Welcome from 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. 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 programs, and the quality of the faculty that delivers them, ISB’s diverse community enhances the richness of 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 believed to be 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 programs at ISB is to aim high.

Fabio Corvaglia

Meet Our Staff

We are more than sixty-five people working for the everyday operation of ISB

Here are some of our principal figures:

Rachel Burgess

Primary School Principal

Neil Walton

Secondary School Principal

Filippo Testoni

Business Manager

Helen Exler

MYP Coordinator

Nazanin Nikanjam

IB Diploma Coordinator

Pio Fabriziani

Technology Director

Susan Lassiter

School Secretary

Olivia Cremin

Admission Director

Anita Ostergaard

Early Years Coordinator

Maria Girasoli

EAL Coordinator

Maartje Koster


Mina Urosevic

Transition Support Teacher

Eimear Hurley

Kinder Teacher

Francesca Cantagalli

Kinder Support Teacher

Tasha Wahl

Reception Teacher

Mari Krog

Reception Support Teacher

Sian Charlesworth

Grade 1 Teacher

Alexandra Tuenter

Grade 2 Teacher

Sarah Gretsy

Grade 3 Teacher

David Park

Grade 4 Teacher

Jane Sedgwick

Grade 5 & Elementary Leader

Laurence Hicks


Alex Lloyd

English & Digital Design

Maija Makela

Music Teacher

Miriam Greaves

Art Teacher

Christine Ricci


Silvia Bedodi

Italian Mother Tongue

Julie Valèry

French Teacher

Sara Diaz Gonzalez

Spanish Teacher

Nikolaos Michas

Science & Physics

Lara DelimelkonoÄ

Math Teacher

Emma Dixon


Arianna Candiotto

Italian Teacher

Saba Saeedi

Business Management

Rachel Mullen

EAL Learning Support Ass.

Kristen De Graaf

Visual Arts

Federica Martelli

Italian Teacher

Rita Kosmidou

Learning Support Specialist

Mariel Reid

Individuals & Societies

Domenico Prudenzano

Chemistry, Science & Math






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International School of Bologna S.r.l.

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Tel: +39 051 644 9954

Email: info@isbologna.com


Via della Libertà 2,

40123 Bologna, Italy

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