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A snapshot overview of schools in Milan that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.

If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.

Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with next to their names.

By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.


American School of Milan  (pending)

American Elementary curriculum/American High School Diploma/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 900 pupils

Recently (2018) expanded and renovated with modern facilities and more to come in the elementary school and an external theatre opening in 2020. Offering an American-international programme to students from over 50 different countries (over 50 per cent expats). Majority leave to attend UK universities (including Russell Group) but a large number to the US, including Ivies, or to EU options. Inspected by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

British School of Milan (Sir James Henderson)  (pending)

National Curriculum for England/(I)GCSEs/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 730 pupils

Opened in 1969 and named after Scottish businessman, Sir James Henderson. Enrolling students from over 40 different nationalities and describing themselves as an international gateway to top global universities. These  include Imperial College London, University College London, Edinburgh and Exeter in the UK and Boston and Smith in the USA as well as Trinity Dublin and École Hoteliere in Lausanne. Accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

International School of Milan  (pending)

PYP/MYP/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; privately owned

Oldest international school in Milan, founded in 1958 and with housing for 50 boarders. A member of the Inspired group of 33 international schools. The campus in Baranzate (opened in 2013) teaches pupils from over 30 different nationalities. Also teaching an Italian programme for entry into Italian state schools. Offering the full IB programme with Diploma students scoring 35 points against the global average of 29.8.

St Louis School Milan  (pending)

National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs/IB Diploma; ages 2-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; privately owned; 1,200 pupils

A member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) with successful results at IGCSE and particularly at the IB Diploma, regularly near the top of the European rankings. A bilingual school with pupils from over 50 nationalities and also an Italian certified primary school. On three campuses, one in central Milan and two in the suburbs. Boarding available from 14-18 in a new boarding house.


These schools have been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.


Canadian School of Milan

Adapted Ontario curriculum/Italian Ministry Elementary/International Primary curriculum/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 160 pupils

An official candidate school for the MYP but only authorised to offer the IB Diploma in 2019 so no graduates or published results until 2021. Classes taught in English but French studied from age five and Italian lessons for international students. Two Italian programmes for native Italian speakers preparing for the Italian state exams.

ICS International School of Milan

EYFS/International Primary Curriculum/Italian Primary curriculum/School adapted curriculum; ages 6mths-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned 

A member of the NACE group of schools since 2017, when KC Infant and Primary schools were merged with Ludum Design School. Expanding rapidly with the secondary school opening in 2018 and the school now operates on three campuses. Too early to be able to report on results but teaching appears to be based on the IB programme and the GSGI is keeping a watching brief.

 

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