Between the period of September 2013 and March 2014, the International School of Bologna undertook a major assessment of its academic programmes, resources that support learning, governance structures, and support for student life in preparation for a CIS accreditation visit. This extensive evaluation was used to define the school’s strategic planning framework to ensure that ISB proactively planned for the future. The Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019 represents an update of the original plan and is based on the outcome of the CIS Progress Report submitted in January 2016. The plans resulting from this study reflect the school’s commitment to the continued development of ISB as a center of excellence in international, student-centered education and a place where professional conversations about the future of education in both the Italian and international contexts will take place. The Strategic Plan 2016 -2019 is about continuity. Firstly, it honors ISB’s influence, since 2004, on the lives of the students, alumni and alumni families through educating students with the essential skills and knowledge required to make an active contribution as they take their place in our ever-evolving global society. The Plan is also about potential. ISB values and seeks to develop inquiry-based learning, self-direction, creative problem solving, collaborative and experiential educational experiences. The Strategic Plan is divided into two parts: the first is a review of our mission, vision and supporting statements; the second outlines plans for four areas that have been identified as fundamental to strengthening the future of ISB. These areas are: developing a world class facility; developing and retaining a strong and dynamic teaching team; honoring diversity within the community; and forming an inclusive community. The evaluation process has provided focus for the development of relevant goals and school wide action plans that will support the school’s ambition to fulfill its mission, to fully utilize its unique location and context, and to be recognized as one of the leading international schools in Italy and Europe.