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Gentium Schola Opitergium (International School of Talents)

Address: Viale Brandolini 6 31046
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Description Gentium Schola Opitergium (International School of Talents)

  • Location: Oderzo, Italy
  • Age of students: 15-18 years
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The unique Italian school Gentium Schola Opitergium (School in Italy International School of Talents) - International School of Talents - offers effective teaching in English in a hospitable, beautiful Italy. The educational institution is open to foreigners from all over the world: the main training program here is International Baccalaureate, which allows graduates to enter any university worldwide - the IB certificate is highly valued. The school occupies a part of the campus of the prestigious Italian college of Brandolini-Rota (Collegio Brandolini-Rota) in the commune of Oderzo (Venice region): students of Gentium Schola Opitergium can also use some facilities in the territory of Collegio Brandolini-Rota.

The educational approach in Gentium Schola Opitergium is based on individual, personal attitude to each student as a unique, distinctive and independent personality with a set of talents and abilities. Students are given a sufficient degree of freedom: they can make a curriculum and choose their own priority subjects to facilitate their admission to selected universities and colleges around the world. Teachers never impose their views and views on anyone, they are attentive to the thoughts and opinions of students, creating a comfortable and productive environment for the education and development of children.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Gentium Schola Opitergium (International School of Talents)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16-18
from 16 000 € / semester

IB (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program)

The popular and widespread IB program (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) was developed in Switzerland for full-fledged preparation of high school students (16-18 years) for training in the chosen college or university - today almost all leading universities of the world accept this diploma.

The duration of the course is 2 academic years (6 trimesters). Applicants must confirm high academic performance (especially in English and mathematics), provide positive characteristics from the previous place of study + motivation letter and finish 10 classes of secondary school. The English language level must be at least 5.5 on the IELTS scale or 71 on the TOEFL iBT.

The course prepares students for effective training on the IB program: develops their academic, personal and leadership skills, critical and analytical thinking, independence and responsibility, socially adapts them to a new domestic, linguistic and cultural environment. The IB program can be taught in English, French or Spanish: some disciplines (mother tongue, national and world literature) can be read in the pupil's native language. For the convenience of drawing up the curriculum, all directions and subjects are divided into 6 thematic blocks:

  • Foreign language + literature (at the choice of the student)
  • Mother tongue + world literature
  • Mathematics
  • Social and human sciences: information technology, psychology, history, business courses, geography, economics, philosophy
  • Natural science courses: ecology, biology, physics, chemistry
  • Additional disciplines: at the choice of the student - one subject from the previous blocks or art and creativity (music, theater and drama, design and technology).

In total, each student chooses 5-6 disciplines. Each selected subject can be studied at two levels of difficulty:

  • Standard level: 150 hours for study - the first lessons are devoted to the introduction of discipline, mastering the basics
  • Higher level: 240 hours for study - deeper and more thorough training, requiring basic luggage, key knowledge of the subject, more training modules and harder exams.

Additionally, all students attend mandatory courses:

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) - general theory of knowledge
  • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) - "Creativity, action, service"

In fact, it teaches students to learn: teachers introduce students to various methods of cognition, methods of rapid and effective development, understanding and memorizing materials, independent work. A large number of seminars and discussions are provided, during which students learn to conduct a constructive dialogue, express their point of view, hear their opponent and choose the right arguments.

Extra-curricular activities, which are taken into account as part of basic achievement. Manifestation of creative thinking and employment in art studios, sports competitions and tournaments, charitable and volunteer, environmental actions - all this is taken into account in the standings in this direction.

In addition, every student should write an academic essay (volume from 4000 words) to the end of the IB program: this serves as an excellent training of academic writing, information analysis and the ability to work with various sources.

At the end of the IB course, students take exams for each chosen subject. The maximum score is 7, that is, for the entire course you can get 43 points + 3 points for additional electives = 45 points. To receive a diploma, the student must score at least 24 points (not less than 3 points for each of the selected disciplines).

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen program and the year of study, the age of the student (the price is indicated for 1 person for the academic year, together with accommodation and meals at the full board):

  • 9th grade = 22500 €
  • 10th grade = 23500 €
  • Graduation classes (IB) = 27500 €.

This amount includes training on the program, accommodation and meals (+ bed linen, but not towels), medical insurance, transfer in both directions.

Annual
15-16
from 16 000 € / semester

Preparation for IB (Pre-IB).

The course for students of 15-16 years, designed for 1 academic year: it will help foreign students, including students from Russia, to prepare for effective training in a complex program of International Baccalaureate (IB). Such training is necessary if you want to enter the schools of Great Britain, USA, Switzerland, Austria and Germany, Canada and France - IB in all these countries is very common.

The academic part consists of studying the main list of subjects that will be offered at IB:

  • foreign languages
  • English
  • art and creativity
  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • biology
  • humanities, social sciences.

At the end of the year the students take the final tests - they determine the level of success and achievement of each student, his readiness to switch to the main IB program. Tests identify strengths and weaknesses, gaps in knowledge and train teachers to quickly fill in these gaps.

In addition, children are prepared for IB in cultural, psychological, social terms: develop their academic skills and abilities, help them integrate into the new academic and linguistic environment, learn to enjoy extra activities, recreational extra-curricular activities, and adapt to life on campus.

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen program and the year of study, the age of the student (the price is indicated for 1 person for the academic year, together with accommodation and meals at the full board):

  • 9th grade = 22500 €
  • 10th grade = 23500 €
  • Graduation classes (IB) = 27500 €.

This amount includes training on the program, accommodation and meals (+ bed linen, but not towels), medical insurance, transfer in both directions.

  • Age of students: 15-17 years
  • Dates: 9 June - 7 July (minimum check-in - 2 weeks).

Summer Camp Gentium Schola Opitergium for talented students from all over the world is the best opportunity to spend summer vacations with pleasure and benefit! Doing your favorite thing in the company of new friends from around the world, you can quickly improve the skills of a foreign language (you can learn English or Italian): an international atmosphere, small classes and a rich extracurricular program only help academic, language progress.

As a language course, each student can choose for themselves Italian or English: the intensity of the lessons is universal, 20 hours a week - there will be enough time for rest, communication, excursions and entertainment. For the students there will also be opened special thematic laboratories-workshops that will not only help you have fun, but also give you the opportunity to learn something new:

  • Culinary and confectionery: learn how to prepare traditional Italian dishes and desserts
  • Musical (conducted in English): music from all over the world, active learning of listening and speaking by performing songs in English
  • Art (including mosaic and graffiti)
  • Sports: basketball, football, volleyball, tennis and other team games.

All children live in the residences of Gentium Schola Opitergium: they are offered comfortable private rooms with bathrooms, necessary furniture and household appliances, access to high-speed WiFi, and boarding (minimum three meals a day).

The cost of staying in the summer camp of Gentium Schola Opitergium is:

  • 1 week = 1800 €
  • 2 weeks = 2900 €
  • 3 weeks = 3700 €
  • 4 weeks = 4000 €.

This price includes:

  • educational language program (20 hours a week)
  • educational books, manuals and materials
  • accommodation and meals (full board, private room with private bathroom)
  • access to the Internet and WiFi
  • excursions and activities, leisure program
  • round trip (airports Marco Polo Venezia and Canova Treviso)
  • basic medical insurance
  • 24-hour childcare and a full guarantee of their safety and comfort.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer (from / to other airports)
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).
  • Age of students: 15-17 years
  • Dates: 9 June - 7 July (minimum check-in - 2 weeks).

Summer Camp Gentium Schola Opitergium for talented students from all over the world is the best opportunity to spend summer vacations with pleasure and benefit! Doing your favorite thing in the company of new friends from around the world, you can quickly improve the skills of a foreign language (you can learn English or Italian): an international atmosphere, small classes and a rich extracurricular program only help academic, language progress.

As a language course, each student can choose for themselves Italian or English: the intensity of the lessons is universal, 20 hours a week - there will be enough time for rest, communication, excursions and entertainment. For the students there will also be opened special thematic laboratories-workshops that will not only help you have fun, but also give you the opportunity to learn something new:

  • Culinary and confectionery: learn how to prepare traditional Italian dishes and desserts
  • Musical (conducted in English): music from all over the world, active learning of listening and speaking by performing songs in English
  • Art (including mosaic and graffiti)
  • Sports: basketball, football, volleyball, tennis and other team games.

All children live in the residences of Gentium Schola Opitergium: they are offered comfortable private rooms with bathrooms, necessary furniture and household appliances, access to high-speed WiFi, and boarding (minimum three meals a day).

The cost of staying in the summer camp of Gentium Schola Opitergium is:

  • 1 week = 1800 €
  • 2 weeks = 2900 €
  • 3 weeks = 3700 €
  • 4 weeks = 4000 €.

This price includes:

  • educational language program (20 hours a week)
  • educational books, manuals and materials
  • accommodation and meals (full board, private room with private bathroom)
  • access to the Internet and WiFi
  • excursions and activities, leisure program
  • round trip (airports Marco Polo Venezia and Canova Treviso)
  • basic medical insurance
  • 24-hour childcare and a full guarantee of their safety and comfort.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer (from / to other airports)
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Accommodation and food

Students (especially foreign students) are offered places in a cozy, comfortable residence directly on the territory of the Gentium Schola Opitergium: this is a large two-story building 100 meters from the main building, in the middle of a huge green, well-tended park. Round-the-clock with children there are qualified educators and administrators who monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, form a comfortable atmosphere and help children with the solution of any emerging issues.

The school day of students begins with a rise at 7 am: breakfasts, lunches and dinners are delivered to students directly into the rooms, and on weekends, the rise and breakfast are held a little later than usual. The menu is carefully developed and certified by dietitians (including invited), it often changes and always includes fresh seasonal products. On the preliminary separate request, it is possible to organize a special (dietary) diet.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: art, business, English, history, Italian language, Marketing management, maths, music, philosophy, physics, Spanish, World literature

Events Gentium Schola Opitergium (International School of Talents)

Students are offered a huge selection of sports, physical activity and recreation:

  • Martial arts
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Dancing (various directions)
  • Yoga
  • Mountain bike (mountain bike) and much, much more.

For them, at leisure, there are various studios of creativity and art, language and academic clubs, interesting excursions, hikes and walks.

Equipment Gentium Schola Opitergium (International School of Talents)

At school, the pupils have everything they need, which may be necessary for study, living and leisure:

  • modern comfortable residence (includes media center and one of the libraries)
  • spacious, bright classes, lecture halls and lectures with interactive and computer equipment
  • common dining room
  • green large park for rest, picnics, walks
  • Catholic Church
  • scientific and practical laboratories (physical, computer classes, linguistics with linguaphone equipment)
  • studios for creativity and art: music, styles and fashion, confectionery, painting, drawing and ceramics
  • huge multi-purpose sports hall
  • football field
  • Treadmills and tracks for athletics
  • halls for judo and martial arts
  • outdoor tennis courts
  • volleyball courts
  • basketball courts
  • own theater
  • Natural History Museum - with thousands of exhibits
  • huge library: more than 25 thousand volumes + electronic resources and periodicals
  • unique platform-transformers, quickly adapting to the needs of a specific event, games or exhibitions.

Near the campus, you can also find a horse riding club with its own stables, an indoor swimming pool, and soon the infrastructure will be expanded with its own school observatory and archaeological park.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen program and the year of study, the age of the student (the price is indicated for 1 person for the academic year, together with accommodation and meals at the full board):

  • 9th grade = 22500 €
  • 10th grade = 23500 €
  • Graduation classes (IB) = 27500 €.

This amount includes training on the program, accommodation and meals (+ bed linen, but not towels), medical insurance, transfer in both directions.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid separately:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable) = 250 €
  • Contribution to school development (paid together with the registration fee) = 750 €
  • Deposit for the safety of school property
  • Residency Taxes
  • Examination Boards
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Program for the Study of the Native Language
  • Lessons in English as a Foreign Language (EAL)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional): skiing, horse riding, excursions, music lessons, etc.
  • Rent a computer or laptop
  • Uniforms for sports training
  • Entrance fees to selected college / university
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance (dentistry)
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 250 EUR
  • Application Fee 2000 EUR
  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Medical insurance

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Each student applying for a seat in the Gentium Schola Opitergium must provide the admission committee with the following documents:

  • A report card with grades from the previous school for the last 2 years (plus the assessment of the interim examinations for the current and previous year)
  • official description (on the form and with the stamp of the former school)
  • a short essay on a given topic (topics are approved and distributed annually), written in English
  • correctly completed registration form
  • receipt for payment of the registration fee (250 €)
  • copy of passport
  • all kinds of certificates, awards and diplomas received in any field of activity (including extracurricular and volunteer).

After the successful enrollment and confirmation of the reservation of the place, you will also need to send also:

  • signed training contract
  • confirmation of payment (including additional fees)
  • complete medical history, including chronic diseases, vaccinations, information on medications taken
  • completed school form (includes a preliminary selection of subjects for the curriculum, priority non-academic directions and circles)
  • full school history, starting from the 1st grade (achievements and warnings, successes, letters of commendation, encouragement, etc.).

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Gentium Schola Opitergium (International School of Talents) reviews

Antonella Montesano
Vorrei ricevere informazione sulla scuola per mia figlia de 15 anni (9) Grazie Antonella
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Smapse
Good afternoon, Antonella! What are your questions regarding the school? Our specialists will be happy to help you with school enrollment. Regards, Smaps
Sofia
Is it possible to participate in the summer camp for children who turn 15 in 2019, but not yet at the time of the camp?
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Smapse
Good afternoon, Sophia! Yes, the school accepts students from 14 years old on summer programs. Regards, Smaps

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