ISTicino admits international children arriving or leaving in the middle of the academic year.

Admission Policy for Early Years and Elementary

ISTicino is open to parents who wish to provide their children with a truly international education with English as the main language of instruction. The school operates a non-discriminatory admission policy.

Student's Knowledge of English

IST will accept children with no previous experience of speaking English.

Parents' Knowledge of English

Although we do not expect all of our families to be entirely fluent in English, it helps if parents feel competent in the language. All communication with the school is primarily in English - letters, bulletins, reports, meetings and conversations with teachers. We therefore hope that at least one parent in each family can speak English.
In order for parents to honour their commitment to cooperate with the school towards their child's education, at least one parent should be capable of:

·  communicating with the school staff in English,

·  discussing English-language activities with the child,

·  reading the teacher's notes and holding conversations with the teacher in English.


Students are admitted to the school by the Principal when it is evident that the student can benefit from the school’s programme, that the school has sufficient staffing, and programme capabilities to meet the needs of the child. 

Parents who may wish placement for their child in a grade level other than the one indicated by the Admissions Policy can only do so following the recommendation of the Principal.

Each completed application will be treated equitably and priority for entry shall be given to families with siblings already enrolled at the school and international families whose children are fluent in English. All other applications will be processed in strict chronological order and in compliance with the stated Admissions Procedure.

Admission Policy 

Assessment Policy 

Behaviour Management Policy  

Language Policy 

EAL Policy 

Homework Policy  

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International School of Ticino

Welcome from the Principal

«Shaping our future together». The school goal is the inspiration that drives teaching and learning and motivates all members of our school community to strive for success in everything they do. Our aim is to provide expatriate and local families with an international education that is broad, balanced and challenging. We inspire our children to reach their full potential by fostering curiosity and an interest in learning, awakening their minds and illuminating their world.

International School of Como 


Via Girella 4, 6814 Lamone (CH)
Tel: +41.91.971.0344