years (3 years old) to High School Diploma (18 years old).

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Welcome from our Head of School

I am delighted that you are curious about the International School of Bologna (ISB). Since our inception in 2006, we have been serving a future-oriented community of local and international families in Northern Italy.

Our campuses pulsate with positive energy, which translates into a sense of wonder and deep inquiry, broadening perspectives to help our students develop as individuals and make sense of the ever-changing world we live in.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum school we are committed to developing compassionate, open-minded, and critically-thinking individuals who become change agents, ready to take action that can make a positive difference in their local community and beyond.

We are proud to say that students feel happy and thrive at ISB, and I invite you to read on to learn more about our caring school community. Even better if you can visit and see for yourself what makes our learning focus so special.

We would love to welcome you!


Janecke Aarnaes

Head of School




Academic Programs

We are proud to be

Accredited Members of

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

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Council of International Schools

The CIS vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high-quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures, and educators from every corner of the world.

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New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Founded in 1885, the NEASC has been working to establish and maintain high standards for all levels of education longer than any other accreditation agency in the United States.

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Google Reference School

Reference Districts and Schools are recognized by Google for their outstanding use of technology to drive positive learning outcomes. Each has agreed to host visitors on-site, share advice, tips, and best practices, host events, and more.

"IB is well known to us for its excellent preparations. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard.  We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript."

Marlyn McGrath Lewis

Director of Undergraduate Admission

Harvard University

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