St. Louis School


Location: Italy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 2 - 18 years

About St. Louis School

The Primary School fol­lows a broad and bal­anced cur­riculum with the Brit­ish Na­tional Cur­riculum as its core.

Most im­port­antly, the whole school pro­gramme en­riches the chil­dren's learn­ing ex­per­i­ences and provides them, with the aca­demic, so­cial, lin­guistic and tech­no­lo­gical tools ne­ces­sary for the mod­ern world. The chil­dren are as­sessed us­ing tests as used in Brit­ish schools.
The Italian Cur­riculum is taught to pu­pils throughout the Primary School. Their level of spoken Italian is as­sessed and “Italian as an Ad­di­tional Lan­guage” teach­ing is provided for non-nat­ive speak­ers.

The chil­dren have spe­cial­ist teach­ers for P.E. and Mu­sic. Each class also has the op­por­tun­ity to work on an art pro­ject dur­ing the year with spe­cial­ist Art teach­ers.
The staff in the Primary School are highly com­pet­ent, qual­i­fied teach­ers with ex­per­i­ence of teach­ing in the U.K. and Italy. The staff work closely to­gether as a team to cre­ate a pos­it­ive, caring but pur­pose­ful en­vir­on­ment for the chil­dren. There are clear ex­pect­a­tions for the chil­dren but the em­phasis is on be­ing en­thu­si­astic, mo­tiv­ated and there­fore suc­cess­ful.

The chil­dren have the op­por­tun­ity to go on edu­ca­tional vis­its, linked to the top­ics they are study­ing, dur­ing the year. These vis­its in­clude trips to art gal­ler­ies, theatres and mu­seums, mak­ing the chil­dren's learn­ing ex­per­i­ence a broader one. We also have vis­it­ors to the school provid­ing work­shops for the chil­dren.

The Middle School Cur­riculum aims to sup­port the edu­ca­tional and so­cial trans­ition form Primary to Sec­ond­ary School for stu­dents in year groups 7 – 9 us­ing mod­ern teach­ing tech­niques and spe­cial­ist teach­ers. The Core Cur­riculum is fo­cused dir­ectly upon the re­quire­ments of the Brit­ish Na­tional Cur­riculum.
For flu­ent Italian speak­ers, there is a spe­cial Italian stream in which Italian Lan­guage and cul­ture are provided and stu­dents may take the Middle School Italian state ex­am­in­a­tions.

In Mid­dle School, the stu­dents make use of lap­top com­put­ers for all their lessons and at home. St. Louis pro­vides the soft­ware and as­sis­tance needed. The in­tro­duc­tion of the laptop pro­gramme has dra­mat­ic­ally altered how pu­pils learn and how teach­ers teach. Dy­nam­ics within the classroom have changed and levels of stu­dent achieve­ment have in­creased sub­stan­tially. Most im­port­antly the stu­dents have be­come ef­fect­ive in­de­pend­ent learners and this is one of the key aims of our school.

A month in a top UK board­ing school - Year 7 & 8 Stu­dents In or­der to give our stu­dents the pos­sib­il­ity to at­tend a month of Board­ing School in a full in­teg­ra­tion pro­gramme, St. Louis School has se­lec­ted 5 of the most pres­ti­gi­ous Board­ing Schools in the UK to part­ner with on this pro­ject. Each board­ing school can re­ceive from 2 to 4 stu­dents per month in Janu­ary, March, May and June, in or­der that the ex­per­i­ence proves to be a true im­mer­sion in Eng­lish School life. This ini­ti­at­ive is offered to stu­dents in Years 7 and 8 and may be ex­ten­ded in the fu­ture to stu­dents from Year 6 and from our High School.

High School
The St. Louis High School, loc­ated in the heart of Milan, in Via Pantano, 13, is a Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional Ex­am­in­a­tions (CIE) Centre and an IB World School. The school pro­gramme cov­ers 4 years com­pris­ing CIE's In­ter­na­tional GCSE (IGCSE) ex­am­in­a­tions, for years 10 and 11, and the In­ter­na­tional Bac­ca­laur­eate Dip­loma (IB) for years 12 and 13.
The IGCSE pro­gramme provides firm aca­demic found­a­tions to study the IB Dip­loma pro­gramme.

IGCSE and the IB Dip­loma is used by schools in over 100 coun­tries throughout the world and have been re­cog­nised by Uni­versit­ies in the UK, USA, Italy and around the world.

The laptop pro­ject in high school ad­opts Apple Mac laptops that are used throughout the school on our wire­less in­ter­net con­nec­tion and are an in­teg­ral part of our mod­ern IGCSE and IB Cur­ricula.

Ca­reers and Higher Edu­ca­tion

St. Louis provides ex­tens­ive uni­versity coun­selling and ca­reer guid­ance, in­clud­ing stu­dent work ex­per­i­ences with local busi­nesses in Years 10 and 12. Many of St. Louis School stu­dents par­ti­cip­ate in pre-uni­versity courses, in­tern­ships and vo­lun­teer pro­jects loc­ally and abroad dur­ing the sum­mer.

The St. Louis School of Milan is a private International school catering for 900 pupils from 2 to 18 years old. Our curriculum is based on the British National Curriculum with the option of an Italian stream for children fluent in Italian.

The St. Louis School strives to offer all its students the best start in their education by providing a friendly, caring and inspiring academic atmosphere. In a safe, happy and nurturing environment, students develop a genuine love for learning, quality and academic success.

Since its foundation in 1996 the St. Louis School, based in SE Milan, has grown to take its place amongst the leading international schools in Italy with year on year growth and a strong placement record for students transferring to other educational establishments abroad.
The St. Louis School is a Cambridge International Examinations Centre
(CIE) and an IB World School.
The school has also been granted the Italian official status of Parità (Scuola Primaria) and is the first International school in Italy to achieve Eco school status.

St. Louis School also cultivates individual enrichment in music, arts, language, sports and drama; reinforced by the superior technology and resources provided by the school’s facilities and taught by highly-qualified teachers. Although the school firmly believes in the importance of traditional values and standards, we are committed to embracing the opportunities of modern educational methods and technological advances, preparing students to face today’s world with confidence and competence, wherever their future educational endeavours may take them. The students in the Upper School make use of laptop computers for all their lessons and at home. St. Louis provides the software and assistance needed.

A visit to the school is highly recommended to experience the unique atmosphere of the school. We look forward to welcoming you to St. Louis School.


Address: via Caviglia, Milan, 20139, Italy
Telephone: +39 2 55231235