International Schools in Milan
Cosmopolitan Milan is home to a diverse expat community of residents from all over the world, with a wide range of schools to match. Whether you are searching for a particular national curriculum or for a local Italian school with an international department, Milan is home to an array of different options to suit your individual needs and the languages that your children speak (or that you would like them to learn).
The Bilingual School Of Montpellierza is a bilingual nursery and primary school with both Italian and English used on a daily basis. The British American Pre-School (BAPS) offers an English-speaking early years programme based on the English National Curriculum. BAPS is run in the same building as the Bilingual European School, which is convenient for families with children in both. The Bilingual European School (BES) goes from primary up to middle school and integrates the Italian Ministerial programme with the IB primary years programme.
The International School of Milan is set within a contemporary, sustainable campus in Baranzate. With boarding and day options, students at this private school study the full IB Programme (including IGCSEs and the IB Diploma) with access to a fantastic range of extra curricular activities.
North American families in Milan have several highly regarded schools to choose from, such as the American School of Milan (offering both the American High School Diploma and the IB) for students aged 3 to 18 from over 50 countries. The Canadian School of Milan (CSM) is an English language school for children from 3 to 18 years of age. The Preschool programme was inspired by the Montessori method, children are taught following the curriculum from Ministry of Education of Ontario up to grade 5 followed by the International Baccalaureate’s IB Middle School and Diploma Programme.
Families looking for a British style education might choose the British School of Milan, which follows the English National Curriculum culminating in IGCSEs followed by the IB Diploma. Anderson International School also offer the offer British National Curriculum at Pre-school, primary, middle and high school, leading to IGCSEs and A-Levels.
St Louis School is a private international school from age 2 to 18 set across three campuses (one in the city centre and two further out, including a boarding house for students aged 14-18). Following the national curriculum for England, with successful results at IGCSE and the IB Diploma, there is the additional option of an Italian stream for children with fluency in Italian.
In terms of schools following other national curriculums, The German School of Milan teaches in both German and Italian and The Lycée Stendhal de Milan offers pupils from 3 to 18 a fully French education in Milan, following the curriculum of the French Ministry of National Education. The Japanese School of Milan specialises in teaching Japanese language within the context of an international education. With around 120 pupils the school was originally established to host the children of those working for Japanese companies based in Milan.
To help you make one of the most important decisions of your family’s life, here is the Mumabroad.com directory of the top international and multilingual schools in Milan, as recommended by parents living in the city and surrounding areas.