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CityTurin
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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
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Yearly fees: from: €8,100
to: €18,400
Address: Strada Pecetto, 34 10023 Chieri (TO), Italy

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

460

Number of nationalities represented in the school

36

Most common nationality

Italian - American - German - British - Japanese - Spanish - Brazilian

Ratio of local students to international students

1:1

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

The English Language Learner (ELL) programme is designed to provide students with the reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking skills to become confident English learners, both academically and socially.

IST's specialist ELL teachers confer regularly with each classroom or subject teachers, and with parents to discuss the student progress. ELL teachers work collaboratively with classroom teachers to ensure that the individual needs of students are met. During the first weeks of school students are tested using an internationally recognized assessment tool, and following this testing, benchmarks are set which define each grade level goals.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian, French, German, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

15-20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

In addition to being completely wireless, IST's classrooms are equipped with Apple TV's and digital screens.

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)

The school is able to offer school lessons through Live Streaming in times of emergency, like the recent COVID-19 quarantines.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support Programme is designed to meet the needs of those students who would benefit from a more individualized approach to maximize their academic success at IST.

Learning support offered

The objective of the programme is for students to take advantage of their academic strengths and use them to provide broader and more meaningful educational programmes. Individual Education Plans (IEPs), or Action Plans are designed for each student, outlining learning targets and listing the specific plans, accommodations, and resources that will be used to attain them.

Learning Support teachers will also work with those students who would benefit from accelerated programming. Students identified as gifted in certain areas may also be enrolled in Learning Support, affording them the opportunities to explore, challenge, and further their academic goals and achievements.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

IST is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of all students. We have a team of Homeroom Advisors (Secondary) and class teachers (Primary) who create the best environment in which students are able to develop and grow on a personal and academic level. We are a school that prides itself on implementing a developmentally appropriate Advisory and Guidance Programme that proactively support students socially and emotionally.

Student access to education psychologist

We have one Counsellor for the Primary school and for the Secondary School. The Counsellor work with students individually, in small groups or with classes. The Counsellor work closely with teachers and are available to meet with parents to discuss any concerns they may have with their child.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, placement tests in English and mathematics for students from Grade 6 to Grade 12. In addition to all school reports, we also require our Recommendation Form to be completed by the previous school and request any standardised tests or Individualised Education Plans.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Yes, placement tests in English and mathematics for students from Grade 6 to Grade 12 when they apply. Testing might be required for Primary School students depending on the circumstances.

Waiting list

A few classes are being monitored. Not at the moment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The deadline is January 31st of each calendar year to access a discount on the Registration Fee. After the 31st of January, applications are open with the regular Registration Fee and are subject to availability in the classes.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

School start time

9 am

School finish time

3.30 pm

School bus service available

At IST we offer a bus service throughout Torino, Moncalieri, Chieri, Alba, Asti, and the surrounding areas, in partnership with a bus company. The buses are safe, comfortable, and carefully maintained.

School provided lunches

We educate our students about nutrition and good eating practices. We offer a healthy nutritional programme including high-quality fresh products (organic, local, fair trade) and a variety of menus suitable for all nutritional needs and with international choices. Moreover, the food is freshly cooked on site every day, following the principle that good nutrition is important for good learning.

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes, from Nursery to Grade 10.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Swimming, tennis, basketball, soccer, chess, rollerblade, arts, homework, Lego science and engineering, learning with bricks, Latin, school of rock, orchestra, Aikido

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The IST sports programme reflects the IB learner profile, where, the students from Nursery to grade 12 are involved in many after-school activities and participate in different tournaments and events around Italy and Europe during the year, such as the Mediterranean Cup in Verona. IST encourages all students to be involved in sports activities, to represent our school and enhance a sense of pride and community.

Facilities at the school

- 8.000 m2 campus;
- Spacious classrooms;
- Three fully equipped science laboratories;
- Dedicated rooms for music, art and design;
- Large multi-purpose assembly hall;
- A modern library and research centre (Co-Lab);
- Dedicated area for Early Years with classrooms, nap room, bathrooms, mud pitch, and outdoor play area;
- Separate outdoor areas for Primary and Secondary;
- Cutting-edge educational technologies;
- Purpose-built restaurant service and Good School Food project;
- Transportation serving Turin and the surrounding areas;
- Eco-garden which students care for and maintain as part of our sustainability programme.

Sports facilities at the school

- Indoor Gymnasium;
- Outdoor playground;
- Outdoor football pitch;
- Outdoor basketball court.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Turin is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational day school that strives to provide superior education in English, from Nursery through High School, for students from both the international and local communities of Turin.

Teaching approach of the school

IST maintains the three levels of the International Baccalaureate Programs - Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and Diploma Program - which, when combined, provide a course of study that stresses the acquisition of a fundamental body of knowledge and the development of conceptual tools needed to gather, organize, analyze and understand the ever-increasing flow of information made available by advances in the sciences and humanities, to derive full enjoyment of the world’s rich human and cultural resources and to keep technologically aware and up-to-date.

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