International School of Como


Location: Italy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 2 - 16 years

About International School of Como

Why working with us 

- We are a community of passionate IB educators and life-long learners; 

- We value teamwork at any level: respect, mutual trust and collaboration are evident throughout the school; 

- IB professional development is offered since the first few months of employment; 

- The SLT operates under a distributed leadership model  that values and encourages teachers’ initiatives and  professional growth; 

- Creative and innovative learning taught in modern and technologically equipped classrooms, studios, laboratories.  

- The lake and the mountains where hiking, cycling, sailing and skiing;

Our school

 The International School of Como is a lively, friendly and expanding school located in the beautiful Como area.   ISC mission is to empower all students to be active, reflective and responsible life-long learners who can achieve their full potential and contribute to an ever-changing world. The school ethos is based on the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and a constructivist approach to teaching and learning.   We are models of what we value. We are committed, passionate, disciplined, creative and lifelong learners 

Our teachers are international and certified through recognized and accredited institutions across the world, they are also trained and  certified to deliver the IB programmes.

ISComo is  a recognized IB World school, authorized to offer the full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum: the Primary Years Programme (PYP, ages 3-11), Middle Years Programme (MYP, ages 11-16) and Diploma Programme (DP, ages 16-18). 

The International School of Como was founded in September 2002, to serve both Italian nationals looking for an international education and international families living in the Como area.  In September 2011 the International School of Como moved into its definitive purpose built campus in the nearby village of Fino Mornasco, 6 km South of the beautiful lake Como.   Our modern and spacious campus was designed to foster collaborative approaches to teaching and learning. We feel lucky with our three brand new science laboratories fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, two central big libraries, as well as studios for visual arts, drama and music, supported by the sports facilities. The youngest students thrive in  their carefully designed on-site spaces which support the delivery of our Reggio-Inspired Early Years Curriculum

ISC currently has an enrollment of 320 students representing over 42 nationalities, with over 70 dedicated faculty and administration.

More information about the school can be found on our website at    . The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (International School of Europe) which in turn is part of Inspired (, a worldwide network of premium schools offering global best practice and professional development. 

Values and vision 

Our aim at the International School of Como is to provide a distinctive high quality international education through which all our students are helped to develop their abilities to the highest level of their potential. We respect students’ individual and cultural identities, encouraging them to become independent learners eager to carry on learning throughout their lives.

We focus on the whole child. We believe that all children are competent learners, and that as a school we need to honor their role as the protagonist in their own learning. Children as individuals are complex and possess a variety of skills, strengths and interests that play a role in their learning. Helping them come to an understanding of themselves first, recognizing their own strengths and challenges, is of primary importance. We do not believe that one size fits all.

Our students are nurtured as active, reflective and responsible members of society who will go on to contribute positively to the local and wider community. Dedicated teachers work to help discover and embrace students individual skills and talents, encouraging them to fulfill their potential across the curriculum. Students across the year groups are invited to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enhance their learning experience, meet new friends and gain in confidence. 

Parents are encouraged to play an active role in their children’s education to ensure that all students receive the support and guidance both at school and during their home life. 

Head of School

Emanuela Ferloni


Address: Via Adda n 25, Fino Mornasco (CO), 22073, Italy
Telephone: +39 3157 2289
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