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Over 60 Years of Experience

As the first established IB school in Milan, we are driven by strong academic standards, a progressive and innovative approach to education, and personalised teaching strategies that account for individual needs. These attributes have allowed us to effectively serve Milan's international and Italian communities with an excellent quality of learning for over 60 years, ensuring students achieve results and rewards that help them build upon their successes.

IS Milan is a place where learning is celebrated and each of our students is valued and challenged to achieve their full potential. Our diverse community is one that students and their families are proud to belong to. From early years to Grade 13, students are inspired to participate in the learning process with practical, engaging lessons, and they do so with enthusiasm. At every grade, our dedicated and skilled teachers propel students towards excellence: children are well supported and motivated to achieve highly, regardless of their language or academic level when joining the school. 

In September 2018, we extended our provision to include a brand-new Boarding House that accommodates 42 students from 14 to 18 years. Under the care of our nurturing staff, our young residents enjoy week-long access to state of the art facilities at the largest school campus in Milan and gain a truly transformative experience that prepares them well for the next stage in their lives.

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Guiding Students Towards a Bright Future

Our ethos is focused on achievement and underpinned by opportunity for all. We are confident in our ability to instil self confidence in your child while also preparing them to embrace future challenges with ease. 

All year groups are taught the IB curriculum, which offers a truly international approach to learning. The curriculum perfectly fits the needs of a diverse student body representing 60 nationalities. The Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes equip students with the skills they require for successful future study worldwide and facilitate our graduates' admission to some of the world's top universities.

A Word from Our Principal

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I am delighted to welcome you to the International School of Milan, a long-established International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering 60 years of expertise in high-quality personalised education. Not only do our students gain excellent international qualifications that are accepted in more than 150 countries, but they also unleash their talents with access to our first-class facilities on the largest single-site school campus in the city.

We empower our young individuals to advance their passions and interests internationally with access to state-of-the-art academic, creative arts and sports facilities and unique co-curricular programmes that enhance their professional prospects and career options on a global scale. Due to our child-centred approach to academic, language and personal development, one-third of our students achieve 38 or more points at the Diploma level. Additionally, 90% of the learners in our global community attend their first-choice university, including institutions in the UK Russell Group and the US Ivy League. It is a tremendous honour to be trusted with the education of each IS Milan student who attends our diverse and child-oriented school. 

Our academic expectations at IS Milan are very high, and we are very proud of the knowledge and expertise of our staff team. We also know that all people, whether students or adults, learn and operate best in a caring, thinking and respectful environment. Our IB curriculum provides tremendous opportunities for our students to show agency as co-creators of their learning, and they develop courage, and broad, yet balanced perspectives as reflective inquirers. How our students learn - their learning behaviour - is just as instrumental to their success as what they learn. Open-minded learning happens everywhere at our school, not just in the classroom. In collaboration with many other schools within the Inspired Group, our students engage in opportunities that benefit themselves and others in the wider community.


- Tom Vignoles, Principal

History of IS Milan


IS Milan is founded by Francesco Formiga in 1958 and is based at Senato street, Milan.


IS Milan is recognised as an International School in Italy by the Italian Ministry of Public Education. The Diploma is recognised as equivalent to the certification offered in Public Schools.


IS Milan receives IB Diploma accreditation in 1997.


The Middle Years section receives formal IB MYP accreditation in 2004, and IB PYP accreditation follows for the Primary section in 2005.


For the School's 50th anniversary in 2008, IS Milan organizes a international workshop conference focused on international education.


The increasing number of students leads to our multiple campuses finally merging in 2013 to become the current Baranzate campus.


IS Milan joins Inspired.


The Boarding division opens.

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Our Vision & Mission

We believe that your child can accomplish all they are truly capable of at IS Milan. 

Guided by a growth mindset, our vision is to challenge young minds and ensure that each student receives the support they need to achieve success and surpass standard expectations. 

Our mission is to nurture happy and confident individuals at every level of the school. We are eager to do all that we can to support our students' well-being and will continue to do so while empowering them to make a difference in an ever-changing world.

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Globally-Recognised Education

From Early Years through to High School, IS Milan offers the full IB programme adopted by over 5,000 schools in 150 countries ( We are officially authorised to offer the:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • IB Diploma Programme (DP)

IS Milan offers a truly international curriculum and we are a proud IB continuum school. At every level of their education, our students benefit from what is widely considered the most forward-thinking, educational model in the world, aimed at stimulating inquiry, critical thinking, and international-mindedness.

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Learn more about how your child can benefit from our school's unique approach to international education, designed to help young learners achieve their dreams and exceed their goals on a global scale.