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The International School in Genoa

The International School in Genoa

Via Romana Della Castagna 11A, 16148 Genova, Italy

+39 010 386528



The International School in Genoa
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1966
Status Private
Head of School Mr. Samer N. Khoury
Date Appointed August 2011
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 363
Day fees per annum €8,741 - €15,972
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mrs. Elizabeth Rosser Boiardi
Associations IB,ECIS, CIS, MAIS

The International School in Genoa was founded in 1966 as a private co-educational day school to serve the needs of the international and national communities in Liguria. A high school program began in the fall of 2000 and the school was authorized to start teaching the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in 2002.

The International School in Genoa is the only school in Liguria among 8 in Italy that is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and offers a complete international education where English is the language of instruction from Pre-School (age 3) to Grade 12 (age 18) leading to the achievement of both a High School Diploma and the IB Diploma. It is currently home to an international student body of 363 students representing 32 different nationalities.

ISG provides an ideal setting for students to learn in a serene, supportive and stimulating environment: the school is located on a magnificent 6000 square meter campus of historical gardens in Genoa. The students learn in the beautiful grounds of a restored 14th-century Benedictine abbey.

The Early Childhood and Elementary schools follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), an inquiry-based program emphasizing students taking an active part in their learning. The International Baccalaureate curriculum provides the ideal framework to promote concepts, skills, and attitudes that foster this evolution and understanding. The language and culture of the local Italian community offer rich resources to complement and support our mission. Italian is offered as both first and second language as well as French and Spanish offered as second languages.

Since the first high school graduating class in 2004, 97.5% of ISG candidates have earned the IB diploma. Our students' success is due in large part to our small class sizes, highly qualified and dedicated teachers. We offer Student Support Services and provide a College Guidance Program with the objective for students to gain offers from the universities that best suit their future academic and personal aspirations.

100% of our students go to university mainly in the UK, USA, Italy among other countries. The following list is a sample of universities where our students are attending/attended in the past 7 years: Boston University, Brown, Chapman, Clarkson, College of William and Mary, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, Lehigh, New York University, Northeastern, Tufts, UC Berkley, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Cambridge, Kings College, Royal Holloway, Essex, Bocconi. For a full list, please visit our website.

ISG is a founding member of AIBWSI, the Association of IB World Schools in Italy and a UNICEF ambassador school.