About our School



Located in the province of Brescia, our non-denominational international school was established in 2009. Since then we have built a strong academic programme: achieving IB world school authorisation for the Primary Years Programme in 2012; authorisation for the Middle Years Programme in 2017 and for the Diploma Programme in 2020, achieving our goal of becoming an IB Continuum school.

We now need to sustain this successful position and continue to grow and this is often more challenging than reaching the initial goal in the first place. So how are we going to do this? Through GRIT – our theme this upcoming year. In psychology, grit is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s perseverance of effort combined with the passion for a particular long-term goal or end state.

Our students and teachers come from many different countries and this can be perceived in the international climate in our school. We foster the heritage of our host country, Italy, and balance this with a strong global outlook across our curriculum.

We look forward to welcoming new students from all cultures and backgrounds into our school community and invite you to visit our school to discover exactly what makes us special and how we achieve positive satisfaction feedback from our families.

Ms. Sara Spivey, Head of School


The International School Brescia is dedicated to providing students with a culturally diverse, innovative international education. Our whole-student methodology encourages and empowers students to reach their full potential in order to become active, open-minded, life-long learners and citizens for the modern world. At International School Brescia, we recognise that our students are global citizens-in-the-making, valued and vital assets to their families, the local community, and the greater world. Within a tolerant, multicultural environment, the intellectual, emotional, ethical and physical development of our learners is fostered. As children ‘learn how to learn’, they accrue the necessary habits of mind, critical thinking skills and social abilities to become collaborative contributors to their own learning. The changing world requires a flexible, adaptable, interconnected outlook and a compassionate nature. At International School Brescia, we ensure the promotion of an international mind-set within a supportive and encouraging academically challenging environment.

  • Learning through Inquiry
  • Creating a Community based on Respect
  • Opportunity to fulfill Individual Potential
  • Pursuing Excellence in all that we do
  • Encouraging Personal Responsibility
  • Demonstrating International Mindedness

Join IS Brescia to

An international education in English, from the first years of school, learning alongside classmates from all over the world.

Become part of an open, multicultural, stimulating and active community where high standards in learning are guaranteed by our established and authorized programmes.

Access the highest standards in learning guaranteed by programmes that are well established and that have a track record of excellent results.