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2019-11-07 00:07:29

Schools in Italy for foreign students

Schools in Italy for foreign students

Leading schools in Italy for foreign students

The prestige of secondary education in Italy is recognized worldwide. A foreign student can undergo effective academic education and receive an international certificate, get acquainted with the main attractions of Italy.

Educational traditions in Italy have been formed over several centuries. Italy is assigned the status of a world leader in the field of:

  • painting
  • design
  • music
  • art history.

Italian system of primary and secondary education

In the system of full school education there are 3 stages:

  • Elementary School - Duration of study is 5 years
  • Stage 1 of high school - lasts 3 years
  • The second stage of high school - the education period lasts 5 years.

Leading private boarding schools and international schools in Italy accept foreign students: after the 8th, 9th or 10th grade of the school, you can enroll in a course program or a British / American program.

How is the placement of foreign teenagers organized for the period of secondary education in Italy?

Students are offered 2 types of accommodation in elite high schools in Italy:

  • Host family
  • School residence.

Host families are carefully selected. At the age of 11-13, a foreign student can already live in a school residence on a full board or half board basis. On a half board he lives at school for 5 days and stays in the family on weekends. Reports on student achievements are sent regularly to the child’s parents.

Educational programs in primary and secondary schools in Italy

  • From 6 to 11 years old, foreign teenagers are taught arithmetic, reading, writing, drawing, music, a foreign language in Italy's elementary school . On an optional basis, it is possible to study religion. After passing the educational program, students pass exams and are given diploma di licenza elementare.
  • Foreign teenagers from 11 to 14 years of age are taught mathematics, science, geography, history, music, Italian and foreign languages, and art.
  • In high school, students aged 14-18 are given the opportunity to choose an educational program: standard, profile or preparatory course. The chosen profile of education largely determines the future specialization of the student.

Distinctive features of education after 8-10 classes in the secondary schools of Italy

Within the walls of prestigious secondary boarding schools in Italy there is modern infrastructure equipment, classes are held in small classrooms, which ensures the application of an individual approach to education. In addition, students are given the opportunity to choose additional courses for passing. The educational process in Italy's secondary schools is aimed at comprehensive personal and physical development, the disclosure of the creative abilities of each student.

Upon completion of education, certificates are issued to graduates, but Italy’s secondary schools do not independently issue their own matriculation certificates - only passing standard state exams allows you to get a certificate of the appropriate sample.

The main advantages of studying in high school in Italy for foreign students

  • Italy holds a leading position in terms of the quality of educational services in the field of fashion and design.
  • Italian secondary schools do not provide for the passing of standard annual exams for students - written exams are taken only at the time of transition to a new stage of education.
  • Accessibility in Italy
  • Foreign students can receive effective pre-university education
  • Excellent conditions for quick and painless adaptation to the new linguistic and cultural environment.

Tuition at leading schools in Italy

The cost of studying in a private high school in Italy varies from 7,000 to 9,000 per year.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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