THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TICINO
Welcome to the International School of Ticino on behalf of our wonderful team of staff, students and parents. The International School of Ticino is a special and exciting place to be.
Here at the International School of Ticino we place the student at the centre of all we do to facilitate them to become lifelong learners. We achieve this through our school culture, which is rooted in the IB Mission statement, which states:
The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The school opened as a kindergarten in 2014, as a feeder school to the International School Como in Italy, which had been in operation since 2002. The school was established to offer the local and international residents of Ticino an IB education. As of 2017, the International school of Ticino joined the education group Inspired, who educate over 4500 students in 150 schools worldwide. The design and build of our school has drawn upon our foundations, the IB vision and the mission of the school:
IST EDUCATIONAL VISION
To further develop the best IB inquiry-oriented, holistic, education grounded in Inspired and the IB, the International School of Ticino has the educational vision to; Inspire the extraordinary. This vision is at the heart of the planning and development of the school during the academic year and beyond, to truly ensure it comes to life.
IST MISSION STATEMENT
The International School of Ticino is committed to providing an excellent international education. We value the potential, character and unique talent of every individual. Through an inquiry-based approach our students become life-long learners and creative thinkers. Our innovative pedagogy encourages our students to respect each other, to respect the environment, to communicate through active dialogue and to create the foundations of a collaborative society. We achieve this within a safe, nurturing environment with a strong sense of community at its heart.