Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||20 students / class|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
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|Native English speaking teachers||
All teachers are native speakers of the language in which they instruct and are recruited globally to insure students receive the highest quality international education. The Italian language is an integral part of the academic program for Elementary, Middle and High School students.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as a Second Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Italian, French, German, Spanish
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
For children seeking admission to the Middle School or High School sections, an admission test and/or an interview with the Director and/or teachers is required in order to determine the scholastic level of the candidate and preparation for the class for which she/he has applied.
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|School bus service available||
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|Supervised care before/after school||
Early morning supervision is from 7:30 to 8:30.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
|School provided lunches||
School fees at the IST include lunch for all students as well as snacks for children in the Early Childhood.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
An alternative to the daily menu is always available for vegans/vegetarians and students who have allergies or specific dietary requirements.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The International School of Trieste is a nonprofit school offering a diploma legally recognized by the Italian State. IST offers a world-class education to international and Italian students from two years to university.
|Teaching approach of the school||
IST recognizes the need for students to be equipped for an interconnected world as as global citizens with the skills needed to engage with people from many cultural backgrounds. IST aims to provide its students with a well-rounded education which includes a focus on character and prepare them for diverse opportunities and future studies.