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Collegio San Carlo

Collegio San Carlo

Corso Magenta 71, 20123 Milan, Italy

+39 02 43 06 31



Collegio San Carlo
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1869
Status Private
Rector/Head of School Fr. Alberto Torriani
Language of Instruction English, Italian
Co-ed Age Range 2-19 years
Number of pupils 1,891
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Anne Hallihan
Associations CIE, College Board, IB

Founded in 1869, Collegio San Carlo (CSC) has historically been linked with the Roman Catholic Church and the city of Milan. An all-boys boarding school up until 1971, then a day school, the Collegio became a co-educational school in 1985. Christian truth, freedom and solidarity are the ethos of all its academic, sport, music, drama and other extra-curricular activities. These activities prepare students to become responsible, creative and mature adults.

CSC is located in the heart of historic Milan, the second largest city in Italy, with an extended international community. It welcomes students from all backgrounds, ethnicities and religions. The IB teachers are all highly experienced and hail from France, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, the UK and the US.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the school's numerous sports facilities, such as the soccer and basketball courts, fully equipped gym and three swimming pools. The Collegio also offers a variety of community service programmes and excursions for students of all ages, as well as didactic intercultural and study abroad programmes with schools all around the world. Numerous extracurricular language classes underpin these programmes. Foreign languages offered from beginner to advanced levels are English, French, Spanish and Chinese. STEM/STEAM activities are highlighted both within the curriculum and in extra-curricular clubs/events.

CSC is an Italian private school and is considered on the same terms as all Italian state schools. It offers all levels of education starting from nursery school to high school, culminating with the Italian State High School Diploma upon passing the final State Exam. CSC was one of the first Italian schools to become an accredited International Baccalaureate World School. The first cohort was admitted in 2017. In 2019, CSC was authorised to offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) by Cambridge Assessment International.