Upper School

Welcome to the ISLP Upper School.

The ISLP Upper School Program is constructed around the skills and content necessary for successful completion of the Diploma Program. The program is divided into two years of pre-courses, and two/three years of courses, and is designed to provide a rigorous pre-university experience.

Successful completion of the program culminates in the Liceo Scientifico Diploma accredited by Ministry of Universities, Institutions and Research (MIM).

ISLP offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training.

For our learners, our programs help improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study. Recent advances in teaching, curriculum and facilities have transformed our Upper School into a dynamic center for learning.


Why Choose ISLP High School – UPPER

  1. Active engagement in projects, presentations, debates, field trips and community service activities provides real-life experiences
  2. An expanding selection of courses allows students to customize their education. Our Math program includes Higher and Standard level classes in all grades.
  3. A one to one laptop program where students bring their own devices
  4. Fully equipped classrooms with smart boards, projectors and broadband WiFi
  5. A sense of family and strong relationships between students and faculty support learning
  6. Graduates become active global citizens pursuing advanced studies in world-class universities and often return to tell us how ISLP contributed to their success.

“Paritaria” school

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


MIM, the Ministry of Education and Merit (formerly MIUR), created the school-to-work alternation project that was made mandatory by the Buona Scuola reform brought in by Law 107/2015.

PCTO is a period of theoretical classroom training that precisely alternates with one of practical work experience in a company, including a foreign one.

The purpose is to prepare all students in the last three years of high school for the world of work and enrich their education by giving them useful experience in their future job search. The program is extended to foreign schools and companies precisely to give students the opportunity to improve their skills in the language especially English conditio sine qua non to have a curriculum vitae expendable worldwide.


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.


The State Examination

The State Examination, which takes place at the end of the second cycle of education, is a key milestone in a student’s educational journey and is aimed at assessing the skills acquired by students at the end of the cycle. In order to take the State Examination, the student must first be admitted by a decision made by the class council in the final exam of the last class of the course of study. It consists of several written tests and an interview. In particular for the second cycle, there are two written tests: the first is common to all courses of study, while the second is specific to the course of study attended. The written tests are followed by an interview. For the first cycle it has a multidisciplinary character. For the second cycle it is conducted on the basis of the specific learning objectives of the course and in relation to the disciplines that characterize the course of study


We look forward to welcoming new families to our Upper School and to continuing to collaborate with the students, parents and staff of our educational community.


Accredited school with the Italian Ministry of Education (MIM)