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Beyond the Classroom

In order to develop students’ abilities to connect their learning to the world around them, we have developed an integrated program of visits and projects that take full advantage of our location. Learning beyond the classroom takes place at all levels of the school, through the inquiry based approach of the Primary Years Programme, to Middle School interdisciplinary projects and High School subject-specific areas of focus.


This independently organized Ted Event is held every November. Student, parent, and staff speakers give talks on a variety of topics showcasing their own personal stance or insight. In-between speeches, student performers demonstrate their musical talents.

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Model United Nations

Students in grades 9-10 can participate in Model United Nations, which becomes THIMUN in grade 11. This activity simulates the real United Nations, where students research their country, debate their topics, and compete in international MUN conferences. This activity provides invaluable real world experience in public speaking, networking, and problem solving, among building many other useful skills like communication and teamwork.

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Strozzi Project: Art Fridays

The Strozzi Project is a special extracurricular activity offered exclusively to the upper grades and involves student participation off-campus at the Palazzo Strozzi. Students are involved in training sessions aimed to develop confidence in their public speaking skills as well as their knowledge and understanding of the visual arts and artists. Students also develop their ability to help others connect with the deeper meaning and purposes of art, all with special access to the museum and their current exhibitions. 

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World Speech Day

World Speech Day is a day dedicated to celebrating speeches and speech making through live public speaking events across the world. Over 100 nations now hold World Speech Day events. Make a speech, share your ideas, connect to a growing community of global citizens everywhere. ISF has participated in World Speech Day for the past five years.

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Cantabile Choir

The ISF Cantabile Choir is an exciting musical initiative at the International School of Florence.The mission of the ISF Cantabile is to continue to expand our rich musical offering by providing our talented choristers with a collaborative experience of choral music performance.


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performers talking on stage

ISF's Got Talent

Every year the school hosts an engaging and fun show called: “ISF’s Got Talent.” This event highlights talents that students possess outside of the classroom including: musical performances, acting, dancing, comedy and much more. The ISF community has been enjoying this fantastic night of entertainment for the past several years.

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