The Istituto del Sacro Cuore is a Catholic school in Florence that offers pupils an American High School Diploma.
Based in Florence, the Istituto Sacro Cuore is a Catholic school offering a Christian education based on human, intellectual, and spiritual formation.
The school offers Nursery, Primary, first level Secondary and Licei (classical, linguistic and scientific). The school has a Boarding element and the girls’ dormitory in downtown Florence is open to students from Primary School, Middle School and High School.
The school offers students at High School an opportunity to obtain an American High School Diploma in addition to the Italian state Maturità
qualification. Students who speak French can also study for the dual Italian-French diploma, the EsaBac. Find out more on the school’s website here, in Italian only
Admissions information can also be found on the school’s website
, in Italian only.
La Società del Sacro Cuore, founded in Paris in 1800 by Santa Maddalena Sofia Barat, opened the boarding school for Christian training and education in Florence in 1881. The school offered a tremendous culture based on on literary, linguistic and historical-philosophical studies.
The Istituto del Sacro Cuore is located near the heart of Florence, on the other side of the river Arno from the city centre. It is based on parkland on the Viale Michelangiolo.