CURRICULUM & PROGRAMMES

CURRICULUM & PROGRAMMES

English is the language of instruction for all subjects with, of course, the exception of the regular Italian classes which prepare the children for the optional italian 5th Grade exams. The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) forms the basis for an integrated programme which includes not only the core subjects of English, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science but also Arts and Crafts (see Art Week), Music and Movement, Drama, Gymnastics and, in the younger classes, Cooking.
There are several local field trips a year for each class and 4th and 5th grade students have the option of participating in extended trips to Florence in connection with their Renaissance studies and to Greece in connection with their studies on ancient civilizations.
Private music teachers also offer students the opportunity of studying, within school hours, piano, guitar, recorder flute or clarinet.