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CurriculumsIB and International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 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 17 students / class
Maximum 21 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €7,620
to: €18,658
Address: Via Romana della Castagna, 11A, 16148 Genova GE, Italy

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language, Italian as a Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian, French, Spanish, Mandarin, German

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

ISG is a 1:1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) school from Grade 5 upwards. Students in Early Childhood up to Grade 4 have access to MacBooks and iPads. The students and teachers also have access to the ISG Innovation Lab, which contains a 3D printer and laser cutter amongst other resources.. A 1:1 program means that every student in Grades 5-12 will come to school with a portable device.

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)

Yes. Online learning is also used to support students who have intensive sports training commitments.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

MAP Testing, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Very Good.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

This is dependant on the age, however, on average approximately 1 - 2 hours per evening.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, Special Needs support is provided.

Learning support offered

We have Learning Support Specialists who provide support in class, or through withdrawal if required.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

All of our teachers are trained to be able to offer differentiated instruction.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Screening and interview. There are English Language requirements from Grade 9 upwards.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Language screening.

Waiting list

In some grade levels.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept registrations at any time in the year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

ECE: 08:30
Grade 1 - 12: 08:15

School finish time

ECE: 15:30
Grade 1 - 12: 15:40

Supervised care before/after school

Extension of the school day to 5:30 pm for students in Early Childhood and Grade 1.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Rugby, football, volleyball, creative dance, modern dance, cross country, Hip Hop, oriental dance, yoga and meditation, ballet, MUN club, Chinese, German, Spanish, SAT, musical, chess, yearbook club, art, music

Sports activities included

A broad range of sports and activities.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, Innovation Lab, Auditorium

Sports facilities at the school

Multi use Gym and 5-a-side football field.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School in Genoa offers a complete International Baccalaureate educational program in English for all students from Reception (age 2) to Grade 12 (age 18) leading to the achievement of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

The language of instruction at ISG is English. All students also have the opportunity to study Italian (Language A or Language B) and a third language from Grade 6 upwards, choosing among French, Spanish, Mandarin and German .

Teaching approach of the school

Learning in an exceptional school takes place in a joyful, safe and caring environment. It is a carefully engineered journey where teachers challenge their students with rich experiences to reach deep understanding using inquiry and critical thinking. Students are encouraged to meet their full potential and develop the skills to be successful in a rapidly changing world. They are led to become self-directed, independent thinkers, capable of teamwork and problem solving in their immediate and global environment.

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