School type Coeducational Day
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 yrs
Curriculum IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Language of Instruction English
Inaugurated in 1998 as a joint venture with Tetra Pak, whose global research and development unit is located in this central Italian city, the International School of Modena is now owned and managed by International School of Europe (ISE).|
Its modern, purpose built campus, surrounded by green open spaces 12km outside of the city, was opened in 2007 to cater for primary and middle school students. In 2013 it expanded with the opening of a high school. The International School of Modena is a small school, with just over 200 students at present but it is growing fast due to its popularity with both expat and local families.
The International School of Modena is one of only a handful of schools in Italy currently authorised to offer the full continuum of International Baccalaureate (IB) education, with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children ages 3-11, Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ages 11-16 and the Diploma Programme for 16-18 years. The first cohort of students following the IB Diploma Programme will graduate in 2017.
The school offers dedicated specialist classrooms for art and music, two fully equipped science laboratories, multi-lingual library, large gym and outside sport and play areas with a beach volley court and a football pitch. For younger students there are play structures and a vegetable garden. Lessons are taught in English, with Italian and French as additional languages. The curriculum is carefully designed to reflect the ethos of the school and of the International Baccalaureate with a commitment to inquiry based learning, encouraging every student to ask questions, to think for themselves and develop the skills to become confident, independent learners who will grow up to be balanced, caring and principled citizens.