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Welcome to the International School in Genoa (ISG) where learning is fun.

My name is Kate Ryder and I am delighted to be taking on the role of Primary Principal, PK through Grade 5, for the 2020 -2021 school year! We know this year will present unique challenges, but I am confident that we can face them together as a community in order to maintain the high standards of education that we all value.

“Learning in an exceptional school takes place in a joyful, safe and caring environment.” This is the first line of ISG’s Definition of Learning, and you can feel the spirit of this phrase the moment you walk through the door. From the interactions among students to those that they have with their teachers, the warm and welcoming atmosphere is evident.

At ISG, we recognize the power of learning together as a community. The differences that each student brings make the learning environment rich and rewarding. Pupils and teachers share the teaching and learning experience. 

Teaching is individualized and differentiated in a way that allows each student to reach for excellence. 

Our curriculum and programs in the primary school are rigorous and internationally recognized. They give our teachers the tools they need to create challenging learning experiences. Our curriculum documents can be found here. Please feel free to contact me with questions. I am really looking forward to working with the Primary School!