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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 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 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €11,800
to: €18,000
This school has more than one campus in Milan:
ICS Symbiosis: Ages 1 to 18

Address: Viale Ortles, 36 20139 Milano MI, Italy

ICS Orti: Ages 1 to 6

Address: Via Orti, 18, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

ICS Tenca: Ages 1 to 11

Address: Via Carlo Tenca, 2, 20124 Milano MI, Italy

ICS Milano 2: Ages 3 to 11

Address: Str. di Spina Milano 2 20090 Segrate MI Italy

The school accepts children from 6 months of age.
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All the details about this school in their own words

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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

Yes, or equivalent

Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish and Chinese

Max. number of students per class

It depends on the grade level

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All educational spaces, particularly those for the kindergarten children, have interactive whiteboards and projectors with finger touch technology. For ICS' students from the age of 6 and teachers ICS has chosen to use Apple devices to better integrate digital technology in class and to enhance learning at school and at home.

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, during the COVID-19 quarantine we have been setting up interactive virtual classes (with platforms like Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, etc), where students can study, exercise and follow their teachers' lessons just like in school, using their iPad, or any other device.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

As a school recognized by the Italian Government we offer Catholic religion as par to four curriculum, not as a compulsory but as an optional subject.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Students choosing not to take Catholic religion classes have a class of PHSE-Physical, Social and Health education

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level. Our approach is "little but often" in order to consolidate abilities and knowledge and to prepare for learning at school, as well as to create a routine that gets children used to later year levels at school.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

A detailed Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is created by our learning support team for each student who receives a multi-disciplinary approach, outlining clear objectives for them to achieve throughout the academic year. The school creates the ILP along with a child’s parents or carer and an external therapist (an SLT, OT or a PT). ILP meetings are held three times in an academic year in October, February and June

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The school has a Gifted and Talented Policy which sets out how we assess students and the individual support we offer students individually, in class and outside lessons to develop their gifts and talents. We supported talented sportspeople, musicians, artists and performing artists with flexible learning programmes. For gifted students, we adopt a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies and resources to enable them to challenge, extend and develop their learning and attainment.

Student access to education psychologist

Through our SEN department, we have access to and established links with professional educational psychologists.

Entry evaluation for students

Depending on the age level, we evaluate students' academic profile and English level based on previous schools reporting, standardized testing and one to one assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

From Year 2 we require an interview with the head of respective school level, and from Year 5 applicants need to sit the CAT4 test with us.

Waiting list

Where necessary we do activate waiting lists for specific classes/campuses.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Most students join ICS in September, but we are happy to admit students throughout all the school year, as long as we have available places.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

Yes. From 8.00 - 8.30; 16.00-18.30

School bus service available

Yes. There are two types of school bus service: door-to-door bus service and bus service to/from a dedicated bus-stop.

School provided lunches


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


Uniform required

Yes, from the Kindergarten, Preschool.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

English Lab, Spanish Lab, Chinese Lab, Italian Lab, Journalism Lab, Cooking Lab, Arts&Crafts, Drama Lab in English, Computing, Kangourou Maths, Music Together Lab, Choir, Baby Dance, Modern dance, Play Judo&Judo, Yoga for Children, Football, Fitness&Athletics Lab, Capoeira, Tennis Club, Aquatics Course, Swimming Course

Sports activities included

Football and Swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, Swimming Pool

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

ICS Milan International School is the first school in Milan for children and students from 1 to 18 years to offer an international curriculum enhanced by an innovative teaching approach based on experiential learning. A school of innovation that serves a diverse community of students from a range of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds and helps children grow into citizens of the world.

ICS Milan is active throughout the Milan area with four campuses (Viale Ortles, via Orti/Colletta, via Tenca, Strada di Spina-Milano2). Since 2017 ICS Milan is part of Globeducate, a leading international network of more than 55 schools with around 25,000 students in the world.

Teaching approach of the school

The learning process fostered by ICS Milan International School is based on the teaching and learning idea that the student is the central character in building his or her own learning path. This educational approach inspires curiosity, develops problem-solving skills to find new solutions and allows students to plan their own future. It is based on three principles taken from the design world, which are adapted to the different educational stages in the kindergarten and primary school: hands-on learning, analyse in order to choose and to plan in order to grow.

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