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. The International Baccalaureate curriculum provides the ideal framework in which to promote the concepts, skills, and attitudes that foster this evolution and understanding. The language and culture of the local Italian community offer rich resources to complement and support our school’s philosophy.
ISG is the only school in Liguria fully accredited by CIS, the Council of International Schools. Our aim is to develop all individuals to their full creative, intellectual, moral, and physical potential.
ISG teachers represent more than 20 different nationalities, such as Britain, Ireland, United States, Australia, etc.. Many teachers choose our school thanks to our professional development and our location in one of the cities offering a high quality of life in Europe. ISG selects teachers through international recruiting agencies. The turnover is low, guaranteeing continuity and stability.
ISG is an inclusive school, aiming to offer a qualitative education to students with different cultural and academic backgrounds. We foster respect for self, others and the environment. Compassion, inclusivity and a celebration of diversity are at the core of our mission.
Our campus is located in a fascinating historical green park on the east end of the city in one of the areas of Genoa offering the best quality of life and services. Facilities include an auditorium, an art room, two science labs and an innovation lab. In addition, there is an outdoor sports field, a cross country path, a spacious library, and a cafeteria. We recently increased our outdoor sport and recess space by creating an outdoor play area in the park.
ISG is a truly international community, with a nice mix of Italian and international children representing almost 45 different nationalities. The international students represent the 38% of our student body. We celebrate the local as well as international cultures with the amazing support of our parents.
ISG prides itself on fostering a welcoming and caring environment for parents, as well as students, helping to immerse them in the local culture. Through our Parents Association (the PTA), parents can find many opportunities to support their children's classrooms, help plan important school events, and connect with other families through informative workshops and social events.
ISG dedicates time and passion to build the future of our students. It is team work where the child is at the centre, supported by the school and the family in the process. Our College Counsellor supports each student and family in the search for the university that represents the best fit for the child.
As an inclusive school, ISG welcomes students with different English Language proficiency and different academic needs who require additional resources to become independent learners. In the admissions process, the school collects informatIon in order to offer the support needed by the child. The Language support is offered and is included in the tuition for students of all age groups for the first 3 school years, when needed. Differentiated classes between Italian native and not-native speakers, guarantee to meet the individual language needs of students of the various nationalities.
ISG currently has 375 students from more than 43 different nationalities. The average class size is 15. Our size allows us to maintain a strong sense of community and a nurturing learning environment while offering more classes and electives, a wide variety of after-school activities and sports teams, and greater learning and counselling support to our student body.
ISG offers a wide after-school program, including sport, cultural clubs, and many other opportunities such as Musical productions, a Model United Nation Club, arts & craft and a swimming class for early childhood students! Secondary students have the opportunity to compete in local and international competitions. Learn more here.