The International School in Genoa


Location: Italy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About The International School in Genoa

Mission Statement

The International School in Genoa provides students of internationally- minded families with a high quality education in the English language, from Pre-School through to the 12th Grade.

The school’s purpose is to cultivate inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end ISG is committed to producing life-long learners and global citizens in our community. Our aim is to develop all individuals to their full creative, intellectual, moral and physical potential.

The International Baccalaureate curricula provide the ideal framework in which to promote the concepts, skills and attitudes that foster this evolution and understanding. (Respect – Responsibility – Reaching for Excellence)

The language and culture of the local Italian community offer rich resources to compliment and support our philosophy of bilingualism.

ISG sees itself as a family with every member of the school’s community fulfilling an integral and important role in the achievement of the school’s stated purpose.

Educational Aims for our Students

We encourage all ISG students to strive to develop the characteristics exemplified in the “IB Learner Profile.”

IB learner profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:
They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

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Address: Via Romana della Castagna 11A, Genoa, 16148, Italy
Telephone: +39 1038 6528