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Schools and advice

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Italy.

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Schools and advice

Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:15 pm

We have four children - 12, 10, 8 and 7 - and are thinking of moving to Italy later in the year. I'm finding it hard to get hold of information about Italian schools, particularly day to day information, and would like to be able to tell the children more to make the transition, and their parents' apparent mid-life crises, easier for them. Still not sure where, but probably within northern Italy. Anyone got any advice? Thanks!

 

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Re: Schools and advice

Post Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 12:38 am

Hi there,

We too have 2 small children and are moving to Genova in July. We tried and tried to get day to day info regarding public schools. It is hard to come by. We have opted to place our son in the international school in Genoa for the first year as an easier transition and then move him to public if we decide to stay. Let me know what you decide. From wjhat I have heard, they love english speaking children in the public schools.


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Re: Schools and advice

Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 4:06 pm

Good choice, stick to international school. You posted "They love english speaking children in public schools" They also live puppies!


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I live in near Venice Italy with husband and 3 sons. We have been here 2 1/2 years.Boys are 8,13, 15. They attend bi-lingual school. I teach in a bi-lingual school and have continued my dance career over here.
We are originaly from NY.

 

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Re: Schools and advice

Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 11:40 am

We arrived in Italy February 2006. I have a 4 year old daughter and manage to place her in a small bi-lingual pre-school. Most certainly the best choice to make the transition period easier on them. About Italian schools. Calendar runs September to June, with enrolment no later than the January preceeding that specific September. I understand- very strict systems, old fashioned, does not keep up to date on technology specially in the smaller towns, lots of homework, limited English- 1 hour per week for the smaller children and proper English education only commence from approx age 10. The level of education is very good. Classes ave 22-25. Italian children are very noizy. No extramural activities at schools. Long school days until 16h00 daily. Sport activities at private clubs. Being government schools, very affordable. I would opt for international schooling, unfortunately in the town where we are it is not available and such plan to have additional English classes at a language school or homeschooling. Believer that our children has to be equiped for the WORLD out there and as such English is imperative.

 

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