St. Louis School

Italy


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

Primary
 

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.
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 and mo­tiv­ated.  Our happy, academically successful students are a testament that balancing both the pastoral and curricular elements of learning is imperative.

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.

Middle
 

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.

High School
 

The St. Louis High School, loc­ated in the heart of Milan 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 are 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 1200 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.  

Since its foundation in 1996 the St. Louis School 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.  We have three separate sites within Milan - our original campus in Via Caviglia for students from 2-14.  In 2017, we opened a parallel campus in Via Colonna.  Our High School, founded in 2015, will be located in Palazzo Archinto from September 2019.

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.


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.

Location


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