The Elementary

The Elementary Curriculum

The curriculum is based on the guidelines of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization and we are actively seeking candidate status as an IB PYP school. 

The curriculum model is composed of transdisciplinary units of inquiry where global themes are used to generate inquiry both in and outside of the classroom. The subject areas are integrated providing students with opportunities to make connections throughout their learning. 

Learning is an active, constructive, creative, and collaborative process that involves a variety of distinct cognitive strategies. Students develop critical thinking, goals setting and application skills. They are encouraged to be curious, inquisitive and to ask questions. This enables them to view situations from different perspectives and make predictions, inferences and judgment. They build their understanding by sharing and discussing with others, assessing their learning and by taking action in collaboration with the teachers.

The Teaching and Learning Approach

The most important goal of this approach is the development of independent life-long learners. We believe children learn best by doing and our students are encouraged to apply effective learning strategies to explore and understand the world. Our children collaborate with our teachers and share the development and direction of the curriculum. Our teachers use a collaborative approach to design content, strategies, and work routines. This is essential to our students’ development as independent learners. 

Grade 2 Curriculum Booklet 2017 - 2018  

Grade 3 Curriculum Booklet 2017 - 2018  

Grade 4 Curriculum Booklet 2017 - 2018  

Programme of Inquiry 2017 - 2018 

International School of Ticino

Welcome from the Principal

«Shaping our future together». The school goal is the inspiration that drives teaching and learning and motivates all members of our school community to strive for success in everything they do. Our aim is to provide expatriate and local families with an international education that is broad, balanced and challenging. We inspire our children to reach their full potential by fostering curiosity and an interest in learning, awakening their minds and illuminating their world.

International School of Como 


Via Girella 4, 6814 Lamone (CH)
Tel: +41.91.971.0344

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