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Head of School Welcome

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

Sharyn talks with a parent at the Welcome Back Cocktail


        Embrace a New Academic Year of Discovery and Growth at ISF!

As the dawn breaks on the horizon of the 2023-2024 school year, a world brimming with potential and boundless opportunities beckons us at ISF!

Welcome to the unfolding chapter of a new academic year at ISF, where our identity extends far beyond being a conventional school. We're a dynamic and vibrant community, thrilled to welcome new families and staff into our ISF family. Our mission stands strong: to foster a secure and intellectually invigorating space that empowers students to shine as imaginative thinkers, adept problem solvers, and seekers of inspiration in every nook and cranny.

Stepping onto our campus isn't just entering a classroom; it's stepping into a realm teeming with possibilities. Our central focus lies in nurturing growth, celebrating milestones, and fostering a deep sense of belonging woven with love and joy. Here at ISF, you're not just a student; you're a cherished member of our extended family.

Our spaces transcend the realm of mere learning; they serve as arenas for exploration, honing strengths, and relishing the sheer delight of discovery. We wholeheartedly believe that parents are integral partners in this journey. Together, we nurture young minds and hearts, molding future global citizens with habits that embody thoughtfulness and engagement.

Our curriculum programs are tailored for the present-day learner, ensuring the vivid tapestry of Italian culture is interwoven into every facet of our offerings. We don't just convey lessons; we craft immersive experiences that enrich lives and make us uniquely Florentine.

While academic progression is paramount, we're equally committed to fostering the holistic growth of each child. From leadership avenues and physical endeavors to cultural quests and community involvements, we stand ready to support your child's evolution, happiness, and accomplishments. Lifelong friendships? They're not just an extra; they're a cornerstone of our philosophy.

Rest assured, we understand that children flourish best when intellectually challenged within an environment that offers emotional nourishment. We're thrilled to embark on yet another remarkable learning journey side by side with parents, guiding and fortifying the children every step of the way.

Welcome to the dawn of a new academic year, where an adventure of a lifetime awaits – and you, our cherished community members, stand at the heart of it all. We take immense pride in being more than a school; we're a closely connected community that thrives on collaboration, embraces inclusivity, and proudly embodies the distinct essence of Florence. Our collaboration with the vibrant Florentine community ensures our classrooms resonate with the rich history, art, and culture of this remarkable city, infusing children’s educational experience with the very spirit of Florence. Together with our dedicated staff, engaged parents, and the lively Florentine community, we're crafting an educational journey that is unparalleled and distinctively individual. Welcome to another year of exhilarating adventures!

Sharyn Baddeley
Head of School