Head of School’s Welcome

HoS Welcome – Welcome to ISF! Inspired by our beautiful setting in the hills overlooking the city that we call home, the International School of Florence is proud to be one of the oldest accredited international schools in Europe. Students here follow academically challenging programs, while discovering the value of creativity and curiosity in their own learning. By completing their education with the International Baccalaureate Diploma, they leave with fully recognized certification for university destinations throughout the world.

The genius loci of Florence means that we have developed an integrated program of visits and projects that take full advantage of our location. Whether students are learning about olive oil production, the mathematics behind Brunelleschi’s dome or tempera techniques, they are absorbing the beauty and vibrancy of this special place.

ISF looks back, but it also looks forward! Integration of technology in learning, application of what the latest research tells us about how the young brain learns and a focus on intercultural understanding in a fluid and changing world are also important elements of learning here. We take to heart our mission of developing responsible and respectful young people who will have a positive impact on the world!

I hope that this website provides you with a glimpse into what life at ISF is like, and that you will feel confident that we are the right choice for your child’s education.

Kind regards,
Debra Williams