International School of Trieste
The International School of Trieste was founded in 1964 and is
authorized by the Italian Government. It was organized primarily
to accommodate the children of the scientists from the nearby International
Centre for Theoretical Physics and is aided by the US State Department
and Italian Provincial Government.
The International School of Trieste offers a full curriculum from
Pre-N to Grade 8. A complete general science programme includes
practical work and field trips for the upper grades. Modern mathematics
is also taught throughout. In addition, English language and literature,
European and World social studies, Italian, German or French, music,
art and physical education are all required courses. Flexibility
in the student assignment and individualization of instruction are
key elements in the programme. Pre-nursery and nursery classes are
also available for 2-4-year-olds.
All teachers at the International School of Trieste hold either
university/college degrees or teacher's certificates and have a
wide range of experience. Approximately 50% of the school faculty
is made up of teachers permanently residing in the area.
The student body at the International School of Trieste is approximately
80% Italian and 20% other nationalities. There are four terms in
the school year, beginning the second week in September and ending
mid-June. Field trips are arranged throughout the year, not only
in Trieste, but also other places of interest in Italy.
The International School of Trieste is housed in a modern school
building located outside the city in a wooded area.
Admission to the International School of Trieste is based on an
adequate command of the English language and availability of space.
The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools