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International School of Como

Address: Via Adda, 25, 22073 Fino Mornasco CO, Italy
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description International School of Como

The Young International School of Como (Private School in Como) was opened in 2002: it is almost a unique case when a new educational institution was formed by an initiative group of parents and interested teachers. Since real estate and work in the district of the famous Lake Como is gaining popularity among international students, the question arises more often where is it possible to teach children in Como? And the International School of Como (Private School in Como) - is an excellent option.

From the outset, the international school trusted the best specialists (teachers, curators, educators, administrators) invited from Milan. In just 14 years the school has grown and earned an excellent reputation, becoming an important player in the education market not only in Italy, but throughout Europe. They seek to create truly educated and cosmopolitan personalities, ready to live in a dynamic modern world, develop intellectual, social and emotional skills, prepare students from all over the world for a successful career and life. In the junior and middle classes, the International School of Como learns about 200 children, and high school graduates follow the pattern of the international IB program: it does not restrict them in choosing a university, as it is highly rated around the world.

  • In 2006, the International School of Como was accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization for the Primary Years Program (Primary Years Program)
  • The Middle Years Program was opened in 2009
  • Accreditation for summer programs for secondary school students was received in 2012
  • Since 2016, the senior classes, the program of preparation for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and admission to world universities are provided. 

Students of junior classes and the first stages of secondary school (before Middle Years Program 3) wear a uniform uniform: the school works with an official supplier, where there are samples of any size for each child.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in International School of Como

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Primary classes (PYP, Primary Years Program)

This course has already been successfully taught in more than 100 countries around the world, and the International School of Como has bravely embraced the experience of foreign colleagues. This course is transdisciplinary, that is, all subjects for young schoolchildren are taught not in isolation, but in connection with each other: thus, children easily and more firmly remember information, learn to search for logical and cause-effect relationships, actively develop critical, analytical thinking.

The course conditionally includes 5 blocks, harmoniously combined with each other:

  • Active learning (development of a desire for knowledge, for self-education and development)
  • Relations (attention to the psychological mood of children and their emotional health, the development of relations between students)
  • Key ideas (they are built on 8 basic principles of any research: form, function, cause, change, connection with other things, perspectivity, responsibility, reflection)
  • Knowledge (clearly defined plans, goals and objectives of each lesson, course, training program, adherence to the intended path)
  • Skills (academic, linguistic, sociocultural and others).

The cost of training depends on the age of the child and its corresponding class, program (prices are per 1 person for 1 academic year):

  • Pre-school education (Early Years) = 11940 €
  • 1 class = 15300 €
  • 2-5 grades = 17160 €.
Annual
11-16
from 25 000 € / year

Middle Classes: Middle Years Program (MYP)

This educational stage is intended for children of 11-16 years old and is divided into 5 periods (MYP 1-5). Upon completion of MYP, students tend to move to the development of the IB program and are preparing to enter the world's universities.

Teachers closely follow not only academic success, but also the moral and psychological state of the students. Adolescence is one of the most problematic and complex: children can develop complexes, a sense of insecurity in themselves and their own strengths that will hamper them in development. Teachers of the International School of Como stimulate and inspire their wards every day, instilling in them a craving for knowledge and self-improvement.

The program is bilingual (English + Italian), and the training course includes the study of several foreign languages. MYP 1-2 are based on the Italian school course Scuola Media, to help students easily pass exams in Italian.

The cost of training depends on the age of the child and its corresponding class, program (prices are per 1 person for 1 academic year):

  • 6th grade = 18360 €
  • 7-8 classes (MYP1-2-3) = 18600 €
  • 9-10 classes (MYP4-5, 14-16 years, preparation for IB) = 19950 €.
Annual
16-18
from 25 000 € / year

High School, IB Diploma Program

For senior high school students (16-18 years old), the International School of Como offers an international program called International Baccalaureate (IB): this Swiss course has long been widely distributed and recognized around the world, and highly-regarded IB certificates enable students to enter universities anywhere in the world. A certificate with fairly high scores can even save an applicant from additional admission tests when enrolling in a university.

The curriculum includes 6 basic, key subjects: 3 are studied at a standard level of complexity, 3 - on a more advanced, in-depth. It can be a variety of disciplines: foreign languages, mathematics and exact sciences (at several levels), natural sciences, arts, literature, public and humanitarian courses.

The cost of training depends on the age of the child and its corresponding class, program (prices are per 1 person for 1 academic year):

  • 9-10 classes (MYP4-5, 14-16 years, preparation for IB) = 19950 €
  • IB Diploma Program (16-18 years) = 21000 €.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals for each child is an everyday important concern for the International School of Como (note that lunch at the school is paid additionally, meals are not allowed from the house). The ration is supervised by a qualified chef who uses only fresh, quality products that have been tested and carefully selected personally. On special pre-request, you can organize special diets: for medical or religious preferences, for allergy sufferers, low-calorie or gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian menus.

Events International School of Como

Students are strongly encouraged to pursue comprehensive development - numerous creative, sports, intellectual and scientific clubs thrive throughout the school throughout the year. Each student will be able to find suitable employment for himself to develop his personal talents, abilities and brightly show his own potential:

  • drama and theater, acting skills
  • football
  • rugby
  • programming, web design and coding
  • the photo
  • ceramics and sculpture
  • Historical club
  • Writers Club
  • community of Italian culture
  • a circle of the Mandarin language (the most common dialect of Chinese)
  • judo
  • choreography
  • singing
  • playing a musical instrument and much, much more.

Usually, extra-curricular sections are open from Monday to Thursday after classes, from about 15 to 17 p.m.

Equipment International School of Como

Today, the school campus occupies about 9000 square meters and is constantly expanding, modernizing and improving, all technologies and equipment represent the most advanced scientific developments. So, each student gets personal use of the iPad and uses it as an integrated educational resource, and middle and senior students are also provided with personal laptops with Internet access. All classes are equipped with interactive whiteboards, electronic and office equipment, air conditioning systems, they are light and comfortable.

The local scientific department is well equipped - here you can conduct innovative research in the field of physics, biology and chemistry. The sports infrastructure is not falling behind in quality and development: children are provided with modern equipment, areas with high-quality coverage and lighting.

Term dates and fees

Pay attention to public holidays and weekends, according to which the school does not work:

  • December 8
  • 21 December to 5 January
  • February 19-23
  • 30 March-6 April
  • 25th of April
  • 30 April - 1 May.

Students finish their studies on June 22 - this is the last school day of each year.

The cost of studying depends on the age of the child and its corresponding class, program (prices are per 1 person for 1 academic year):

  • Pre-school education (Early Years) = 11940 €
  • 1 class = 15300 €
  • 2-5 grades = 17160 €
  • 6th grade = 18360 €
  • 7-8 classes (MYP1-2-3) = 18600 €
  • 9-10 classes (MYP4-5, 14-16 years, preparation for IB) = 19950 €
  • IB Diploma Program (16-18 years) = 21000 €.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = 1250 €
  • Examination Boards
  • Tuition fee (for new students, one-time) = 2000 €
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional): English as a foreign language course (EAL) = 3800 € / year
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Lanchi = 1250 € / year
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • 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) 2100 EUR
  • Application Fee 1250 EUR

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

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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