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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €10,695
to: €19,655
This school has more than one campus in Florence:
Middle School / Fiesole: Ages 11 to 14

Address: Via delle Palazzine, 17, 50014 Fiesole, Italy

Junior School / Fiesole Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: Via delle Fontanelle 2-4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy

Senior School / Florence Campus: Ages 14 to 18

Address: Via Jacopo Nardi 18, 50132 Florence, Italy

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian, French

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Senior school students have their own laptops, the Junior/Middle school provides ipads, teachers use the electronic whiteboard, homework is given and submitted electronically

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

SAT, Italian Middle school state exams, INVALSI

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes in Senior school. Sometimes in Junior/Middle school.

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the age group and subject matter.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

EAL (English as Additional Language) at Junior/Middle school; Guidance Counseling at Senior school

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Differentiated learning, AP courses for college credits

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

We required an English B1 certificate for Middle school and a B2 certificate for Senior school (obtained externally).

Waiting list

Yes - in some grades

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Rolling admissions

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

3:00PM in Senior school, 3:30PM in Middle school, 4:00PM in Junior school

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, at the Junior school there are teachers present from 8AM onward.

School bus service available

No. External private driver contact details are given to interested families.

School provided lunches

Yes, Junior/Middle school

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, Junior/Middle school

Uniform required

Yes, Junior/Middle school

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

CSF offers many clubs and activities that change on an annual basis.

Sports activities included

Physical Education class, volleyball, archery, dodgeball, soccer, basketball, badminton.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, Senior school - volleyball and soccer.

Facilities at the school

Library, science lab, art studio, student lounge, locker rooms.

Sports facilities at the school

Expansive gardens, Junior/Middle school; small pitch, Senior school

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Canadian School of Florence is an international school that promotes global education in an international environment. CSF successfully combines the best of Canadian, Italian and International educational standards, by adopting the Ontario curriculum, while recognizing the importance of maintaining our students’ cultural heritage.
CSF welcomes students from 3 to 18 years in its three campuses: the Junior and Middle schools, both located in different renovated villas in the foothills of Fiesole, and the Senior school, hosted in a beautiful historical building near the center of Florence.

Teaching approach of the school

CSF is a close-knit, educational community that prepares our students for university as life-long learners, critical thinkers and engaged citizens.

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