Best 10 International Schools in Milan

International Education in Milan

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For centuries, Milan has been a diverse and cosmopolitan place that many expats call home. The city is no stranger to international schools - in fact it has several that are long-established and very well-regarded internationally. And just like the city itself, Milan’s international schools welcome students from all over the world.

Italy’s public schools offer excellent standards of education, easily rivalling private and international schools. Public schools are also free throughout the country. So why choose an international school?

First of all, public schools in Italy teach through Italian. So if your child doesn’t speak the language, it’s quite a big hurdle to overcome. Secondly, since international schools are privately run, they may have a higher standard of facilities and more extensive extra curricular programs to offer.

International schools in Italy also have a more global approach to education, preparing children for life or further education in any part of the world. And finally, there’s also curriculum choice. The transition to a new school in a new country is easier for children if they can pick up where they left off, with the same lessons and subjects.

While the British curriculum has a slight edge in Milan’s international schools, others are very easily found. The International Baccalaureate and the American curriculum are almost as common as the British one, and you can also find French, Swiss, Canadian and Italian international schools in the city.

The language of instruction matches the curriculum, i.e. a school that teaches the French curriculum will instruct students through French. The IB is always taught through English. Italian is commonly offered as a second language in Milan’s international schools.

Two traditions are common in international schools in Milan that you may not see in other cities. The first is boarding schools. While they are becoming less popular and less common, there are still some boarding options available for those considering it.

The second tradition is religion. It remains an important part of life in Italy, so many schools make Catholicism their ethos. Religion can appear in many aspects of school life, from the name of the school to religion lessons and anything in between. Your child will not be forced to participate in the religious aspects of school life if they prefer not to, however.

The majority of Milan’s international schools are spread evenly throughout the central districts of the city, circling the historical district and then spreading further out. If you’d prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, consider areas such as Monza or Baranzate on the outskirts.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Milan. However, there are another 11 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Milan based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Milan

Out of a total of 21 International Schools in Milan.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

St. Louis School

St. Louis School is one of the leading schools in Europe, providing an exceptional education to children aged 2 to 18 through the full range of Foundation, Primary and Secondary schooling. Situated at the very heart of Milan, the St. Louis School community is warm and friendly and offers the highest standards of pastoral and academic care across 3 campuses. Having developed its reputation for high-quality education for over 20 years, today’s school has more than 1200 students, representing about 50 different nationalities.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €13,170
to: €23,010
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American School of Milan

The American School of Milan (ASM) is an independent, nonprofit college preparatory day school with a state-of-the-art campus located south of Milan. Founded in 1962, ASM has been educating international students from more than 50 countries for more than 55 years. The school’s mission is to provide a modern and rigorous education for international students to excel in the changing world of tomorrow.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €12,250
to: €21,550
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International School of Monza

Whilst International School of Monza has a thirty-year-long history and has close ties with its sister schools around Italy, there a fresh and unique feel to everything it does.
At ISMonza, a full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum school authorised to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), it endeavours to deliver the International Baccalaureate programmes in the purist of forms, with the school’s core values and the IB’s Learner Profile embodied in everything that ISM does. Both the school and the group to which it belongs, have an established record of success in the IB, from age 3 all the way through to admission to the world’s leading universities at age 18.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €9,070
to: €20,480
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Curriculum
IB, Canadian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €10,600
to: €16,400
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Deutsche Schule Mailand

Deutsche Schule Mailand in a bilingual international school where the subjects are taught in German and Italian.
Curriculum
German, Italian
Languages of instruction
German, Italian
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €6,255
to: €6,255
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H-International School Monza

We are the only school that combines Reggio Emilia Approach and IB Approach.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 14
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: €8,000
to: €13,000
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Bilingual European School

BES provides a challenging dual language program that engages learners through inquiry and collaboration. We encourage our students to think critically, to take risks and to be creative. We challenge learners to strive for personal excellence, and we value the intellectual, social, artistic and physical development of each student, which have a significant impact on his/her academic achievements and personal growth. We aim to provide a stimulating environment that fosters a life-long love of learning. We assist students in developing strength of character by learning to make appropriate choices and by taking responsibility for their actions. We expect BES students to embody the attributes of the learner profile, to take thoughtful and appropriate action, and to develop their unique potential. We seek to inspire the compassion and international mindedness necessary for learners to contribute responsibly to the global community.
Curriculum
IB, Italian
Languages of instruction
English, Italian
Ages
2 to 14
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €9,950
to: €12,300
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Andersen International School

Andersen wants to be a space where children of every nationality learn to live together and interact through the use of the English language. Our goal is to create an environment where students can find common ground for interacting, experiencing and discovering the characteristics which make different cultures both unique and the same.
Curriculum
British, Italian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €10,000
to: €15,550
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The British School of Milan - Sir James Henderson

Identified as one of the top 10 British Schools in the world and the only school in Milan rated 'Excellent' by UK Government inspectors, the British School of Milan (BSM) is a co-educational day school, with an international constituency extending across the city of Milan and beyond. Established in 1969, the school offers an academically rigorous as well as a broad and balanced curriculum for students between the ages of 3 and 18.
We aim to inspire pupils and instil in them a love of learning and a clear set of values; to develop the life of the mind in ways that are exciting, challenging, ambitious, as well as fun.
A highly qualified and committed body of staff delivers lessons in small classes.
Students enjoy an exceptionally friendly atmosphere, ensuring that they feel safe and happy. A wide range of sporting activities is available, while standards of creativity in Music, Art and Drama are exceptional – for instance the choir was recently invited to perform in the Vatican in Rome.
Finally, because the BSM is a not-for-profit organisation, all the revenue is re-invested back into the school and does not go to shareholders or private equity.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €12,675
to: €19,975
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ICS International School

ICS International School is the first school dedicated to children from 6 moths of age. It offers an international curriculum enhanced by didactics that develop the fundamentals of design in terms of methodology and collaborative learning. It is a school of innovation that helps children grow into citizens of the world.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 14
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €10,500
to: €12,500
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