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International School of Siena

Address: Str. di Basciano, 53035 Monteriggioni SI, Italy
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Description International School of Siena

  • Year of foundation: 1958 (foundation of the ISE network), 2010 (opening of the school in Siena)
  • Location: Siena, Siena Province, Tuscany region, Italy
  • Age of students: from 2 to 6 years (kindergarten), from 6 to 19 years
  • Type of Institution: Private International School
  • Language of instruction: English (basic), Italian (optional)
  • Type of training: joint.
  • International School of Siena is a prestigious international school opened in 2010 in Siena and is part of the ISE network, known for its exceptional level of education and quality of programs. The institution has accreditation and approval from the relevant organizations and authorities, is one of the official schools of the International Baccalaureate (IB) and conducts training on high international standards developed by the organization.Today more than 25 countries of the world are studying here, and with each the number of those wishing to enroll in the school is only growing.

    Thanks to the exceptional quality of the programs and the professionalism of the teachers, the pupils of the school demonstrate a high level of development, skills and knowledge that are successfully used in studies and life. In addition to the actual academic knowledge, children and adolescents develop sports and creative skills, receive significant assistance in adaptation. The school is located in the small town of Siena, almost half the population of which are students (about 20,000 of the 54,000) and which has the perpetual charm of small towns with beautiful architecture and a rich history.

    International School of Siena is the choice for those parents who care about the health and well-being of their child and wish him a better future!

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

    Program name
    from 9 425 € / year

    Program Early Years (Kindergarten)

  • Age: from 2 to 4 years
  • Standard: IB Program (IB Primary Years Program)
  • The daily form of training.
  • International School of Siena provides unique and high-quality training programs for children from any country in the world, starting from the age of 2 years. The full time of the kindergarten is 3 years, and it is divided into three stages:

  • Prekindergarden. Age: 2 years. Preparatory training year
  • Kindergarden. Age: 3 years. Standard year of development
  • Transition. 4 years. Development and preparation for entering the school.
  • The curriculum is conducted according to the standards of the International Baccalaureate of Primary Years (IB Primary Years Program), which in itself is a guarantor of quality. Also, the educational system includes the standard of the Italian educational system (Scuola d'infanzia), so that students can receive both Italian and international education. Classes are built around 5 main sections that are related to each other:

  • Action
  • Attitudes
  • Key Concepts
  • Knowledge
  • Skills (skills).
  • The pupils of the kindergarten receive all the necessary assistance and support: thanks to the small size of the groups, teachers can give each child maximum attention and carry out an individual support system. Children learn to make the right choice, are not afraid to act, take responsibility for their actions. Kindergartners have a special place in the hierarchy of the school, they are given special care, since it is during this period that an active process of cognition of the surrounding world and its place in it is taking place. The educational system builds a unique system of mutual support between the student, his parents and teachers, which allows him to stay in touch constantly, exchange observations and help each other in solving various issues. Children are active participants in the educational process, their preferences and wishes are always taken into account.

    In kindergarten there is an active system of language support - from the first days of education children immerse themselves in the language environment and constantly learn something new. Teachers and language specialists have a high level of skills and rich experience in working with children, therefore they present their knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere, in the form of interesting games and activities. With the passage of time and taking into account the development of the child, tasks and topics become more complicated, and by the end of the kindergarten small pupils already have a sufficiently high level of development. For Italian children and all those who wish, it is possible to study Italian. In addition to academic, sporting and creative development, children are actively involved in interaction with the environment and nature, which is an important part of the education system - they learn to cherish nature and preserve it, to comprehend the place of man on the planet and his responsibility.

    Thanks to the exceptional quality of education and high standards, the Department of Early Childhood Education at the International School of Siena provides a high level of development, skills and knowledge - children understand the world around them and easily move to primary school.

    The cost of training on the programs Early Years (Kindergarten):

  • Prekindergarden: from 9000 € / year
  • Kindergarden: from 9000 € / year
  • Transition: from 9500 € / year.
  • Annual
    from 13 100 £ / year

    Program Elementary School (Elementary School)

  • Age: from 5 to 10 years
  • Classes: 1 through 6
  • Standard: IB Primary Years Program
  • The daily form of training.
  • International School of Siena provides children from any country of the world with quality and prestigious education programs at the primary school level (grades 1-6). To enter the school you need to have the appropriate level of knowledge and to know English. IB Primary Years Program is one of the best training programs in the world, which successfully operates in different countries of the world, so every year more and more children are trained on this standard. The curriculum is built around several subject areas, thanks to the successful work on which the knowledge, skills and skills necessary for the learning process and life planning are developed. The sections around which the program is built include:

  • Action. Development of skills for action and serving the community, reflection, decision-making and teamwork
  • Attitudes. Training 12 special approaches that will teach children to learn and use for the rest of their lives
  • Key Ideas. Each discipline and theme is viewed from different perspectives, concepts help to get to the very essence of things and phenomena (Ideas: Form: How it looks? Function: How it works? Reasons: Why so? Change: how does it change over time? Connection: how does this relate to other things? Perspective: What are the points of view? Responsibility: What is our responsibility? Reflection: How will we know?)
  • Knowledge. Providing the fundamental basis of science and knowledge
  • Skills. A broad and comprehensive development of skills and abilities that are of great importance not only for learning, but also for further life.
  • Schoolchildren are brought up in the spirit of internationalism and interpenetration of cultures, respect for each other and society as a whole. Teachers and staff have a high level of skills and build a cozy atmosphere in classrooms, pay maximum attention to each student. Due to the high quality of the educational programs, children in the primary school acquire a whole range of skills:

    1) Thinking skills:

  • Acquisition of
  • Understanding
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Evaluation
  • Dialectics
  • Meta-cognition (thinking about thinking).
  • 2) Research skills:

  • Formulation of the problem
  • Observation
  • Planning
  • Collection and recording of data
  • Organization and interpretation of data
  • Presentation of the results.
  • 3) Communication skills:

  • Listening
  • Conversation
  • Reading
  • Written speech
  • Non-verbal communication.
  • 4) Self-management skills:

  • Awareness
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Security
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Behavior rules.
  • 5) Social skills:

  • Acceptance of responsibility
  • Respect for others
  • Cooperation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Adoption of group decisions.
  • To ensure that the learning process is convenient for Italian participants, the school, in parallel with the IB Primary Years Program, has the standards of the Italian education system (Scuola Primaria), which makes it possible to obtain the necessary knowledge and final examinations. Children from other countries can pass these standards if they wish. In general, the level of education in the primary classes of the International School of Siena is very high, and the children who have studied here have a lot of knowledge and skills that will be useful not only for them in the middle classes, but also throughout their lives.

    Tuition fees for Elementary School programs:

  • Classes 1 to 5 (Grade 1 to 5): from 12,500 € / year.
  • Annual
    from 14 185 € / year

    Middle Years Program

  • Age: 11-15 years old
  • Classes: 7 to 10
  • Standard: IB Middle Years Program
  • The daily form of training.
  • International School of Siena provides an opportunity for schoolchildren from anywhere in the world to receive a prestigious education in accordance with one of the best standards - IB Middle Years Program, which is recognized as a benchmark for quality and successfully operates in different countries of the world. For admission it is necessary to have a suitable level of education and knowledge of English, but the admission rules are flexible enough and can take into account a variety of circumstances. The study is very intensive and is aimed not only at obtaining knowledge, but also in preparation for adult independent life and university education.

    The curriculum includes a complex of disciplines and subjects, in the senior classes there is an active process of choosing the preferred directions and sciences. The system integrates the Italian state standard - the middle-aged program (Scuola Media Program), its successful completion allows you to take the exam (State Italian Exams). It is not necessary for foreign participants to take Italian examinations. Sections of science, from which topics are selected:

  • Art
  • Individuality and society
  • Language and Literature
  • Acquisition of the language
  • Mathematics
  • Physical and medical education
  • The science
  • Design.
  • Schoolchildren receive significant support for language development and adaptation, attend special classes, lectures and master classes. In addition to English, the second language is also studied. In the senior classes there is an active process of determining priorities and directions, according to which the student plans to develop. The school day usually lasts from morning till 15: 00-16: 00, if necessary, you can stay and do homework.

    Tuition fees for programs Middle Years Program (Secondary School):

  • Classes 6 to 9 (Grades 6 to 9): from 13500 € / year
  • Classes 10-11 (Grades 10 to 11): from 14500 € / year.
  • Accommodation and food

    The institution does not have a residence for accommodation of students and operates in the mode of day school. During the school day, all children receive a light breakfast, lunch and snack in the afternoon: the dining room prepares a variety of dishes, only high-quality and environmentally friendly products are used.

    The cost of the meal plan (lunches): from 1450 € / year.

    Events International School of Siena

    The institution pays great attention to the system of comprehensive upbringing and development - sports and creativity programs are available, various clubs and interest sections are operating, special training seminars and master classes are held. Available sports:

  • Football
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Judo
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Baseball
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Track.
  • Available types of creativity:

  • Drama and theatrical art
  • Music
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Different types of dances
  • The Basics of Cinema
  • Architecture
  • Painting, drawing
  • Design and Fashion
  • Products from ceramics
  • The Art of Photography.
  • Extra-curricular life includes many diverse events and events aimed at introducing children to the lifestyle and rules of conduct:

  • Events and entertainment on campus, festivals and festivals
  • Talent show, fashion shows and cooking shows
  • Acquaintance with newly arrived students
  • Creative performances of school groups
  • Sport competitions
  • Excursions around the city and the surrounding area, as well as other cities in the country
  • Visit cinemas, theaters and music concerts
  • Visit to shops and shopping centers.
  • Advantages

  • Famous and prestigious institution
  • Training is conducted according to IB standards
  • Is part of the ISE network, uses its methodological developments and achievements
  • Accredited by profile organizations and authorities
  • You can get diplomas on the Italian model
  • Special support system for foreign participants
  • Highly qualified teachers and staff
  • Equipping the campus to the best world standards
  • Siena is a cozy university campus with developed infrastructure.
  • Equipment International School of Siena

    Today the school is located in a beautiful villa of the 17th century in the countryside near Siena. The building has everything you need for a comfortable study and rest + in the near future will be completed a new building that includes many amenities:

  • Separate rooms for younger groups
  • Comfortable classrooms
  • Libraries
  • Scientific laboratories
  • theatre studio
  • Rooms for Musical Activities
  • Art Room
  • Internet throughout the school
  • Canteen
  • Medical office
  • Indoor training complex (fields for football and basketball and much more).
  • Term dates and fees

    The academic year is divided into semesters:

  • First: from September 10 to December 20 (holidays from October 29 to November 2, Christmas holidays from December 21 to January 6)
  • Second: from January 7 to April 17 (vacation from February 25 to March 1, April 18 to April 30)
  • The third: from May 2 to June 26.
  • Tuition fees (per year):

    1. Early Years (Kindergarten):

  • Prekindergarden: starting at 9000 €
  • Kindergarden: starting at 9000 €
  • Transition: from 9500 €
  • 2. Elementary School:

  • Classes 1 to 5 (Grade 1 to 5): from 12500 €
  • 3. Middle Years Program:

  • Classes 6 to 9 (Grades 6 to 9): from 13500 €
  • Grades 10-11 (Grades 10 to 11): from 14500 €.
  • Additional charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Service Fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition
  • 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:

    • Application Fee 2100 EUR
    • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 550 EUR

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

  • Completely completed application for a set sample
  • Official statement from the previous place of study (with marks and achievements)
  • Sufficient general level of knowledge
  • High level of English
  • Visit to the school by the student's parents and an interview
  • Test to identify the level of knowledge.
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    Recommendations on when to apply

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    - 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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