About our School

Welcome

Primary School
ISBrescia opened its doors with a small cohort of primary students. We were authorised as an IB World school for the Primary Years Programme for students aged 3 to 11. Since then we have grown both in terms of experience and student number, passing a successful IB Evaluation Visit. In 2020 we moved from Botticino to Bedizzole, providing our students with more space and improved facilities in which to learn and discover.
September 2024 will bring our first Multi-programme visit, as we will be evaluated for the first time as an IB Continuum school. With a focus on the whole student and a programme that combines standards of academic excellence with varied extra-curricular opportunities throughout the school year, ISBrescia aims to give students of all cultures and identities a global outlook whilst developing concrete and strong foundations in themselves and their communities.
Our nurturing and experienced team of international teachers provide enriching and stimulating learning experiences, guiding our young students to reflect on their learning
and the world around them. Small class sizes allow teachers to work more directly with each student, getting to know them and their individual learning journey.
I look forward to welcoming you and your family to visit us, discover more about the PYP at ISBrescia and become part of our community.

Rachel Bestow, Head of Primary

Secondary School
ISBrescia was authorised for the Middle Years Programme in 2017 following a successful visit from the IB. Year upon year we have grown and developed our programme, achieving authorisation for the Diploma Programme in 2020. With this we are now an officially recognised IB Continuum School, offering students an IB education throughout their whole schooling, ending with the worldrenowned IB Diploma.
The MYP and the DP are challenging programmes of study which ensure the students are fully-engaged in their learning, requiring active participation and conscious involvement in the learning process. ISB provides a safe and caring environment for older students to push the boundaries of their knowledge and question that which they read and hear, developing them into critical and educated thinkers.
A range of different study pathways, engaging trips and extra-curricular activities ensure our older students are given the chance to develop their whole potential in and out of the classroom.
Additionally, as an accredited World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centre, we support our professional athletes in reaching high academic standards whilst ompeting at an international level.
To date we have had two cohorts of students graduate from the IB Diploma Programme, all of whom have been accepted to the universities of their choice, well on their ways to highly successful academic careers.
I look forward to welcoming you to visit our school and begin your ISB journey with us.

Anne Vollmer, Head of Secondary

Rachel and Anne

Mission

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

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

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

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