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When we asked about the schools in Italy, they said...

"Ask to see the inspection report, ask about budgets for books and IT resources, ask to see the books of children in the school - this will give you an idea of what you are letting yourself in for. Ask to see curriculum plans in place for the years of your children. Ask the school to show you any Online resources they subscribe to. I advise this because had we were somewhat naïve when we looked at the school and had some shocks once we arrived. Please ask to see how they develop the children grammatically and mathematically and about differentiation and progression. I did not see any examples of this happening during our 3 years at the school but things may have improved," commented one expat when asked about International School of Modena in Modena.

"The International School of Milan is one of the premier international educational experiences in Italy. It provides students with an inclusive, bilingual learning environment where they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the global marketplace. With its commitment to a holistic, age-appropriate curriculum, the International School of Milan provides a challenging and supportive environment that encourages creativity, problem solving, and collaboration. This school has also established a strong emphasis on art, science, and technology to ensure students are well-rounded in their education. The Italian-German School in Rome is a unique international school in Italy, where students aged 3-19 have the opportunity to learn in both English and German. It follows the Italian and German national education systems and students are able to take official exams from both countries. With its focus on co-operation and responsibility, the Italian-German School provides an atmosphere where students can develop academically, socially and emotionally. In Florence, the British Institute (BI) is a popular choice among expats and the wider international community. Set in the historical centre of the city, the school provides an excellent hub for learning. Offering both ICSE and A' Level programs, it is key in providing students with the right educational background and foundation to succeed in higher education. It also has many extra curricular activities on offer such as sports, art, drama, and music. Finally, the European School Rome (ESR) is part of an international network of educational institutions that was established in 1957. It is one of the best international schools in the country and offers students a multi-lingual learning experience, with instruction in English, French, and Italian. It promotes innovation, mobility, and creativity and is dedicated to offering students from all over the world the best educational experiences. In addition, students have the option of taking part in extra curricular activities and programs to further broaden their education and experience," explained one expat in Italy with kids at .

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