ISLP Middle School aims to deliver an International Education and at the same time provide the important elements of the Italian State Curriculum in such a way that skills are developed alongside knowledge, and the students become thoughtful, creative and valuable members of the International and Italian communities. Our teachers are caring and experienced and are aware that students in this age group need security, support and success.
The core curriculum is comprehensive and challenging, helping students build a strong foundation in the major subject areas as well as several foreign languages. We take the Italian Scuola Secondaria di I Grado Programme into consideration, since many students will progress from ISLP to an Italian “Scuola Superiore”. In addition, at the beginning of MS3, parents are invited to a meeting where they are asked to confirm if their child will sit the Italian Ministerial Exam ‘Terza Media.’ While the school offers support in enrolling students for the exam and coordinating with the Italian subject teachers who will administer the exam, it is the student and parents’ responsibility to make sure they are adequately prepared to sit the exam.
Students who are non-native speakers of English or Italian and need extra assistance with the language, are placed in our Learning Support Service, and if they need grounding in the basics of the language, may benefit from an intensive course, particularly in the first months of the school year.