Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||13 students / class|
School fees range in EUR valid for the academic year 2023/2024
Address: Villa Torri di Gattaia – viuzzo di Gattaia, 9 50125 Florence, Italy
Address: Villa le Tavernule – via del Carota, 23/25 50012 Bagno a Ripoli (FI), Italy
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
40% local to 60% international
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as an Additional Lanaguage
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Italian, Spanish, French
|Average number of students per class||
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
All local students are required to do admissions testing at the Upper School and a screening at the Junior School.
All International applicants will be evaluated by the admissions committee, and if necessary students will be required to do admissions testing or placement testing.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes, If and when space is available.
|School start time||
Kindergarten - G5: 8:30
|School finish time||
Kindergarten - G5: 15:30 (Tuesdays 14:45)
|School bus service available||
|School provided lunches||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Both campuses offer a wide variety of activities on campus. The activities follow a semester schedule and are offered to all students from Foundation up to grade 12 and begin after school dismissal and run approximately for one hour.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
During each Academic Year, ISF High School students can participate in the ASIL (American Schools Italian League) Athletic Program, a varsity sports program designed for students in grades 9-12. ISF offers both girls and boys Varsity Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball and Basketball. The league is organized by the Department of Defense of The United States. All of the schools from the American military bases in Europe, in addition to several International Schools, participate in this Varsity League. At the end of the season, there is the possibility to participate in the European championship which is held annually in Germany.
|Facilities at the school||
Computer lab, the science wing, the art studio, library
|Sports facilities at the school||
Junior School: all weather sports field, two playgrounds and a specially equipped and surfaced play area for the Preschool and Kindergarten classes.
Upper School: a large sports complex, within easy walking distance from the school, hosts the ISF Physical Education program.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The International School of Florence is one of the oldest international schools in Europe, culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the surest path to accessing the broadest choice of colleges and universities throughout the world. As a non-profit educational institution, ISF embodies the values of the Renaissance. How? By striving for academic excellence while developing its students’ creativity, intellectual curiosity, innovative spirit and appreciation for beauty. Why? Because developing the whole person is at the heart of its mission. ISF offers challenging and internationally recognized academic programs alongside a rich extracurricular offering. At ISF – in our Renaissance villas and Tuscan setting – students are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow through a focus on their potential today.
|Teaching approach of the school||
ISF aims to provide a caring learning environment that promotes personal, social and academic growth through challenging and engaging programs, in order to develop respectful, responsible students who strive to have a positive impact on others and the world around them.