A School Year at ISF

    The International School of Florence (ISF) is one of the oldest international schools in Europe, culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the surest path to accessing the broadest choice of colleges and universities throughout the world. As a non-profit educational institution, ISF embodies the values of the Renaissance by striving for academic excellence while developing students’ creativity, intellectual curiosity, innovative spirit and appreciation for beauty. At ISF, students are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow through a focus on their potential today.

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    ISF bridges self and international celebrations

    Aspiring to excellence in inclusion and diversity at the International School of Florence.

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    ISF Annual TEDxISF Youth Event: Educating for Opinionating

    Imagine choosing an interesting and debate-worthy topic, thinking critically about it, and then standing up in front of a hundred people and wittingly describing your point of view on the ...

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    The International School of Florence celebrates the holidays with literature

    Books abound with reading groups, challenges, and frequent book fairs.

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    Florence as inspiration at ISF

    Florence is an extension of the classroom, providing endless opportunities for cultural enrichment.

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    Giving back: the first Annual Community Service Day at ISF!

    The International School of Florence inaugurated its first Community Service Day on Tuesday, October 3!

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    Getting off to a great start at ISF

    ISF students start the academic year with positive experiences.

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    Exciting new initiatives at the International School of Florence

    ISF announces the opening of a new boarding house and the fact that it has become a licensed Independent Award Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DofE).

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    Model(ing) United Nations at ISF

    The International School of Florence welcomed nearly 150 students from all over Italy to the Upper School Campus.

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    Connecting the past with the present: ISF Alumni Celebration

    On Saturday April 1, the International School of Florence hosted an alumni reunion to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Founded in 1952, ISF is one of the oldest international schools in ...

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    Studying art history at ISF

    Students at The International School of Florence gain insight among the city's monuments and museums.

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    Competitive Sports at the International School of Florence (Upper School) 

    Sport, whether in teams or individual, has been a fundamental part of life at the International School of Florence since the school began in the 1950s. Today, after some challenging ...

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    Moving on from school: college counseling at ISF

    ISF has appointed a new College Counselor, Rhonda Carr, to guide students through the difficult process of applying to international universities.

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    The Festival of Song by the International School of Florence

    The annual Festival of Song by the International School of Florence brings impressive musical talent and holiday cheer.

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    Thanksgiving at International School Florence

    American ISF community members talk about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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    The International School of Florence in the community

    Internships and extra-curricular activities give broader learning to the students of The International School of Florence

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    Meet Sharyn Baddeley, the new Head of School at ISF

    Having recently arrived in Florence, Sharyn discusses settling in, similarities between China and Italy, and plans for ISF.

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    ISF students at Palazzo Strozzi for Art Friday

    Palazzo Strozzi has collaborated with the International School of Florence to give students the opportunity to take part in a new educational program.

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    The International School of Florence celebrates 70 years of education

    The International School of Florence celebrates 70 years of education in 2023.

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    International Baccalaureate Programme at The International School of Florence

    The International School of Florence takes great pride in offering the International Baccalaureate Programme to its students.

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    Effects of Russia-Ukraine conflict on Italy

    Although Italy has more at stake than most countries, it has nevertheless been supporting sanctions against Russia and, through the statements of Prime Minister Draghi, it is clear that Italy will unite with its western allies and stand against Russian power.

    FOOD + WINE

    Time-honoured traditions and new twists on Florence’s food scene

    International influences on cuisine are strong, but Florentine food maintains its place front and centre on the restaurant scene.

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    Galleria Romanelli: a visit to the past

    When walking down the narrow street of borgo San Frediano with small shops on each side, it is easy to miss the beauty that is hiding in the shadows of ...

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    A different kind of new year

    The arrival of a new year normally brings with it a feeling of lightness, a weight off one’s shoulders, a breath of fresh air, a new beginning.

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