International Secondary School

IST is aiming to become an MYP Candidate school.

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.

The MYP curriculum is organised around eight traditional subject areas:

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Middle School Programme in English (11-14 years old)



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