Welcome to the International School in Genoa
Welcome to ISG, where we believe that children who imagine, create and explore in a beautiful environment
become lovers of learning for life
What makes ISG unique
The International School in Genoa is a non-profit association of families founded in 1966 to offer a truly international learning environment to the international and local community present in the Metropolitan area of Genoa.
Our mission is Respect, Responsibility and Reaching for Excellence and these words form the foundation of everything we believe in. We are known for our child-centred approach, happy atmosphere and high standards of academic achievement. Our approaches to teaching and leaning inspire curiosity, nurture collaboration, and promote the development of the academic potential for every child aged 2 to 18.
ISG is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and is in the process of implementing the IB Middle Years Programme and IB Primary Years Programme as a candidate school for both programs. The International School in Genoa is the only school in Liguria fully accredited by CIS, the Council of International Schools.
The learning environment is international, joyful, dynamic and inspires rigorous learning. Visitors see it immediately when they step onto our parkland campus. Students feel it every day through their inspiring interactions with our world-class faculty.
The School's curriculum is international and leads to the completion of both the High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
The IB Diploma is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and is legally equivalent to the Italian Maturità.
The language of instruction at ISG is English. All students also have the opportunity to study Italian (Language A or Language B). In Middle and High School students study a third language choosing among French, Spanish, Mandarin and German.
Meet our Teachers
ISG faculty are highly qualified professionals with international teaching credentials. Our teachers are selected through international specialist agencies and fairs held in the UK and USA. Teachers come from the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Egypt, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Russia and Spain.
We believe that the best way to present our school is from the words of our teachers and community members.
We invite you to watch the videos and learn more about our teaching and learning approach in the section INTERVIEW WITH ISG COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
Our Programmes in details
The Italian Programme
In alignment with the IB holistic approach of our school, the Italian Programme is integrated in the ISG curriculum as it represents a fundamental resource for the academic preparation of both Italian and foreign students. Taking advantage of Italy's human and cultural resources, the intent is to build solid linguistic and cultural foundations differentiated to meet the diverse needs of Italian students and to enrich the school experience for foreign students.
In the Elementary school (Grade 1-5), pupils follow an Italian language course (reading, writing and grammar) spread over 6 periods per week, in complete alignment with the requirements and content found in the 24-hour model present in the Italian school system. Following the ministerial CLIL* approach, the subjects of History, Geography, Science, Art, Music, Math and Physical Education are taught in English.
The same approach is also followed in Middle School (Grade 6-8), in preparation for the Italian National State Exams (ISG Grade 8 Students passing rate: 100%).
In High School, students have the option between the Italian language and Literature course and the Italian Language acquisition course.
Discover the school
We understand how important it is choosing the best school for your child’s future. Our goal is to provide you with all the information to make the school a perfect fit for your child and you as a family.
Some key information, as a start:
Our Admissions Team is here to support you in the process by listening to what matters to you. We welcome you to contact us with any questions about joining the ISG Community.