CCI - The Renaissance School
CCI - the Renaissance School is an independent, university-preparatory,
co-educational high school. It offers an academically challenging
curriculum for grades 10 through high school graduation. The academic
program is designed to qualify for admission to Canadian, American
and some international institutions.
National, US curricula.
80 students, 15-19 yrs
Via Cavour 13, Lanciano, Italy
Tel: (+39) 0872 714969
Fax: (+39) 0872 45028
CCI is a semestered school. The first semester runs from September
1 to January 24, the second from January 27 to June 7. There are
final examinations at the end of each semester. CCI is a test centre
for the SATs and subject achievement tests.
The students follow a rigorous academic program in preparation
for university. All courses with the exception of foreign language
courses are taught in English. The teachers are Ontario-certified
and are selected for expertise in their field and commitment to
the extracurricular life of the school. The school is inspected
annually by the Ministry of Education and Training of Ontario, Canada.
In the classroom, students enjoy an extremely low pupil teacher
ratio; the average class size is fifteen, the largest class is 20.
All graduates pursue post-secondary studies and most will be studying
in a university setting in Canada, the USA or Britain.
Extra-curricular activities include several sports such as skiing
and horseback-riding, together with photography, computer and fitness
clubs. There is a Student Council, exchange programs with Italian
high schools, a yearbook committee and the opportunity for some
students to play on regional sports teams.
Travel to many different parts of Italy is an important part of
the school program. Every two weeks, brief field trips take students
to major centres - Florence, Rome, Naples, Venice, Paris, London,
as well as more local places such as Assisi, Spoleto, L'Aquila and
the Tremiti Islands. These trips provide an enriching experience
for students and support for academic programs.
The student body is primarily North American with about one third
whose families are expatriates living in Europe. Students come from
a variety of backgrounds and a number of students are on scholarship