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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