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St. Louis School

St. Louis School

SLS S.P.A., Via E. Caviglia, 1, 20139 Milan, Italy

+39 02 55231235



St. Louis School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Status Private
Executive Principal High School Mr. Gerry Rafferty
Language of Instruction English, Italian
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years
Number of pupils 1,700
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Hatty Rafferty
Associations Inspired, Cambridge IGCSE, IB

Established in 1996, St. Louis is a leading co-educational International School based in the heart of Milan and hosts 1700 students between the ages of 2 and 18.

Located across three sites, the south-east and north-west premises comprise of an Early Years, Primary School, and Middle School, offering school opportunities for 2–14-year-olds. The High School is located in a prime position, just a stone's throw from the Duomo.

The St. Louis School's academic programme is rigorous and challenging. The Early Years programme is based on the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, and the Primary and Middle School follow the English National Curriculum with an option for students aged 6 years and upwards to also follow the Italian curriculum.

The High School comprises of IGCSE examinations for Years 10-11 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) for Years 12-13 with over 100 students each year studying this unique course.

The approach reinforces the importance of creative and critical thinking, with the school developing independent learners well equipped to succeed in the IBDP and beyond. St. Louis achieves outstanding academic scores within the IB Diploma with the highest average attainment in Europe spanning the last 9 years (37 average).

The school opened its newest addition, the High School in the centre of Milan (Palazzo Archinto) in September 2019. A magnificent historic building located in via Olmetto accommodates all senior school students from Years 10-13. Designed by architect Francesco Maria Richini in the 17th century and situated in the centre of Milan, the Palazzo provides the perfect learning environment for students of this age, blending state-of-the art educational facilities within historic surroundings.