"When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people." Chinese Proverb

I wish to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the International School of Como. In our school everyone is a 'learner' and learning is the focus of all decisions and activities as our aim is to encourage the 'habit of excellence'.

In all my years as an educator, I have come to a simple conclusion, the key to school success is love and passion for what we believe, say and do. I do believe that learning is what really matters in life and it has to lead to excellence, happiness and success, the rest will come naturally. The cognitive and academic results will be achieved, for sure, as children will work harder and do things for the people they love and trust.

The students are the most precious resource within our community and we strive to nurture them by providing the very best education possible. We believe that this means offering a vibrant, innovative and rigorous education, aligned with the continuum of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes: the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programmes and Diploma Programme. The IB curriculum inspires and challenges our students to develop a love of learning, and ensures that they have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to cope with a rapidly changing world. These core elements, together with the school’s synergy with the Italian Programmi Ministeriali, allow us to truly educate international minds, hearts and souls.

As part of our ‘community of learners’, your children will experience a warm and welcoming environment, and gain a sense of confidence from the caring and professional staff working here at the school. Our teachers have a special way of relating to the students, their families and each other. They convey compassion, understanding, respect, interest, and appreciation as well as holding high expectations and demonstrating active participation in each child’s education.

Walk through our school and you will sense the feeling of belonging. At IS Como we aim to give each child a place where trust, safety, ownership and stability are guaranteed. As a passionate educator, I have come to believe that a sense of belonging is a vital element of well-being that everyone can experience in our community.

I welcome you not only to look through our website, but to visit our school, attend a class, talk to students, parents and teachers, and experience the spirit of our happy family school.