Top 10 Best International Schools in Milan, Italy

Top 10 Best International Schools in Milan, Italy

International Schools in Milan

There are 18 international schools in Milan with a mix of 8 British schools, 9 IB and 1 American school. Annual fees start from as little as €3,000 and rise all the way up to €24,000 for the most exclusive schools.

Education in Italy

As you would expect, public schools in Italy will be taught in Italian. If you are planning to be in Italy for the long term this may be an attractive option to immerse your children in the language. For those who may be temporarily in Milan, an international school will likely be the preferred option where a curriculum can be taken that can be continued in almost any country. If learning Italian is important, many international schools offer a bilingual education and may be better catered to ease children into the language without disrupting their overall education.

Living in Milan

Milan is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and also a major financial centre in Europe. In addition, amazing scenery is only a short distance away - the Italian Lake District is only a 45 minutes drive north. The BBC has a great overview of living in Milan to help you get a feel for where to live and things to do.

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Best international schools in Milan

Best International Schools in Milan - Rankings

Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Milan school should be in the top 10, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so parents, teachers and pupils get the real story when they research their next school. You can find your school in the full List of International Schools in Milan, or search by name here.


St. Louis School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English,IB,Italian

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

St. Louis School Milan is a proud member of Inspired, a leading global premium schools group operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America educating over 45,000 students across a global network of more than 64 schools. Founded by Nadim M Nsouli, Inspired offers a fresh and contemporary approach to education by re-evaluating traditional teaching methods and curricula, and creating a more dynamic, relevant and powerful educational model.

At Inspired, we believe that the overall educational experience instils the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and values that students will carry with them for life. Inspired sets a new standard in premium private education with handpicked teachers and a dedication to excellence that permeates every aspect of each school. Integrating innovative, challenging and enriching academic, performing & creative arts and sports programmes, Inspired’s students leave with outstanding results, a love of learning, confidence and a firm value system that prepares them to embrace the challenges life throws at them in their future endeavours.

St. Louis School is extremely proud of the exceptional IB Diploma results achieved by our students. We congratulate all of our students on their outstanding results, which stand their ground with some of the world’s top IB schools.

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Yies School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

International, Italian

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 14

Description

YES is THE school: for students, for teachers and for parents. It is a unique blend of learning and discovery and combines the best of both the Italian and international curriculum. The YIES method is based on research and allows the development of knowledge related to personal experiences. It is an environment where students develop critical thinking and personal skills and where different learning styles are recognized and valued. Students will be able to think creatively and be independent when solving problems. YIES is the educational environment in which fundamental elements such as serenity, support and co-operation are considered fundamental.

It is the place where pupils are encouraged to develop their critical thinking and personal skills and to grow as a person. In YIES, our goal is to develop skills, abilities and knowledge to help children grow as responsible citizens of the world, self-confident advocates of change, ready for the challenges of the 21st century.

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Andersen International School 

5.0 from 4 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 16

Description

Andersen International School is a place where children can thrive socially, academically and creatively. We want the children to be the best that they can be. We have a dedicated team of teachers, support staff and management who create a caring, productive atmosphere. We prepare our students for any challenges that they will meet in today’s world and to become responsible citizens to make valuable contributions to it.

Set in ample, attractive grounds within easy reach of the centre of Milan, Andersen International School offers a wonderful learning environment for more than 500 children from all over the world, from Nursery to High School Paritaria.

We are proud to offer a high standard of Education following both the English National Curriculum and the Italian school’s Curriculum. Children receive maximum individual attention allowing them to reach their full academic potential.

Andersen School wants to be a space where children of every nationality learn to live together and interact through the use of the English language. Our goal is to create an environment where students can find common ground for interacting, experiencing and discovering the characteristics which make different cultures both unique and the same.

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Junior College Bilingual School 

5.0 from 3 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

6 to 11

Description

Junior College Bilingual School constantly pursues the goal of building an educational alliance with parents , in order to work together in the perspective of fostering a good relational climate , based on mutual respect, dialogue, listening and collaboration, each in the awareness of own role for a sharing of intentions.

For this reason, JCBS organises meeting moments, themed evenings, sharing events aimed at families, adults and children, in addition to the celebrations of canonical anniversaries.

Baby College , Nursery School and bilingual Infant School, was born in 2007 and develops an innovative teaching that places the child at the centre of its educational project , aiming to synergistically reconcile the educational objectives set by the Italian Ministry of Education with those of the English National Curriculum. This integration makes it possible to increase knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon culture and, at the same time, to enhance and safeguard the Italian cultural identity.

To ensure educational continuity, Junior College Bilingual School was born, an equal primary school, which intends to be a reference point for the bilingual model, placing itself as a centre of excellence in the field of education.

Thanks to the use of the English language for 50% of the school time, the child grows up developing a bilingual mind.

Bilingualism, in addition to the natural ability to pass from one language to another, implies mental flexibility, speed of reasoning and openness to the unknown, diversity, the propensity for exploration and knowledge.

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Bloom International School 

4.9 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

Bloom International School offers a developmental programme for children aged 3 to 4 years allowing students to begin learning and become accustomed to a classroom setting. Our Primary School covers the developmental years from Grade 1 to Grade 6, following the Cambridge International Primary Programme.

This stage provides a steady basis for learning across a wide range of academic subjects. Our Middle School follows the Cambridge International Secondary Programme from Grade 7 to Grade 9. This in turn progresses from the basic knowledge gained in the Primary School allowing the development of detailed understanding in subjects covered. Our high school programme for Grades 10 and 11 provides students with a more detailed and analytical knowledge to enable them study independently.

After completing Primary and Secondary Cambridge Checkpoint examinations, at the end of Grade 6 and Grade 9 respectively, students will have a comprehensive foundation to move on to our college’s preparatory Cambridge International General Certificate of Education (Cambridge IGCSE). Following on from IGCSE, students move to Grade 12 and Grade 13 studying Cambridge International AS & Advanced level programmes.

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St. Joseph International College 

4.8 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

St. Joseph International College warmly welcome both girls and boys of all nationalities, we open our arms towards the Asian citizens of all races, religion and culture. We give our students a free and relaxing environment to study without forgetting to celebrate all the cultural events, so that our students will gain knowledge not only in studies but also about the outside world.

We give you the access to a challenging international Cambridge education. Please feel free to contact us anytime that is convenient for you.

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GIS The International School of Monza 

4.8 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

International

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 11

Description

At GIS The International School of Monza learning focuses on the development of skills and attitudes that young people require to become active participants in the world of tomorrow. It is an international experience that the students experience both as national and global citizens. For our Early Years sections we inspire ourselves on the Reggio Emilia approach. An innovative and inspiring philosophy to Early Childhood Education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge.

Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it. In our Primary Years sections, we believe in inquiry-based and trans-disciplinary learning. Concepts are explored from a local and a global perspective through the lenses of the different disciplines. The child develops the necessary skills to ask relevant questions and find evidence based answers to fulfil their curiosity and reach their own conclusions.

They also develop social skills, learning how to work with others in cooperation, to reach a common goal, and develop the necessary confidence to share their ideas and thoughts. Through these different elements, children are prepared to foster their love for learning that should permeate throughout their entire lives.

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The British School of Milan - Sir James Henderson logo The British School of Milan - Sir James Henderson 

4.6 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

IB, English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

The British School of Milan - Sir James Henderson Identified as one of the top 10 British Schools in the world and the only school in Milan rated 'Excellent' by UK Government inspectors, the British School of Milan (BSM) is a co-educational day school, with an international constituency extending across the city of Milan and beyond. Established in 1969, the school offers an academically rigorous as well as a broad and balanced curriculum for students between the ages of 3 and 18.

In the Primary School, students follow the English National Curriculum, culminating in the Senior School with public exams at (I)GCSE.  In Years 12 and 13 (the Sixth Form), students pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma – considered the gold standard of world education and the best preparation for universities and the globally competitive world of work.

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Canadian School of Milan 

4.4 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

IB, Canadian

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

At the heart of the Canadian School of Milan there is a rigorous academic program that aims to challenge our students to achieve their full potential, raise their expectations and supersede their limits. It is our firm ambition to prepare our students with not only an exceptional education, but with essential personal qualities such as honesty, tolerance, resilience, strength of character and self-confidence so they will be prepared for the challenges and wonders of life beyond our school.

All of our classroom teachers at CSM are highly qualified and come from all over the world. State of the art technologies are integrated into our curriculum to provide students with the opportunities to be 21st century learners.  We take pride in maintaining small class sizes and low student to teacher ratios, so students can receive the individualized support they require for their own academic and personal progress.

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MILE School 

4.4 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English, Italian

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 14

Description

MILE School Milan was born in 2003 from the will and passion for Education of its founder. Born and raised in Milan, after graduating in Law, Adriana Sorbellini obtained post-graduate pedagogical studies, deepening her skills abroad where she was able to get in touch with leading bilingual early childhood education facilities. In 1998, she founded the first bilingual nursery school in Franciacorta (BS) and, in 2003, she created the bilingual company nursery school in Milan on behalf of Nestlé Italia. Starting from the same year 2003, she first founded the bilingual kindergarten in Milan, then the primary school (2008) and the middle school (2013), creating what is now the bilingual equal education structure MILE School.

Passionate and researcher, she has participated in the drafting of the items of the certification of the quality path EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) in collaboration with the City of Milan. She also collaborates today with the University of Pavia, the Catholic University of Milan and the Bicocca University of Milan.

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Other International Schools in Milan

There are 7 other international schools in Milan that didn't make it into our Top 10, either because they didn't have enough reviews or its review rating was too low. If your school is one of those and you think it should make the Top 10, make sure you add your review and tell your story via the school links below.

School Curriculum Rating
Montessori Bilingual School of Milan Montessori 5.0 / 5
ICS Milan International School EYFS, English, IPC, MIUR, IB 5.0 / 5
International School of Monza IB 4.4 / 5
Bilingual European School IB, Italian 4.2 / 5
International School of Milan IB 4.0 / 5
American School of Milan IB, American 4.0 / 5
Collegio San Carlo IB,Italian 2.0 / 5

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