PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
As a first step families should submit an enquiry form below. Once the form is submitted the admissions team will be in contact to discuss the application process.
The International School of Monza serves a diverse community of students and their families. We offer a holistic education for children aged 2½ to 18 which promotes curiosity and international mindedness. English is our primary language of instruction, as well as being considered our inclusive language. Our Mission and Core Values intend to succinctly and honestly represent who we are:
Curious and internationally-minded learners striving for a world without frontiers.
IS Monza learners are:
Happy learners We value a safe and caring environment, where wellbeing is prioritised and all learners are included in a holistic and personalised approach
Experiential learners We value learning which is driven by inquiry and where learning experiences integrate technology and action mindfully
Ambitious learners We value the agency of learners and help develop their resilience on the journey to achieving the highest standards
Respectful learners We value a community which is based on respect where we are caring towards ourselves, towards all others and towards our environment
Thoughtful learners We value the development of creative and critical thought and the nurturing of transferable skills for a complex and interconnected future
We hope, through your initial exploration of the school, that you might already start to realise how we truly live and breathe these values in all aspects of our educational provision.
Alongside our Mission and Core Values, the standards and practices of the International Baccalaureate (IB) guide every feature of our educational provision, as articulately outlined in our policies for language, assessment, inclusion and academic integrity, all of which are made available to our school community and available to prospective families upon request.
The school is fully authorised by the IB to offer its Primary Years Programme (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 / ages 2½ to 11), Middle Years Programme (Grade 7 to Grade 11 / ages 11 to 16) and Diploma Programme (Grade 12 to Grade 13 / ages 16-18). Furthermore, in Early Years, our practices are heavily influenced by the Reggio approach to early childhood education. Introductory information about each of these programmes is available on our school website. Our admissions policy is articulated to encourage the maintenance of diversity in our student body, as well as to ensure that students who are admitted to IS Monza can benefit from our educational provision throughout the continuum of IB education. Our policy and procedures are designed to identify these students in order to help parents and the school make the best choices in line with the individual needs of each student.
Students can be admitted to the school at any time of the academic year (with the exception of students joining Grades 11 to 13) and decisions are primarily based on a student’s prior school record (where available), confidential reference and a personal interview in which students and their families can demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values of the school. In addition, Primary-aged students are invited to spend a trial day with us and Secondary-aged students are required to take placement tests in English and Mathematics.