Alexandria International School

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About the School

Alexandria International School has been listening and responding to the needs of families throughout the province of Alessandria, Italy, since 1993. It is the only international school in Alessandria providing care and education for children aged 6 months to 19 years, with over 20 nationalities represented in the student body.<br /> The school is a private “scuola partitaria”, meaning it is recognised as meeting the standards of the Italian national curriculum with the freedom to enrich the educational programme according to the mission and vision of the school. The school is renowned for the quality of its teaching, family atmosphere and its English language programme, which prepares students to take British Institutes Junior Academy exams in the primary school and Cambridge IGCSE’s in the high school. <br /> Alexandria International School aims to develop independent, internationally minded students who, through the acquisition of skills and knowledge, come to understand the world and their place within it. Students learn to appreciate and celebrate individual and cultural diversity through the exploration of their own unique identity and culture.


Italian National Curriculum, IGCSE

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Facilities & Services

books: Library; chemistry: Laboratory; soccer: Sports courts; gym: Indoor gym; coffee: Cafeteria and dining hall; schoolbus: School bus

Special Features

Award winning internal kitchen - locally sourced, 100% biologically certified food; Internal music school offering instrumental and group lessons; Extensive, secure grounds with indoor gym and outdoor multisport/basketball court, and football pitch; Small class sizes; Bilingual English language provision in the Early Years and Primary School; Digital devices provided for students in the secondary school; Italian national curriculum enriched by the Cambridge IGCSE; School bus services providing transport for students from a wide catchment area; Excellent reputation, genuine family feeling; School setting – historical building, with loggia and gardens

Head of School

Philip O’Gara
Philip joined ISP as Head of School at Alexandria International School, Alessandria, Italy in May 2023. He has worked with American, British, Irish, Italian, and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculums throughout his 25-year career, in all phases of k-12 education. He has an honours degree in music, a postgraduate teaching diploma from Trinity College Dublin and a master’s degree in international education from Endicott College. <br /> Originally from Ireland, Philip has spent most of his professional career working in private and paritaria schools in Italy; for ICS Milan, where he was Head of School and as Music Teacher and Head of Performing Arts at international schools in Rome and Milan. He led Smiling International School, Ferrara through the process of becoming an IB World School authorized to deliver the IBDP and is a CIS/NEASC Accreditation Evaluator. <br /> He has collaborated with investment funds and private Italian schools to develop international education opportunities in Italy. With VIE Education/Swiss Education Group, he has collaborated on the development of online IB Career-related CRS courses with 3rd level institutions and most recently on the development of an English and football course with Bucksmore Education/Inter Academy. <br /> In his spare time, Philip likes to keep fit running, cycling, and skiing and tries to maintain his piano and singing skills. He is the owner of a Lagotto Romagnolo - a truffle-hunting dog named Bruno - and together with his wife and three children, can be found roaming the Piedmont hills in search of a Tuber Magnatum (a type of truffle) or one of the many wonderful restaurants in the area.

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Viale Don Orione n. 1, 44.8499725, 8.8903441, 21, ChIJ-TBVVddph0cRBlxCudMc9yE, 1, Viale Don Orione, Villaromagnano, Piemonte, AL, 15050, Italia, IT
Viale Don Orione n. 1
+ 39 0131 254253

Facilities & Services

books: Library; chemistry: Laboratory; soccer: Sports courts; gym: Indoor gym; coffee: Cafeteria and dining hall; schoolbus: School bus