Welcome from the Principal

I would like to welcome you 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. We are the only accredited International Baccalaureate Continuum School in the Canton of Ticino offering the (IB), Primary Years Programme (PYP) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) for students from 3-18/19.

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 67 schools worldwide.

This grounding and combination with a leading education group has laid the foundations for the special community of learning which we see today. The school now accommodates students from Kindergarten, 3 years old, to Diploma 17/18 years old. We accommodate them in a facilitated student centred learning environment, where we equip the child to develop in the international sector or in line with Ticino requirements.

From January 2019 the school entered the most exciting phase of its development with the opening of a new purpose designed campus. The design and build of the new campus have drawn upon our foundations, the IB mission and the vision of the school; Inspiring the Extraordinary. We are now home to nearly 200 students and in the coming years at capacity of 300 students, with no more than 20 students per class and grade level. 

The International School of Ticino is a special and exciting place to be and we look forward to welcoming you to our community for a school visit, trail day and enrolment.