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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as an Additional Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Italian, French, Spanish, German
|Use of technology in the classroom||
EISP promotes a digital learning path where students are introduced and trained in computational thinking, programming language (coding) and the use of digital technologies and resources starting from Nursery/Infant School with age-appropriate lessons and workshops. These specific educational activities enhance various skills including problem solving, logical thinking and creativity to be then combined in a single project such as the creation of a videogame or an interactive story.
|External examinations or assessments available||
IGCSE, IB Diploma
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
At the Primary School the children are invited to spend the morning at the school. The tests will be administered first; with the remaining part of the morning up until 12:30 to be spent in class. At the Secondary School, after the tests (English, Italian, Maths and CAT4) prospective students can have lunch and attend lessons in class until 15:55 or arrange a trial day.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
For enrolments in Year 1, Year 6 and Year 9 students who are in Italy must respect the deadlines stated by the MIUR - Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università, della Ricerca (Ministry of Education, University and Research). The deadlines vary every year, but are usually in January/February. There is no deadline for registrations for all other classes, providing places are available and the entrance criteria is met.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes. During the school year you can register your child/ren at EISP providing places are available and the entrance criteria is met.
|School bus service available||
|School provided lunches||
Two canteens prepare lunch on a daily basis for students and staff using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The menu, carefully planned and created in collaboration with the Dietician from the ULSS office in Padua, varies from an autumn/winter to a spring/summer one.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
The school also caters and prepares individual menus for children with allergies or intolerance to certain food types/group, providing a medical certificate is provided.
|Facilities at the school||
5 libraries, reading room, science lab, physics lab, chemistry lab, ICT lab, 2 canteens
|Sports facilities at the school||
The structure contains two gyms, both supplied with technical equipment and volleyball/basketball courts. There is the possibility to do outdoor sporting activities due to having a 5-a-side football pitch and an athletics track. Various sporting activities can also be set up in the green area that connects the two buildings.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The English International School of Padua was established in Padua in 1987. It is a private international institute which offers a child centered learning environment that is dynamic in its pace, differentiated, challenging and rewarding. Students are encouraged to work to their full potential with careful consideration applied to ensure the children's self esteem is always positively enforced and maintained.
|Teaching approach of the school||
EISP's educational mission is to provide students with the essential stimuli to develop and achieve their potential in an international learning environment that can encourage and motivate them to give their best every day.