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Our school is a private school which is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research and by the Accrediting Commission for Schools and Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges located in California. It is our goal to provide our students with the best opportunities and programs to achieve excellence in education.

We have four sections: Early Years (3-5 years of age), Junior (1st – 5th grade), Middle School (6th – 8th grades) and High School (9th-13th grades). Our curriculum follows the Italian standards, which is augmented with courses to create a challenging international program for all our students. Courses are taught in English, Italian studies are taught in Italian. Our students come from all over the world and we celebrate all the different cultures and traditions of our students. Many students are here in Italy because their parents are attached to the U.S Naval Support Activity and their co-located commands or with NATO, which is located 5 minutes from our school.

The International School of Lago Patria is located off the main road in Lago Patria. Situated in a quiet, green, residential area the school has bright, colorful classrooms which are excellently organized. Each classroom in the Junior, Middle and High School is furnished with a new interactive whiteboard and specialized software. There is also an interactive whiteboard in the Early Years Section of the school. The school has a swimming pool, gym, sports field, ample gardens and playground areas for the children. There is parking available for parents.

For parents stationed with JFC NATO we are located just around the corner from the main base. Parents stationed with JFC have the possibility of walking or riding a bike to work from our location.

We invite parents to come in and speak with our staff and tour the school to see what a wonderful environment we have for children of all ages. Please see the contact page to get in touch with the school.


Mission and philosophy

Our Mission is to provide stimulating learning experiences through the medium of the English language, in which children of internationally minded parents can develop the essential skills and knowledge required to make an active contribution as they take their place in our ever-evolving global society.

The International School of Lago Patria chooses to define ‘Internationalism’ as having knowledge of and appreciation for your own culture and the culture of others. This is demonstrated through the IB Learner Profile.


“Paritaria” school

The International School of Lago Patria is accredited by the italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). The school is considered each year by the Ministry and has been given status as “paritaria”.


Invalsi

The students of the International School of Lago Patria participate in the Invalsi Exams at the end of the academic year. The exams are prepared and administered by the National Institute for the validation of the education system.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Along with our accreditation from the Ministry of Universities, Institutions and Research (MIUR) in Italy, the International School of Lago Patria is accredited with the ACS Western Association of Schools and Colleges in the United States for the Upper School.

ACS WASC accreditation is a process schools use to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals.

ACS WASC accreditation is an ongoing cycle of quality. Schools assess their program and the impact on student learning with respect to the ACS WASC criteria and other accreditation factors.


Our Curriculum

At ISLP we offer students the opportunity to learn with other students from around the world. All of our programs encourage students to achieve high standards, both in their personal and academic endeavours. We challenge our students in all subject areas to help them develop a global way of thinking.

Our school assists with the development of students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. We nurture independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning. Our programs are a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.

Our programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at related transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them.


Staff

At ISLP highly motivated professionals with a passion for learning and teaching deliver a child-centred curriculum using quality resources to cater for common as well as individual learning needs.

From ISLP Mission Statement

There are full-time teachers plus numerous part-time teachers at the International School of Lago Patria. The academic staff is supported by a number of others who prepare classrooms, look after the library, maintain the building, look after gardens and grounds, ensuring a safe and secure environment. The school’s financial and other administration staff involves a group of people who busy themselves with running the intense amount of daily documentation and running of the school. Altogether the staff provides a high level of education in a warm and inviting environment that all of our students and parents enjoy.

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