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International School of Milan is a prestigious private educational institution, the oldest international school in Milan, founded in 1958. It is widely recognized in the region and the country as a whole as an institution with an exceptional quality of education provided. Today, about 1,000 students from almost 70 countries of the world study here. The institution has all the standards - from kindergarten to graduating classes, and at all levels a system of International Baccalaureate (IB) standards has been adopted. Children and adolescents have a unique experience of development in an international environment with broad opportunities for development and self-improvement. Teachers and staff of the institution have an exceptionally high level of qualification and professionally assist in solving all important issues. Pupils show a high level of knowledge and skills, graduates of the senior classes annually enter the best educational institutions of Europe, North America and the whole world. International School of Milan is the best choice for those parents who care for their children and wish them a better future!
International School of Milan offers an educational program for a kindergarten for children from 2 to 4 years old. The kindergarten uses the standards of the prestigious International Baccalaureate program with included topics from the Italian system and is divided into three stages:
The kindergarten curriculum is an integral part of the IB Primary Years program, a prestigious standard used in secondary schools around the world. Children are engaged in small groups in the company of peers under the guidance of experienced teachers, studying:
Flexibility in thinking encourages not only the development of language skills, but also the skills of creative thinking necessary for a successful life in the 21st century. Children learn English from the very beginning of visiting the garden in the context of creative and symbolic game contexts and teacher activities. As the child progresses in the knowledge of English through each year of the program, knowledge is increasingly being developed to ensure the gradual acquisition of the literacy skills required in the transition to primary school. The training system is built on 5 basic elements:
Younger children are considered one of the main groups of the school community, whose contribution is considered undeniable and most serious, since it is in the early childhood that the foundations of the worldview and feeling in this world are laid. The system of education is built on mutually beneficial cooperation of children, parents and teachers, and every child is the "author" of his own way of learning - all his wishes and preferences are taken into account and included in the training system. An important part is close interaction with the environment. For the development process, students, especially the youngest, simply need a learning and full contact with the environment. Carefully planned spaces are organized to support and enrich the experience, to provide time for studying natural materials that are carefully selected and supported by research projects. A specially arranged garden and a park in the school support children's interest in nature.
Due to the exceptional quality of the programs and the high professionalism of the teachers, the children of the kindergarten receive a high level of knowledge and skills, easily transfer to the primary classes.
The cost of training on the programs Early Years (Kindergarten):
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years program at the International School of Milan is an interdisciplinary curriculum with a broad conceptual approach to teaching and learning. This standard is applied in a large number of schools in more than 100 countries. The student and the learning community are at the center of teaching and learning. Thanks to the implementation of the IB curriculum, the primary school strives to build a cultural understanding and an international community of young like-minded people. During the school year, student research is guided by conceptual ideas that are associated with six transdisciplinary themes of global significance. Bridges between subject disciplines are encouraged and developed to create transferable knowledge, understanding and skills. PYP has five main elements:
1) Action. Children should understand that the learning process is a valuable experience aimed at building an intellectual level that can not go away from action and service. Children learn to reflect, to make meaningful choices, to act together with their peers, teachers.
2) Attitudes. Along with the current profile of the student (Learner Profile), educators seek to develop and strengthen a set of approaches that are modeled and discussed during research. Twelve learning approaches give pupils the necessary foundation to be successful students throughout their lives.
3) Key Concepts. Perfect thinking through a unit of research helps children to view topics and problems with the help of various lenses. PYP is built around eight key concepts that are used in all subject areas:
4) Knowledge. The curriculum is based on PYP programs, ongoing research and the needs of the school community. At the beginning of each unit, parents receive a Newsletter that sets out the goals of the unit and explains how parents can support their child to help them in their studies. There are clear tools and evaluation strategies.
5) Skills. In addition to teaching the skills of specific subjects, there are many transdisciplinary skills that students develop, overcoming subject areas and not limiting themselves to one subject. These approaches to training are developed in all divisions.
All teachers and employees have an exceptional level of education and are trained to teach science in accordance with the international baccalaureate standard. Small class sizes and individual support help children solve all emerging issues and receive advice on any topic. Due to the exceptional quality of education and high professionalism, the pupils of the school receive a high overall level of development and knowledge. In addition to lessons, students have the opportunity to spend some time in school after class, doing homework under supervision and with the help of teachers.
The development system includes:
1) Thinking skills:
2) Research skills:
3) Communication skills:
4) Self-management skills:
5) Social skills:
The PYP coordinator sends PYP Curriculum updates to parents and holds regular meetings and seminars to support parents in their understanding of the unique features of PYP. In the elementary school, the curriculum will include important elements of the Italian State Curriculum (Italian State Curriculum) - the components of the Italian Scuola Elementare program are integrated into the international baccalaureate. This is done so that Italian students (and anyone else) can take the elementary school exams according to the national standard (Licenza di Quinta Elementare Exam). Students from other countries do not take these exams without desire or necessity.
Thanks to the exceptional quality of the education provided, primary school pupils receive a high level of knowledge and skills and easily pass to the next level.
Tuition fees for Elementary School programs:
In the middle classes of the International School of Milan, the Middle Years Program is conducted, which is the next step in the continuous standard of international baccalaureate education (IB). MYP is built on the fundamentals acquired in the primary school, encouraging learners to be independent, a global world understanding and the ability to learn throughout life. Schoolchildren receive a rich curriculum that is comprehensive and complex and aims at creating a solid foundation in subject areas, as well as in several foreign languages. Skills develop along with knowledge, and students become thoughtful, creative and valuable members of the international and Italian communities. Teachers have exceptionally high qualifications and experience, help adolescents in solving problems of any complexity.
Some elements of the Italian state curriculum in the Scuola Media Program standard are embedded in the education system: this is done so that Italian students can take the necessary courses in the internal school curriculum and take the National State Exams. Foreign students studying at the International School of Milan may not take Italian exams if they do not have this need or need. The MYP curriculum is organized around eight traditional subject areas:
Each week, 35 lessons of 50 minutes plus 2 hours for individual training, enrichment or visits to the library, in some subjects special double lessons are held. Students can stay after class and do homework under the supervision of teachers. The high level of training and the exceptional quality of the provided programs determine the success of the pupils. Students go to high school, having a large supply of knowledge and skills, and easily choose the directions for which they want to develop.
Tuition fees for programs Middle Years Program (Secondary School):
International School of Milan offers adolescents from all over the world exceptionally high-quality training in high school standards. The full course of high school lasts 4 years and is divided into two stages:
Successful completion of the full course of the senior school allows you to get a prestigious and sought after diploma, which gives ample opportunities and advantages for admission to universities. Graduates of the senior school of the International School of Milan achieve significant success in educational and professional activities and in various fields, which once again proves the universality, universality and exceptional quality of the programs.
The cost of training in the High School Program (High School)
International School of Milan offers teenagers from any country of the world a popular and demanded graduate program in accordance with the IB standard - one of the most prestigious standards of school education available all over the world. The Diploma Program (IB DP) is a unique program aimed at providing the highest level of knowledge and comprehensive development. A distinctive feature of the school is that it successfully prepares graduates on this standard since 1987, and during this time the most talented students came out of its walls. Every third graduate gets 38 points or more - this result is considered a benchmark for admission to the highest level in the leading universities in the world. These results are especially impressive, given that the school accepts students for the final program, not only for academic merit. It is believed that as many young people as possible should have access to this training program, and therefore come to the IB have a variety of applicants.
Also during the training, teachers and specialists pay attention not only to academic development and raising the level of knowledge in academic disciplines, but also to broad spiritual and moral development: awareness and curiosity, concern for surrounding people and the world, empathy. Adolescents learn intercultural understanding, openness and respect for others' opinions.
The program is designed as six academic areas around the central core and encourages parallel learning of a wide range of academic areas:
Items are divided into 6 large groups, from the list of which are selected those that are needed:
It is this wide range of issues that makes IB Diploma a very demanding training course designed for effective preparation of students for entering university and for success in life. In each of the academic areas, students have the flexibility to choose - they can choose topics that are particularly interesting for them and for which they may wish to continue their studies at the university. Three subjects (maybe four) are taken at a higher level (HL), and the rest are taken at the standard level (SL) (HL are studied in greater depth and breadth than SL). At both levels, many skills develop, especially critical thinking and analysis.
All schoolchildren actively participate in the three components that make up the basis of the "hexagon". Reflection of all this activity is the principle underlying the thinking underlying the graduation program. Components:
For each of the 6 subjects studied, the final exam is taken. In addition, to obtain a diploma, you must write and defend an extended essay, as well as complete all the work on the courses "Theory of Knowledge" and "Creativity, Activity, Service."
Students receive broad support for development in the field of higher education and careers and undergo special classes to familiarize themselves with the rules and principles of admission to universities, the basics of proper application and completion of documents, the rules for submitting a resume and the skills of initial promotion through the training and career ladder. The school has many partners in different countries of the world, which helps students to get acquainted with a variety of universities and colleges, receive professional advice and support on any issues. Regularly arranged special fairs and reviews of directions and specialties, employees of universities and companies come to the educational institution with lectures and speeches. The close partnership of the school helps adolescents to choose a suitable university and specialty, and they allow them to better prepare for the admission process. The partner universities of the International School of Milan include:
4. The Netherlands:
A number of partner institutions also exist in other countries:
Tuition fees for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) (High School, Senior School):
Founded in 1958, Milan International School is the city’s oldest school, and the newly built state-of-the-art campus is well equipped to provide a safe, inspiring environment for students. The educational institution is located just a few kilometers from the center of Milan, well located in terms of sightseeing, tours of the exciting vibrant city.
The summer course offers an exceptional experience for all participants: to develop creative skills, to be inspired by the work of the leading designers of the city. All programs combine language lessons available on campus, beyond.
The institution has a residence for children and adolescents from 14 to 18 years old, it was recently opened (in 2018) and has an exceptional level of equipment:
Nutrition is organized at the highest level: day school students usually have lunch at school, and those living on campus receive a full three meals a day.
Price (per year):
At all levels of training there is a system of active extra-curricular activities, including sports, creativity, various activities and excursions. Thanks to the high level of preparation, many pupils subsequently achieve great success. Kinds of sports:
The campus of the establishment is located in the heart of Milan and meets the best international standards:
The academic year is divided into semesters:
Tuition fees (per year):
1) Early Years (Kindergarten):
2) Elementary School:
3) Middle Years Program:
4) Diploma Program:
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