We offer weekly and full boarding. The Boarding School offers a weekly programme of educational, sports and cultural activities.



We understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional well-being. Physical and Health Education is part of the curriculum and is integrated within the PYP and MYP curriculum. We instigate students’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and enthusiasm to help them discover their full potential. Lessons are planned with the aim to offer a holistic approach including physical, social and emotional well-being. In addition to PHE lessons, there are also countless opportunities within the co-curricular programme to develop an enjoyment of physical activity during lunchtimes and also after school. Supplementing this we have a full schedule of competitive fixtures across all sports which take place after school and occasionally at weekends in many of our schools and these will be further developed in others once new exciting facilities have been constructed



Whilst creative and performing arts are embedded into our PYP and MYP curricula via Visual Arts, Drama and Music, we also offer students many opportunities to engage actively in these areas beyond the classroom, primarily through our co-curricular programmevisits and workshops. It goes without saying that all of these subjects are taught by fully qualified and experienced teachers in specially designed and resourced studios.

Whilst exciting subjects in their own right, which many of our students opt to pursue further studies in for their DP and beyond, we also believe that the skills developed in these areas are extremely useful for developing creative thought – an essential life skill for the modern workplace, no matter what their chosen career path.

We believe in the importance of giving our students opportunities to be actively involved in the community. We hold our yearly whole school exhibition in public spaces where everyone is able to witness and appreciate works of our students and at the same time collaborate with them with some community projects. Our schools are equipped with specialist studios which are areas for students where they can express themselves creatively.



The International School of Milan prides itself on being a learning community for all ages and learning styles. To this end, we value co-curricular learning which allows students to pursue talents and skills outside the classroom. We offer a range of after school activities in a variety of areas such as drama, photography, ceramics, story club and writing club.

In addition, there are also activities close to our core purpose of developing internally minded and active global citizens such as Model United Nations and Global Issue Network. The particular selection of co-curricular activities  is  dependent  on the school. All activities are run by professional, experienced teachers and coaches, taking place throughout the week.

We organize also trips to many different beautiful destinations. House parents accompany the students during these trips and organize a number of activities for boarders as well as tourist sites to visit. On daily trips, boarders depart early in the morning, have lunch on the trip, spend the whole day touring the chosen town or city, and are back to the boarding house by dinner time.


Excursions options may include:

  • Italian lakes
  • Rho Fiera Exhibition centre
  • Bergamo
  • Venice
  • Turin
  • Aqualandia
  • Palazzo Reale
  • Theatre
  • The Last Supper Painting