Secondary Education in Siena

Our High School in Siena provides exceptional learning experiences for 16 to 18-year-olds seeking a personalised and rewarding education. Our school is the first in Siena to be IB-accredited and offers the ideal environment to develop artistic and sporting talents as part of a thriving, diverse community. 

High School students are equipped with the tools to make their learning their own and achieve top results for entry to universities in Italy, Europe, and the US. We offer extensive subject options and the chance to and apply wide-ranging skills at our state-of-the-art school facilities. 

Why not arrange a visit to learn more? Discover an exciting path to global success at our international High School.

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Why Choose Our High School in Siena?

Our international High School in Siena welcomes overseas and Italian students into a creative and stimulating environment. We deliver the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) to 16-18-year-olds in grades 12 and 13 and offer a globally-accepted secondary education that can lead to academic and professional success anywhere in the world.

The Diploma Programme is academically challenging, well balanced, and designed to address students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being. Our High School programme results in a highly-valued, widely-recognised qualification, respected by the world’s leading universities due to its rigour and content. 

High School Grade System

At the High School level, children are allocated a grade according to their age at enrollment. The table below indicates the entry-age of students who follow our international system.

Age International Programme
16 yrs Grade 12
17 yrs Grade 13

High School Programme

At our High School in Siena, students can create a customised course to suit their interests, skills and future prospects. In addition to 6 optional subjects, our High School programme offers three core compulsory elements that are designed to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them as they independently apply their knowledge and skills. An overview of the 3 core elements is outlined below.

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Exploring Creativity, Activity & Service

Students are involved in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the international High School Programme. Students develop: Creativity, by exploring and extending ideas that lead to original or interpretive products or performances; Activity, by understanding physical exertion that contributes to a healthy lifestyle, and Service, through collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to authentic needs.

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Applying Knowledge

The Theory of Knowledge module develops coherent approaches to learning that unify academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the 'nature of knowing' as they deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.

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Extended Essay Project

Students in the High School community engage in independent research through an in-depth study of issues related to their chosen subjects. To complete this module, research is compiled into an long-form essay and presented for assessment.

High School Evaluation

High School students are evaluated through written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. In addition, students complete assessment tasks which are either initially marked by the school's teachers and then reviewed by external moderators, or sent directly to external examiners. Grades awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students may be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results on TOK and EE.

Highest total score: 45 points.

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