English language, international mentality, Italian cultural roots, and aptitude for project-based learning: ICS Milan's objective is to shape modern citizens able to succeed in an ever wider and rapidly changing world, where finding simple solutions to increasingly complex problems is essential. The teaching of maths and English follows the British curriculum and is certified by Cambridge International Examinations.
The programmes of study are delivered in an English context, with native-speaking teachers. For the Primary School, the teachers are supported by Italian teachers. Our curriculum adheres to the national requirements for the Kindergarten curriculum and the first educational cycle issued by MIUR, specifically for the Italian language, history and culture programme. As of the 2016-2017 academic year our school is an officially recognised school.
For children from 6 months to 5 years of age the educational structure complements the principles of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), which programme of study designed especially for pre-school children to promote their personal, social and emotional development. The curriculum also adheres to an innovative, comprehensive cross-curricular programme that delivers all the foundation subjects - the IPC, International Primary Curriculum -, for children from ages 5 to 11, which is a play-based framework designed to promote all areas of children’s learning and development.
At the end of Primary School, students can continue their learning journey with the Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (MYP) to work towards the IB Diploma Programme in the final two years of high school. The IB Diploma is equivalent to the Italian maturità but taken one year earlier, and allows students to apply to all Italian and international universities.
Alongside these international programmes the distinctive feature of the curriculum that we offer comes from the Design Process, whose objective is to develop students' problem-solving skills and their ability to think laterally, whilst nurturing talent and creativity.