A warm welcome to the International School of Siena!
Located in the beautiful landscape of Tuscany, IS Siena enjoys light, modern teaching spaces with an indoor gym, Drama/Dance studio, a library, Music and Art rooms and Science laboratories fitted out to the highest standards. Our Early Years spaces are specially designed to complement the Reggio Inspired teaching approach. We have outside sports facilities and green learning and play spaces on campus. We also benefit from access to a variety of cultural and educational resources in our local area.
Now in its 14th year of operation, IS Siena is an IB World School, fully authorised for the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma programme (DP). We also prepare our Italian students to sit their Quinta Elementare and Terza Media examinations and they consistently achieve excellent results. Our culminating programme, the IB Diploma, is recognized at universities globally as well as having legal equivalence to the Maturita.
Learning at IS Siena is exciting and engaging as we seek to help each child find and embrace their own individuality. As an Inspired school we support the three central pillars of an Inspired education with a strong focus on excellence in academic, the arts and sports. Student well-being is central to life at IS Siena as is the development of personal values and the skills with which to contribute to society, both locally and globally.
Students at IS Siena come from Italy and around the world, with around 25 different nationalities enrolled. We focus on developing international mindedness and global citizenship, with a strong emphasis on communication and the development of skills and attributes that young people require to participate fully in the world of tomorrow. Teaching is in English, and all our students learn Italian to the highest standard as well as other languages, including their home language where possible.
We are a welcoming school community in which parents, students and our highly qualified staff work together to provide a stimulating inquiry-based environment. You are welcome to visit us and see for yourself this very special school.
Jennifer Tickle, Principal