SMILING INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
A bilingual school in Ferrara
Smiling International School is a bilingual school that teaches the Italian curriculum in English. It enjoys Scuola Paritaria status, being recognized and authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, MIUR.
The strengths of an education at Smiling lie in its innovation and internationalization.
Smiling is an international school where Italian and English are the languages used to teach the ministerial curriculum, while Spanish and Chinese are taught as foreign languages.
The school follows students throughout their school career, from Early Years up to the end of the High school.
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THE SMILING LOCATION AND SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
A school with historical charm and modernity
The school has two locations, one in Corso Porta Mare and one in Corso Ercole I d’Este, where the four-year Experimental Linguistic Liceo and the new Istituto Tecnico Informatico are located.
Palazzo Gulinelli is located in Corso d’Este I, in the heart of Ferrara’s Addizione Erculea, the famous Renaissance expansion of the city. The building conveys all the charm of Ferrara’s history: frescoes, broad stairways, large bright rooms, and an internal garden of 2100 square meters.
Palazzo Gulinelli has recently been renovated, achieving the GOLD certification of the energy-environmental GBC Historic Building® protocol for the upgrading and sustainable restoration of historic buildings.
On the top floor of the building, you will find Smiling Loft Apartments, a residence available for university or high school students coming from outside Ferrara.
The location of Corso Porta Mare is where the Early Years and the first two years (1st and 2nd grade) of Primary School are located. The building is a renovated former monastery that has now become a welcoming, lively and cheerful school with two beautiful gardens, one of which overlooks the city walls.
Both locations of Smiling International School feature state-of-the-art computer labs, a gym, large gardens, and a kitchen with canteen.
Mi ha colpito positivamente è il senso di appartenenza che i miei figli trasmettono parlando della scuola, come di un luogo familiare, in cui si sentono a proprio agio, una seconda casa
Il taglio internazionale è un aspetto che viene enfatizzato non solo grazie alla presenza di alunni stranieri ma anche, come fate, con lo sguardo alle altre culture
La scuola garantisce costantemente un clima di serenità per bambini e genitori e una continua interazione scuola-famiglia
le insegnanti sono preparate e professionali, i progetti e le attività proposte innovative, interessanti e divertenti
WELCOME MESSAGE OF THE PRINCIPAL TO THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF FERRARA
Smiling International School was founded in 1997 and, as its name suggests, has always been characterized by the will to create a cheerful and stimulating learning environment for its pupils. Going to school presents challenges and requires responsibility on the part of the student, but it must be a pleasure!