International School of Florence
The day school comprises two campuses. The Junior School, for pre-K through Grade 5, is housed in a beautiful villa, where the rural setting makes it easy to incorporate nature studies into its Units of Inquiries from the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). The Middle and High Schools are a five-minute walk from the famed Piazzale Michelangelo, with its stunning view over the city of Florence. Though resting in the nearby countryside, the Upper School campus is just 10 minutes from the historical center of Florence.
Accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Middle States Association, ISF currently enrolls approximately 540 students, representing more than 44 nationalities and over 25 languages. The school delivers the Reggio Emilia followed by the IB Primary Years and Diploma Programmes. The teaching staff of 113 includes 26 Italian educators who assist with integrating overseas teaching with the local culture.
At ISF, we are committed to educating the whole person. A wide array of extracurricular opportunities are offered as a complimentary service to students. Students are provided with the chance to try new things, develop their individual interests and discover their passions. Activities are open to students by grade level, with some activities running across grade levels when possible. Activity leaders are teachers or experts in their field who provide the materials and insights into their chosen discipline and bring their passion directly to the students.