International School of Siena
Via del Petriccio e Belriguardo, 49/1, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 0577 328103
|Principal||Ms. Lianne Knibb|
|Language of Instruction||English, Italian|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18|
|Number of pupils||180|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Lucio Pessia|
|MYP Coordinator||Letizia Rosati|
|PYP Coordinator||Isaac Driver|
|Associations||Inspired, ECIS, IB|
The International School of Siena opened in 2010 and has developed and grown considerably during the subsequent years. We are the only IB through school in Tuscany, fully authorised for the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).
Learning at IS Siena is exciting and engaging, as students strive for excellence in a climate that is caring and responsive to individual needs and goals. Our global vision is coordinated by an outstanding team of educational leaders and implemented by our highly skilled and dedicated professional staff.
We have recently relocated to our stunning new school building where we enjoy a spacious, light, modern teaching spaces with a spacious indoor gym, Drama/Dance studio, 2 Libraries, Music and Art rooms and Science laboratories fitted out to the highest standards. Our Early Years spaces are specially designed to complement the Reggio Inspired teaching approach. Our Inspired approach to PYP Early Years also draws inspiration from the Reggio Approach.
Learning at the International School of Siena is an international experience with students from around 25 nationalities. This leads to a perception of the world that merges understanding of our global context with the development of skills and attitudes that young people require to participate fully in the world of tomorrow, both as national and global citizens.
At the same time, we deeply appreciate the diversity of mother tongue languages in our school community and aim to utilise our diversity as well as supporting each student to appreciate our host country of Italy and become fully bilingual in English and Italian. We are so fortunate to be located in a beautiful area of Tuscany where we have access to a variety of cultural and educational resources in our local area which we strive to incorporate into the experience of the students, making connections between the classroom and the world around us.
We are a welcoming school community in which parents, students and staff work together to provide a stimulating programme, which engages each child in a concept-driven and inquiry-based environment.