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Beautiful Florence and the wider Tuscan region is home to many international families from all over the world and as such has a plethora of bilingual and even trilingual schools to accommodate children from multilingual backgrounds.

 

Canadian Island is one of the leading English-speaking pre-schools in Tuscany, offering learning through play that encourages self-expression in music, art, and language while building their social skills, independence, and self confidence.

 

The Elizabeth English Academy is a warm and friendly primary school in San Giuliano Terme, Pisa, offering a comprehensive primary education with both English and Italian used in the classroom. Also in Pisa, Westminster International School is an IB World School which offers the IB Primary Years Programme for students from 3 to 12 years of age near Lucca and Florence.

 

Located within a large villa set in beautiful gardens, The Bilingual School of Lucca offers a balanced English and Italian primary education in a peaceful, natural environment for children from 3-11 years of age.

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The International School of Florence (ISF) is one of the oldest international schools in Europe, culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with the option of undertaking the Italian Licenza Media. With excellent facilities, the school is set across two beautiful campuses, the Villa le Tavernule just outside the city centre and the Villa Torri di Gattaia, near the Piazzale Michelangelo.

 

The International School of Siena is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with a primary school for children between 3 and 11 years old. The middle school integrates the international curriculum with the Italian Scuola Media Programme for Italian students to prepare for the end-of-year State Italian Exams (this is optional for international students).

Parents seeking a catholic education might opt for the Institute of the Sacred Heart of Florence (or Istituto del Sacro Cuore), is an all-girls from nursery up to the end of high school, or licei. The school has boarding facilities for primary, middle and high school students and girls in their final year study for a state final exam in three key fields (classical, linguistic and scientific).

 

Lycée Victor Hugo is a French school in Florence for children aged 3 to university stage, offering a trilingual English, French and Italian programme, following the national curriculum of France. Students have the option to choose between the Baccalaureat Francais or l’EsaBac, which incorporates the Italian Esame di Stato and the French Baccalauréat, enabling pupils to acquire both qualifications simultaneously through the same exam.

 

Below you will find the Mumabroad.com guide to the most highly regarded international schools in Florence and Tuscany, as recommended by families who live in the Italian region.

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Assisi International School

Assisi International School

A bilingual school (Italian/English) for children from 2 to 14 years of age in the Province of Perugia. Assisi International School is a Montessori Method Learning Centre. ...
Canadian Island

Canadian Island

Founded in 1996, the directors Maria Rocco and Lucia Mingarelli have enjoyed watching the school and its popular summer camps grow to the point where Canadian Island is now a leading education provider in Tuscany, as well as a place where young people and parents come to be inspired. In... ...
Centro Internazionale Montpelliertessori, Perugia

Centro Internazionale Montpelliertessori, Perugia

Today, the majority of Montessori-inspired schools are aimed at children from zero to five years, but this centre in Perugia accommodates babies from a few months old, children and teenagers up until the age of 18. Il Nido, la Casa dei Bambini  and the Primary School all offer a bilingual education... ...
Instituto Sacro Cuore

Instituto Sacro Cuore

Istituto del Sacro Cuore, based in Florence, is a Catholic school that leaves ample room for freedom of thought, 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’... ...
International School of Florence

International School of Florence

Capturing 65 years of tradition in Florence the International School of Florence (ISF) is one of the oldest international schools in Europe, culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the surest path to accessing the broadest choice of colleges and universities throughout the world. ISF is an independent, non-profit, co-educational, college preparatory... ...
International School of Siena

International School of Siena

The International School of Siena opened in 2010 and has developed and grown considerably during the subsequent years. It is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and the primary school hosts children between 3 and 11 years old whilst the Middle School continues to develop as the school grows by... ...
Kindergarten Bilingual School

Kindergarten Bilingual School

Kindergarten is a paritaria bilingual Italian/English School that has been in activity since 1973. The Kindergarten School is a Nursery School with 2 sections, a Pre-School with 3 bilingual sections and 3 bilingual international sections, a bilingual Elementary School, and a bilingual international Middle School. Kindergarten became a Cambridge International School in 2016. The Kindergarten School has three campuses, close to each... ...
Lycée Victor Hugo, Florence

Lycée Victor Hugo, Florence

An International school for students as young as 3 years old until university age. The school prepares its pupils for the global stage and the academic programme is taught in French, English and Italian, producing trilingual, culturally sensitive students with internationally recognised qualifications. The school gives importance to each of... ...
The Bilingual School of Lucca

The Bilingual School of Lucca

Located in a large villa within well-maintained gardens, the Bilingual School of Lucca offers a completely bilingual education in a peaceful, natural environment. The Primary School offering a rigorous, stimulating and innovative bilingual education in Italian and English for children from 3-11 years of age. They aim to inspire a lifelong love... ...
The Elizabeth English Academy

The Elizabeth English Academy

The Elizabeth English Academy is a Primary educational establishment in San Giuliano Terme, Pisa, offering full primary education and after school language, theatre and science courses. The Academy is an independent learning association, offering an international education based in the English language, from (4-11) Reception to Year 6. The Elizabeth Academy... ...
Westminster International School, Pisa

Westminster International School, Pisa

Westminster International School is an IB World School which offers the IB Primary Years Programme for students from 3 to 12 years of age near Lucca and Florence. Westminster aims to establish a personal set of values by learning experiences which relate to young people’s lives in school, home and the outside... ...
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