IB Diploma, Milan

The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquisitive, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB focuses on the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students and prepares them for effective participation in a rapidly-evolving and increasingly global society. The widely respected programme is well-regarded by the world’s leading universities.

Why Choose Our IB School in Milan?

Our IB School in Milan is one of the most successful in continental Europe, achieving the highest outcomes for senior students for almost a decade. The internationally-recognised course offers an academically challenging and balanced course of study to prepare 16 to 18-year-olds for success at university, and life beyond education.

  • The best IBDP results in Europe for 8 years
  • High avg. IB score of 37
  • Access to world-leading universities

IB Diploma Programme

As an international Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School, we are authorised to deliver the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), which aims to develop inquisitive, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

At our international school, students undertake a total of 6 subjects, which forms their individual IB schedule. For the duration of the advanced course, learners are expected to work independently and demonstrate the skills of evaluation, analysis, research, leadership, group work, and organisation.

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Extended Essay (EE)

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Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Progetti CAS presso IB a Italia

Creativity-Action-Service (CAS)

Requirements to Study the IB

To qualify for the advanced IB pathway, candidates must demonstrate good English language skills and a willingness to work to the requirements of the Internation Baccalaureate Organization.

The IB option is a robust and challenging course, and students should be prepared to work to the best of their ability to achieve their full potential in all subjects. Learners who follow the DP option after completing the IGCSE course at our school will have gained the necessary experience and study skills to do well on this course.

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IB Subjects

IB entrants may select six optional IB subjects in addition to 3 core compulsory subjects to form a personalised course of study. Our school offers an exciting range of subject options for those taking the programme so that students can tailor their international education to their prospects and follow their interests. We offer both Higher Level and Standard Level IB subject options. Current IB options are as follows:

  • Studies in Languages & Literature: English, Italian
  • Language Acquisition: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Chinese
  • Individuals & Society: Economics, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Business And Management, Global Politics, Geography
  • Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science,  Environmental Systems And Societies SL, Sports Exercise And Health
  • Mathematics: Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL
  • The Arts: Music, Theatre, Visual Arts

IB Grades

The IB exams and assessment process is led by a team of external assessors. After completing all coursework and examinations, students are given an overall score as a mark for their performance, whereby 45 is the maximum IB grade. At our international school, students receive higher-than-average IB scores due to their excellent tuition and world-class learning support.

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IB Diploma Options

IB students design a course that is truly tailored to their interests and needs. Our school's IB subject options cover the arts, humanities, languages, science and mathematics. Well before High School commences, counsellors ensure those who choose the IB option select the subjects that give them the best chance of success at the end of the two-year programme. This leads to learners who enjoy their studies and take ownership of their education in the long-term.

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As IB educators, our school employs enthusiastic DP teachers who demonstrate an extensive understanding of IB teaching methods. Our team comprises native-speaking, experienced IB professionals who successfully deliver the programme with rigour.

The core members of our teaching staff have been at the school for over 10 years. At the Archinto Campus, around 15 of our 50 teachers are also IB examiners and are familiar with the requirements outlined in the IB Diploma Programme assessment criteria.

As with other educational programmes, the IB assessment criteria will likely vary according to the subject. Some subjects require a combination of formal examination and written coursework, while others may require students to demonstrate their practical skills, for example, in Drama and Dance. Across all subjects, work is assessed using the same IB grading system implemented across all IB World Schools.

Our International Baccalaureate programme offers students a complete education system that provides in-depth knowledge, opportunities to apply that knowledge globally, and long-lasting study methods that will reinforce their understanding of how to evaluate and analyse information effectively. The Programme is a well-known international course that leads to pre-university qualifications.

On the other hand, the Italian National Curriculum offers young adults in Scuola secondaria di secondo grado an accredited further education system, which is generally conducted in Italian. The National Curriculum option is ideal for senior students who wish to gain a high-quality qualification and progress to universities in Italy or Europe.

After final IB assessments have been taken, candidates will receive a course certificate detailing the subjects taken and the scores gained in each. The IB certificate is one of the most versatile, as it allows graduates to broaden their prospects for future study. IB certification is accepted by top universities and institutions world-wide, making it an ideal international qualification for students at our school in Milan.

Testimonials of Our IB Students

International Education Leads to Global Opportunities

At our IB School in Milan, learners gain an excellent international curriculum that opens up the possibility for future study across the world. Francesco, a member of our alumni community, reveals how his time at our IB school helped him achieve his goals.

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"My name is Francesco and I graduated from St. Louis High School in 2018. After completing the IB Diploma I started a BSc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Surrey, and am currently doing my MSc with specialisation in Mechatronic System Design at TU Delft, in the Netherlands.

I joined St. Louis school when I was 2 years old and left at the age of 18. The educational environment in High School was extremely stimulating, as academic staff prioritised the needs of the individual students and helped them in choosing an adequate study program that aimed at maximising personal and intellectual skill sets. I found such a challenging and stimulating environment essential in my preparation for University.

The multicultural environment at St. Louis also allowed for close, but professional, relationships between students and teachers, which also act as advisors for your future academic career. Not only, as I was also able to meet and connect with dedicated students from all over the world that I still know today."

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