International High School in Milan

Our High School in Milan, Italy, is a Cambridge International Examination Centre and an IB World School. Our wide-ranging secondary education covers 4 years, comprising the globally-recognised, broad-ranging IGCSE course for students aged 14 and 15 in Years 10 and 11, and the best International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in Continental Europe, delivered to students aged 16-18 in Years 12 and 13.

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Why Choose Our High School in Milan?

The IGCSE programme provides a firm academic foundation and prepares those seeking to attain the IB Diploma. The IGCSE course and the IB Diploma are delivered to High Schools and Secondary Schools in over 100 countries, and are recognised by universities in the UK, the US, Italy and many other countries around the world.

The Laptop Project in High School utilises Apple Mac laptops, which are used throughout the school on our wireless Internet connection. Innovative digital learning forms an integral part of the modern curriculum at both IGCSE level and IBDP level, and we aim to help our learners understand how to use digital devices safely and effectively.

High School Curriculum

St. Louis Archinto offers an academically challenging, and personally enriching, High School education with international curriculums. We offer the UK-delivered Cambridge IGCSE course and the IBO-accredited IB Diploma Programme. In 2021, for the 8th consecutive year, our IB curriculum tuition resulted in our students achieving the highest average IB scores in continental Europe.

Cambridge IGCSE

International Baccalaureate

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High School Facilities

There is a major focus on STEM subjects at our school. Modern learning facilities aid practical and theoretical understanding in this area, therefore, High School students have access to 6 laboratories.

Our Computer Science lab offers the latest equipment, including a 3D printer and virtual reality facilities, providing our pupils with an insight into the future of education.

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Sports & Arts Facilities

Access to art and drama studios are equally important. Our outstanding results in these subjects are a testament to the world-class teaching we offer in performing arts for those in secondary education and the IBDP.

A brand-new Technogym is available with a personal trainer, who provides students with a tailor-made course, and instructs them on how to use fitness machines safely.

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High School Teachers

At the Archinto campus, native and bilingual teaching professionals offer our students advanced language skills in engaging lessons. The core members of our High School staff have been at our school for over 10 years. Around 15 of our 50 teachers are also IB examiners, so they are very familiar with the rigours of the IB Diploma Programme.

Activities at Our High School

Our High School offers extracurricular activities to suit students with a range of interests. There are many after-school clubs and sports activities for our High School pupils to choose from, including volleyball, basketball, football, drama, music, French and Spanish, to name a few.

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University Guidance & Application Support

All High School students benefit from comprehensive university counselling and career guidance. Regular presentations and workshops are led by local professionals, tutors and university personnel, and to further prepare students for their futures, those in Years 10 and 12 may take part in internship programmes with local organisations. Many learners in secondary education participate in pre-university courses, internships and volunteer projects to prepare themselves for rewarding careers in Italy and abroad.

University Destinations

500+ students have graduated from our British school over the past eight years. Each year roughly one-third remain in Italy for university studies, where they attend top undergraduate programs at schools such as Bocconi University and Italy’s famed Politecnico network of schools.

The remaining two-thirds continue their academic careers in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Some of the most prestigious destinations are listed below.

  Admitted Attending
Cambridge University 2 2
Oxford 2 2
Imperial 3 3
LSE 3 3
UCL Over 10  
Warwick Over 10  
Kings Over 10  
Columbia University 1 1
Princeton University 0 1
University of Pennsylvania 2 2
Duke University 1 2
Johns Hopkins 0 1
NYU Stern School 2 2
NYU Tisch School 1 1
Boston University 3 3
Georgetown University 1 1
Wake Forest 1 1
UCLA 0 1
Georgia Tech 0 1
École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) 2 2
École Polytechnique 1 1
Sciences Polytechnique 1 1

The Duke Of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It brings together practical experiences and life skills to equip young people for a brighter future. Since it was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh (husband to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom), over eight million young people in over 140 countries and territories have participated in the Award. Schools, colleges, universities, employers, social clubs, youth organisations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, young offenders’ institutions, religious organisations, sports clubs, and more, all run the Award. St. Louis School is proud to offer the D of E Award to young people aged 14-18.

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What is Involved?

The Award is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced, and requires dedication and effort over time. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Young people design their own Award programme, set their goals and record their progress in four different categories: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. To achieve a Gold Award, participants are involved in a residential project. The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve. 

More information on The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award can be found at

You can also connect with the Award on Facebook, Twitter and on YouTube.

High School Timetable

High School classes begin at 8:00 am and finish at 1:50 pm. Study hall and/or optional extracurricular activities begin at 2:30 pm and finish at 5:00 pm.

Contact Us Today!

We look forward to introducing you to our personalised approach to high school education in Milan.