Leadership Team


Paul Barrie | International School of Modena Principal

"As an IB continuum school, we encourage students to think and inquiry as they progress through our school. With high expectations of all, a proven track record of strong academic success and a welcoming, caring community, the International School of Modena is a truly international environment for our young people to learn and mature in. Experienced, talented and innovative teachers challenge and support students to develop everyday and to succeed, while also nurturing and inspiring a love of learning."


Michael Perry | Head of Primary & PYP Coordinator

"The Primary Years Programme (PYP) at The International School of Modena offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centred approach based on collaboration, community, responsibility, and respect through a supportive and enriching environment. The PYP nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning and reflects the best of educational research, thought leadership and experience derived from IB World Schools. The PYP has evolved to become a world leader in future-focused education. The PYP is an example of best educational practice globally, responding to the challenges and opportunities facing young students in our rapidly changing world."


Chiara Forti | MYP Coordinator

"The Middle Years Programme builds on the foundations that the students have developed in the Primary Years Programme, while giving them greater autonomy and giving them the skills needed not only for the Diploma Programme but life beyond our school to enable them to be lifelong learners"


Caroline Searle | DP Coordinator

"We are passionate about the International Baccalaureate and the many advantages it offers for students in their final years of secondary education. The combination of the IB Diploma Programme with the dedication and commitment of our teachers, developing essential critical thinking and independent learning skills, ensures our students are well prepared not just to gain access to Universities but to thrive and succeed once there"