25 Years of Academic Success

Our school offers a co-educational, private learning context in northern Italy, delivering premium international tuition from Kindergarten to High School in picturesque Emilia-Romagna. In 1998, the school began educating students with a vision to provide an innovative school system anchored in traditional values.

Today, IS Modena's success is underpinned by the same mission: a strong connection with the local community, an international outlook, and high-quality qualifications. While English is the primary language of instruction for 3 to 18-year-olds, an Italian language programme supports students on their path towards bilingualism. IS Modena's excellent record of academic success helps graduates progress to the world’s most renowned universities.

Welcome from the Principal


As the first IB (International Baccalaureate) Continuum school in Emilia-Romagna, we are proud of the educational provision we offer on our beautifully green, specially-designed campus in Montale. Our multicultural community comprises students from 3 to 18 years of age who are taught the world-renowned, inquiry-based PYP, MYP and DP programmes.

Paul Barrie, Principal


A Path Towards Achievement

IS Modena is part of the International Schools of Europe Group, a pioneering group in Italy. We offer the following IB programmes: 

These programmes are internationally recognised for their quality and innovative approaches. As part of our international school system, teachers apply inquiry-driven strategies to engage students at every stage of their schooling.

Graduate Success

Our graduates have an excellent record of academic success. After studying the IB, a course recognised by institutions worldwide and created for internationally mobile citizens, they progress to renowned universities to continue their education in a wide range of specialisations.

Alongside our international programme, Italian students may take native speaker-level courses that prepare them for the Licenza media. All senior students benefit from attaining an enviable breadth of diplomas, which help them secure global opportunities when embarking on future professions.

View Our Academic Results

"I think the overriding feeling for parents, certainly from me, is that you and your team are doing an excellent job. You have done IS Modena proud by keeping school life moving while away from the school during testing times, and continue to do so as we reconvene in Modena once again."

— G1 & 3 Parent

"We want to thank the Principal, the coordinators and all the teaching staff for their extraordinary work, availability and support for our children."

— Grade 9 Parent

"Thanks for the great job you and the other teachers did in providing classes for the kids. We are grateful for the passion you’ve shown."

— Grade 7 Parent

"I'd like to write a message to let you know that, as parents, we acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of all staff members at IS Modena.

Thank you so much for the inspiring, quality work you do for our child and the entire student community. We also appreciate how quickly you adjust to our requests, such as having extra-curricular activities scheduled in the evening, which allows us to plan the day better. Your dedication and involvement really show, and we thank you for that. Please keep up the good work."
— Grade 5 Parent

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