Welcome from the Principal

Shaping our future together

Message from the Principal

The International School of Ticino offers IB PYP education. We are an IB PYP Candidate school awaiting International Baccalaureate authorisation. The fact that you are visiting our website indicates that you are interested in international education and you consider it to be the right choice for your child.

IST is a member of the INSPIRED family of schools: http://inspirededu.co.uk/. We believe that successful education is about inspiring young minds to become lifelong learners. Through holistic, inquiry-based and conceptual learning, we equip our students with knowledge, develop attitudes and set values that prepare them for the challenges of the unknown future. Our internationally acclaimed curriculum prepares students to become critical thinkers, public speakers and caring and active members of the global society. We recognise, value and enrich unique interests and developmental stages of our students.

All of our students have opportunities to reach academic excellence in English and mathematics, express themselves in the areas of visual and performing arts and music, participate in sports programmes and develop their technology and research skills. Our students connect their in-school learning with the world outside the classroom.  This takes place regularly through authentic participation in organized field trips to local museums, theatres, exhibitions, science fairs and sports venues.

Our language of instruction is English. We follow the requirements of Canton Ticino with regards to the host country language – Italian. Additionally, we offer Play Based Learning in German for Early Years students and a Structured German Language club as part of our After School Programme.

We look forward to seeing you at IST!

Katarzyna Beata Krohn


It must not be forgotten that the basic law of children’s creativity is that its value lies not in its results, not in the product of creation, but in the process itself. It is not important what children create, but that they do create, that they exercise and implement their creative imagination.

Lev Vygotsky

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.

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Via Girella 4, 6814 Lamone (CH)
Tel: +41.91.971.0344
E-Mail: info@isticino.com

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