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CityPalermo
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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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 18 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Via Piersanti Mattarella 38/42 90141 Palermo, Italy

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

223

Number of nationalities represented in the school

14

Most common nationality

Italian

Ratio of local students to international students

7:3

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian
Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated in diverse class activities, student have access to Google Suite with a personal account managed by the school, we have access to different learning platforms.

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

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

PYP: 2 hours per week
MYP: 30 mins a day
DP: 2 hours a day

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Starting from Middle school

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Evaluation depends on student's prior experience and school records. We mainly assess students in the English language and Mathematics

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

March (except for international families)

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma
MYP Personal Project
Esame di accesso alla secondaria di secondo grado ("Terza Media" Italian national exam)
Esame di accesso alla secondaria di primo grado ("Quinta Elementare" Italian national exam)

Results in these examinations

DP: Our first DP examination session is May 2022
MYP: first results available July/August 2022
Esame di accesso alla secondaria di secondo grado: Excellent
Esame di accesso alla secondaria di primo grado: Excellent

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

World Religions

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

We welcome students with different beliefs and religious backgrounds

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have EAL support, IAL support, an SEN specialist and school psychologists

Learning support offered

Support in main stream classes and support in small groups

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Differentiation

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

MYP and DP: 8.00am
PYP: 8.50am

School finish time

DP: 4.00pm
MYP: 3.00pm
PYP: 3.45pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISP offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Variety of sports, depending on the Units of Inquiry

Sports facilities at the school

Football field, tennis court, basketball court, playground

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No

Other facilities at the school

Library
Science Labs
STEM Lab
Auditorium

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International School Palermo is officially a “foreign school” operating in Italy that develops and promotes an international study programme. English is the main language in view of the final exam; Italian remains an integral part of the programme as it is the main language spoken by ISP's students (every mother tongue is important for an international education ).

Teaching approach of the school

ISP focuses on the development of all aspects of the child’s personality (spiritual, physical, emotional, social, cognitive and linguistic), instilling in each a love of learning. Its aim, in line with IB philosophy, is to move students toward becoming principled, caring and open-minded individuals and life-long learners, who will help to create a better and more peaceful world.

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