Welcome to the International School of Milan. Although we are the longest estab-lished international school here in Milan, at our school you will find the most pro-gressive thinking linked to the strong academic standards that have served the in-ternational and Italian communities in Milan for over 60 years. We are confident that our ethos, linked to achievement and opportunity for all, will enable your chil-dren to become truly confident and ready to take their place in the world as the young leaders of tomorrow.

The International School of Milan is proud of its position in the city as the premier international IB school in terms of its curriculum and outlook and is renowned for its high educational standards and caring learning environment. We are also an in-ternational community with over 50 nationalities and a student body that is proud to belong to our school community and enthusiastic about the learning they take part in.

Our International Baccalaureate curriculum (which runs throughout all years) is a truly international one that is a perfect fit to suit the needs of all our students, and ensures that students are fully prepared for success in the twenty first century workplace. Our PYP, MYP and IB Diploma programmes thoroughly prepare our stu-dents for further study all around the world, including at some of the world’s lead-ing universities.


Our dedicated, international and skilled teaching body ensures that all students achieve highly at the school regardless of their ability. Their desire to challenge students is based upon a belief founded upon a growth mindset, ensuring that the focus is on every student achieving beyond what a school might ‘normally expect’. In short, we believe your son or daughter can achieve more and be happier with us here at IS Milan.

We are certain that you will see IS Milan as a place where learning is celebrated and where each of our students are valued and challenged to succeed.

Please pay us a visit to find out more about our wonderful school. The staff and I look forward to welcoming you.



Mr. Darren Nicholas - Headmaster

Mr. Darren Nicholas has an impressive ten years of experience in school leadership and nearly three decades of experience in education, which he has brought in his role as the Headmaster of the International School of Milan, carrying on the legacy of our prestigious institution.

He graduated from the University of Exeter with an Honours degree in History and then moved to Japan where he started his journey in education.

After working in different schools in the South of England he became Head teacher at The Westgate School in the UK where he drove strong academic achievement and gained an ‘outstanding’ rating for the school from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).

His latest role as Head of School at the British International School of Boston, proved his leadership skills as he drove up academic standards, increased the school reputation, made links with some of the world’s best institutions and global companies, while ensuring every student loved coming to school each day.