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The New School, Rome www.newschoolrome.com Ages 3–18 years, day school Occupying a large villa amid a beautiful garden with fruit trees, just 15 minutes from the centre of Rome, the school is known for its friendly atmosphere and historic feel. Small classes are taught the National Curriculum in state-of-the- art classrooms with interactive whiteboards. It has spacious drama and art studios. Italian is offered to non-Italian speakers (the usual mother- tongue is English) from Year 1 and all pupils study the language from Year 2. Offers IGCSE, A level Relocation expert Rupert Fawcett of Knight Frank (as above)


The Aga Khan IV and Edward, Duke of Kent attending Le Rosey in 1953—its enviably lustrous list of former alumni has given it the nickname of ‘the school of kings’


an English teacher in every class) and it’s known for its music, art and drama and school trips across Europe. Offers IGCSEs and A levels Relocation experts Maxwell Storrie Baynes (www.maxwellstorriebaynes.com); Bord- eaux Sotheby’s International Realty (www. demeuresetvignobles.com)


International School of Toulouse (IST) http://intst.eu Ages 3–18 years, day school Sponsored by Airbus SAS and set up for the children of employees in the Toulouse aero- space industry, IST offers a solid British-style education. State-of-the-art information technol- ogy defines the school; all pupils from age nine are loaned laptops. Its IGCSE and IB scores are high compared to other international schools and there is an emphasis on art and music. Offers IGCSE, IB Relocation expert Jonathan Charles (www. jonathancharles.co.uk)


International Bilingual School of Provence (IBSoP) www.ibsofprovence.com Ages 11–18, boarding and day In the village of Luynes near Aix-en-Provence, the IBSoP prides itself on its family feel: school life revolves around a typical Provençal mas, which has been converted into modern class- rooms and laboratories. The boarding houses are dotted around the spacious grounds and there’s also a swimming pool, tennis courts and a new dining hall. Offers IGCSE, A-Level, IB, French curriculum Relocation expert Propriété de Charme en Provence (www.proprietes-de-provence.fr)


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Monaco The International School of Monaco


www.ismonaco.org Ages 3–18, day school Located on Quai Antoine 1er in the heart of the principality, the school offers academic prowess and a high level of security. The youngest pupils are taught half in English and half in French; English takes precedence for IGCSEs and the IB diploma, which is offered in the final two years. The school has a new performing-arts centre for music, art, drama and gymnastics. Offers Full IB, IGCSE Relocation experts Alex Balkin, Savills Riviera (www.riviera-estates.net); Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty (www.cotedazur- sothebysrealty.fr)


Italy St George’s British International


School, Rome www.stgeorge.school.it Ages 3–18 years, day school With its British public-school feel and large grounds situated 10 miles from the centre of Rome, St George’s is a major attraction for families considering a move to the Italian capital. Pupils achieve good grades at IGCSE (91% grade C and above in 2013) and IB and also have extensive opportunities to explore the vast cultural heritage of Rome and Italy. A wide range of extracurricular activities include tack- ling a peak in the Alps, The Duke of Edinburgh International Award, table tennis, girls’ rugby, debating, drama, and Irish dancing. Offers IGCSE, IB Relocation expert Rupert Fawcett of Knight Frank (www.knightfrank.co.uk)


Sir James Henderson British School of Milan www.sjhschool.com Ages 3–18 years, day school Staying true to its original mission to provide a high-calibre British education in Milan in a truly international environment, Sir James Henderson is an obvious choice for British families based in the city. The art and music departments are among the best in Europe—the school is the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examining centre in Italy and students partici- pate in field trips all over Italy. Offers IGCSE, IB Relocation expert Jackson-Stops & Staff Italy (www.jackson-stops.co.uk/international/italy)


International School of Florence www.isfitaly.org Ages 3–18 years, day school About 440 pupils living in and around Florence study the full IB programme in two historic sites: Villa le Tavernule for the younger pupils, a short distance outside the city, set in Italian gardens and cypress groves, and Villa Torri di Gattaia, near the Piazzale Michelangelo, 10 minutes’ walk from the centre. Facilities are excellent: computer labs, art studios, play areas and a new all-weather sports field. Offers IB Relocation expert Bill Thomson, Knight Frank Italy (www.knightfrank.it)


Spain The British School of Barcelona


www.britishschoolbarcelona.com Ages 3–18 years, day school Situated near the beach in Castelldefels, 20 miles from Barcelona, the British School is renowned in the area for its friendly and welcoming atmo- sphere. The school follows the National Curri- culum and prepares pupils for IGCSEs and A levels while immersing them in local culture and history. Spanish is introduced when child- ren reach the age of four and Catalan at five. Some 94% of IGCSE grades are A to C. Offers IGCSE, A level Relocation expert Engel & Völkers Spain (www.engelvoelkers.es)


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