Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English and Italian|
|Native English and Italian teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Italian)|
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2020/2021.
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|Native English and Italian speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Italian||
English as a Secondary Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|School bus service available||
|School finish time||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Art, music, sports, drama.
|School provided lunches||
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Ostia International School is a bilingual international primary school, idyllically positioned between Ostia’s seafront and pinewood.
OIS offers a completely bilingual curriculum taught by qualified mother tongue teachers in a positive and stimulating environment.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The truly bilingual programme begins in Year 2 following the Foundation Stage, which is taught exclusively in English. Subjects are taught in both languages following a 60/40 ratio in the first two years of school with English being the dominant language. This changes to a 45/55 ratio in the last three years. In addition to the core subjects, OIS' art, music and physical education lessons are taught in Italian.
The students’ progress is regularly assessed, including through formal standardized national tests from both countries, the results of which re-confirm the great advantages of bilingual education.