Middle School

(Age 11-14)

The Benedetto XV Middle School integrates the guidelines of the British National Curriculum with those of the Ministry of Education (MIUR).  We conduct 70% of the lessons in English which allows pupils to continue their schooling in a manner conforming to both national and international standards.

Our goal is to foster our students’  educational, cultural and personal development in ways that could lead them to high school with confidence.

The subjects are:

  • English
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Art and Design
  • Computing
  • Coding and Robotics,
  • Music
  • Physical Education

STEM education and laboratory teaching

STEM education is an approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a starting point for promoting students’ investigation and critical thinking. The teaching activities carried out in the science and coding/robotics laboratories allow students to conduct experiential learning, based on cooperation, creativity and problem solving.

At the end of each school year, students will take an eligibility exam at a local Italian school and the state exam at the end of the first cycle of education. During the three years of middle school it is also possible to take the Cambridge (ESOL) PET and First (FCE) exams.