Welcome to the Secondary School at the International School of Bologna. The Secondary School is now in its 7th year. It is a very exciting time for us as we have our first cohort of Grade 12 students taking their final DP examinations at the end of this academic year.
Our faculty is highly trained and qualified, passionate about their teaching and committed to ensuring that all students achieve their full potential both academically and personally. We take full advantage of the wealth of art, history and culture available to us in Bologna and the surrounding areas as well as from the diversity of our students.
In the last 7 years we have worked hard to gain MYP (Middle Years Programme) and CIS (Council of International Schools) verification (achieved in early 2014), and in 2015 we were successfully authorised to run the final IB programme, the internationally recognised DP (Diploma Programme). This comprehensive, engaging 2 year university preparatory program is run in over 2300 schools across 141 countries and provides an excellent preparation for universities all over the world as well as here in Italy.
All of our programmes are run in the English language. We at ISB will be able to offer this expertise in English along with a highly challenging, stimulating and internationally recognised curriculum that promotes personal growth, and encourages students to become active global citizens. This will establish the International School of Bologna as a leading contender in educating young people in the Emilia – Romagna region not only as an international school for international pupils but also as an option for Italian pupils already in mainstream Italian schools.
Matthew Thurstan – Secondary school Principal