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“Our mission is to develop the intellect and character of each learner by providing the opportunity for an outstanding bilingual education with a global perspective” 

Our mission is to develop the intellect and character of each learner by providing them with the opportunity for an outstanding bilingual education with a global perspective, based on the principles of collaboration and shared values. At BES, the student is at the center of the teaching approach: in fact, teachers get to know and evaluate each student by developing a constructive bond that stimulates both personal growth and academic progress.

We foster a "life-long love of learning"

We encourage students to strive for excellence and enhance their development in the intellectual, social, artistic and physical spheres. We foster a passion for knowledge that will accompany them for a lifetime. We encourage our pupils to think critically, to be resourceful and creative. We instil in them the spirit of solidarity and an international mindset. We pursue an ideal of active and empirical learning and encourage teamwork. Pupils are constantly involved in research activities in an authentically collaborative context.

We build self-confidence

Our school provides constant support and nurturing to our students.  This caring and attentive atmosphere enables them to thrive and become confident, creative and respectful people, ready to adapt successfully to a rapidly and constantly changing world. We inspire them to make appropriate choices, including taking responsibility for their own actions by developing their own extraordinary potential. We invite our students to discover and develop their own strengths and talents, offering them the necessary skills and opportunities they need to reach their goals.

We diversify learning  

Students build their knowledge on different levels, and the learning process is different for each one: we encourage students to engage in research, critical thinking, reflection, and thematic discussions, which are fundamental requirements for acquiring intellectual competence, growth, and continuous learning.

Global Citizenship

The BES School community guides students to become global citizens who have the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of local and global significance. They are challenged to investigate ideas, weigh perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action.



The Learner Profile

The aim of all International Baccalaureate programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, which help to create a better and more peaceful world. 

IB learners strive to be:
Through the development of their natural curiosity our students acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in acquiring knowledge. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
They exercise initiative in applying critical thinking skills creatively to recognise and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
They understand and express ideas and information confidently in Italian as well as in English. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and to the environment.

They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of view points, and are willing to grow from the experience.
They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.



A differentiated approach

We recognise that students learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity.

We understand that a differentiated approach based on best practices in education supports the learning of all students in our classes. We recognise that many students, at some time in their developmental continuum, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, whether they are long or short term. We aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve his or her full potential.



To cope with the demands of the 21st century, students need to know more than core subjects. They need to know how to use their knowledge and skills – by thinking critically, applying knowledge to new situations, analyzing information, comprehending new ideas, communicating, collaborating, solving problems, and making decisions.".”- Kath Murdoc, Education Consultant