International School Florence

via del Carota 23/25, 50012 Bagno a Ripoli, Florence, Italy
Tel: (+39) 055 646 1007
Fax: (+39) 055 644 226
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Head of School - Lawrence Hobdell
Upper School Principal - Debra Williams
Junior School Principal - Michael Colaianni
Marketing and Development - Tanya Bruckner
Business Finance Manager - Marie Jose Manzini

Full time:   14 men, 33 women
Part time:   men, 14 women
Nationalities:  9   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

:   National, US, IB

Age Range: 3-18
Total Enrolment: 402
Nationalities: 33
193 boys, 209 girls
Pre-School: 23
Grades K-5: 159
Grades 6-8: 91
Grades 9-12: 129

Day only: € 8500-€ 15500
Other Fees: Application fee € 300 Re-enrolment € 300; Reg. Fee €1,500; Capital Funds €3,500
Learning Support Programme
The International School of Florence was founded in 1952 and is incorporated in the United States as American Schools Abroad Inc., a non-profit educational organization.

The program is based on an international curriculum. In the Junior and Middle schools, the PYP and MYP of the IBO have been introduced. The Upper School program is college preparatory pffering the IB or American High School Diploma. Students are given counselling in planning for university entrance. ISF is a testing centre for PSAT, SAT I and II.

Instruction is in English. Students all study Italian. The school takes advantage of its setting in Florence to study history, art and architecture, and there are frequent field trips to places of interest in the surrounding area. There are elective courses in music, theatre, art, drama, French, computers and physical education.

The Junior School (Pre-School-Grade 5) is housed in a Renaissance villa in the Tuscan countryside. The property includes three large play areas, formal gardens, olive orchards and vineyards. It is a twenty-minute drive from the centre of Florence. Transportation can be arranged. Facilities include a large library, art studio, music room, Macintosh computer laboratory and a lunch room.

The middle and upper schools are housed in a thirteenth century Florentine villa located in the heart of Florence. The campus includes a state-of-the-art library, computer room, three science laboratories, a lunch room with terrace and multiple classrooms. Physical education and extracurricular sports are held at a nearby sports centre. The Middle & Upper School campus is located at Villa Torri di Gattaia, Viuzzo di Gattaia 9, 50125 Florence.