International School of Modena
Piazza Montessori, 1/A, 41051 Montale (MO), Italy.
Tel: (+39) 0536 832904
Fax: (+39) 0536 911189
National, UK, curricula.
50 students, 5-16 yrs.
The International School of Modena, now celebrating its tenth year, began as a Swedish school for the families of Tetra Pak. Now owned by I.S.E. (International Schools of Europe), IS Modena has established itself as a truly international school offering the International Baccalaureate Organisation s Primary Years Programme and the Middle Years Programme to students from 17 countries around the world. The school has been granted candidate status from the IBO for both the MYP and PYP programmes.
The stimulating environment throughout the school provides an opportunity for all students to learn in an open, multicultural setting where each child s opinion is heard and valued.
Teaching and Learning throughout the school mirror real life as much as possible. Connections between traditional disciplines are emphasized and skills are taught as part of the learning process and not in isolation.
The language of instruction throughout the school is English. Support for students new to English is provided. The second language offered at the school is Italian. The Italian programme is developing into two streams: one for native speakers and near fluent speakers and another for students who are beginning with the language.
The school day starts at 8:30 and finishes at 15:00 Monday to Friday. Students may arrive at school from 0810 onwards. All students have a morning break from 10:00-10:15 and lunch/break from 12:00-13:00. Early Years and Elementary students have an afternoon break as well.