Author: 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.
January 13, 2022

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. However, optimism in the new year also goes hand in hand with uncertainty as we look ahead. All these emotions are highlighted in 2022, a year that continues […]
December 2, 2021

December festivities make a return for the best

The break of December marks the initiation of Tuscany’s festive holiday season, accompanied by an assortment of uniquely Florentine landmarks and traditions. The lights, street markets and various events all contribute to the encapsulated joy emitted during a Christmas in Florence. This December, the city finds more than the sole enjoyment of another year of […]
November 8, 2021

Tuscany’s olive harvest: a treasured tradition faces seasonal challenges

As October came to an end and the crisp autumn breeze began to envelop the Tuscan hills, it marked the beginning of one of Tuscany’s most celebrated traditions: the olive harvest. For a foreigner to these traditions, the sheer quantity and variety of one of Italy’s longest living condiments can seem baffling. For many Americans, […]
October 14, 2021

International School of Florence: humanist values and a global mindset

Despite its young age of 70 years, the International School of Florence, one of the oldest international schools in Europe, is harnessing its humanist values and global mindset to build innovative communities of creative thinkers and doers. All students partake in challenging academic subjects, which for many culminate in the rigorous IB Diploma Programme, and […]
June 7, 2021

ISF students become Palazzo Strozzi guides for the night

The International School of Florence is working closely with the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi on a collaborative project that connects students directly to the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Florence, taking learning out of the classroom and into the historic city in the spirit of helping students engage the world and the community around them. […]