Moving to a new country is a daunting prospect, even more so when faced with the difficult decision of finding your child a school. The first step of this challenging task started prior to our move when I sat in front of my laptop and began researching our options. It proved to be a more difficult process than I ever anticipated. The information required to make such a decision is scarce in Italy; there is little to help online in the form of facts and figures, school statistics and test scores. Many schools have no online presence at all, apart from a brief listing containing an address and phone number. After finally mustering the courage to call I was repeatedly informed that the school secretary was only available three mornings a week, which seemed to change every time I phoned.