Welcome Alumni

History

(est. 1952)

The International School of Florence Alumni includes every former student of the School, including those who left ISF prior to graduation. The ISF Alumni Association is designed to spark the memories of former students and to continue the sense of school community among its members. Our objective is to build a community of former students who seek to share their experiences at ISF and become part of our Alumni network. Our Alumni are encouraged to share how ISF has impacted their lives and the memories of their time at school. We also want to learn more about you and all your accomplishments after leaving ISF. The School was co-founded by Horace Gibson and Paul Burk-Mahony in Rome in 1952 under the name the Rome Tutoring Service with their first 6 students. In 1953, the “Tutoring Service” thrived, with 23 students and they renamed their little school, the Parioli Day School. As the school grew more International, it was renamed the Parioli International Day School. In 1963, the school moved to Florence and became known as the St. Michael’s Country Day School on a beautiful farm villa on Via del Guarlone. In 1968, the school moved to Villa Torre di Bellosguardo. where it became known as the American International School of Florence and adopted the International Baccalaureate Programme. In 1980, the school moved to Villa Tavernule in Bagno a Ripoli, our current Junior School Campus. Twenty years later, the school was renamed the International School of Florence.

ALL OF YOU WHO ATTENDED ANY OF THESE SCHOOLS ARE CONSIDERED ALUMNI!

Our Alumni Mission Statement

The International School of Florence Alumni includes every former student of the School, including those who left ISF prior to graduation. The ISF Alumni Association is designed to spark the memories of former students and to continue the sense of school community among its members. Our objective is to build a community of former students who seek to share their experiences at ISF and become part of our Alumni network. Our Alumni are encouraged to share how ISF has impacted their lives and the memories of their time at school. We also want to learn more about you and all your accomplishments after leaving ISF. The School was co-founded by Horace Gibson and Paul Burk-Mahony in Rome in 1952 under the name the Rome