International Secondary School
The International School of Ticino is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme.
This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that IST believes is important for our students.
Our programme has been created to encourage students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning process, assuming awareness and using the knowledge and skills acquired, and their personal talents, autonomously.
Autonomy is the key that will enable students to apply what they have learned concretely and to evaluate the information they receive critically.
At IS Ticino, students develop their intellectual capacities and their awareness with the help of the scientific, IT and art laboratories. At the centre of the teaching activities, however, are the extra-curricular activities. These aim to include and, at the same time, go beyond the traditional subjects to emphasize their interdisciplinary nature. Students are therefore led to develop a “holistic” vision of knowledge.
All of our students receive a rich curriculum which is comprehensive and challenging, helping students build a strong foundation in the major subject areas as well as several foreign languages. Skills are developed alongside knowledge, and the students become thoughtful, creative and valuable members of the International and Italian communities. Our educators are caring and experienced and are aware that students in this age group need security, support and success.
Our middle years programme will be mapped against the Ticino requirement of the 4 year middle school. This will enable your child seamless transition from our school to a state school programme, if you wish to undertake this in the future.
As an IB MYP Candidate school we follow the IB MYP curriculum which is organised around eight subject areas:
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org