International School of Ticino SA
Via Ponteggia, 23, Cadempino, 6814 Lugano, Switzerland
|Head of School||Mr. Andrew Ackers|
|Language of Instruction||English, Italian|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-14|
|Number of pupils||130|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBPYP|
|PYP Coordinator||Katarzyna Krohn|
|Associations||Inspired, SGIS, IB|
The International School of Ticino is a special and exciting place to be. We are the first and only accredited International Baccalaureate (IB), Primary Years Programme (PYP) School in Ticino, Switzerland, with exciting plans for growth and development as an IB school.
Here at the International School of Ticino we place the student at the centre of all we do to facilitate them to become lifelong learners. We achieve this through our school culture, which is rooted in the IB Mission statement, which states: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The school opened as a kindergarten in 2014, as a feeder school to the International School Como in Italy, which had been in operation since 2002. The school was established to offer the local and international residents of Ticino an IB education. As of 2017 the International school of Ticino became independent and with IS Como joined the education group Inspired, who educate over 45000 students in 64 schools worldwide.
This grounding and combination with a leading education group has laid the foundations for the special community of learning which we see today in our new campus. The school now accommodates students from Kindergarten, 3 years old, to 14, offering the IB PYP and MYP programme. The design and build of the new campus have drawn upon our foundations, the IB mission and the vision of the school; Inspiring the extraordinary.
We accommodate our students in a facilitated student-centred learning environment, where we equip the child to develop in the international sector or in line with Ticino requirements. The opening of our new campus has enabled the International school of Ticino to open middle school with high school to follow in 2020, becoming a candidate school for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) in 2019. This will enable your child to study at our school from the age of 3-18.
The International School of Ticino is a special and exciting place to be and we look forward to welcoming you to our community for a school visit, trial day and enrolment.