International School of Ticino

Co-Education (From 3 to 18)
Day School
+41 91 971 03 44
Via Ponteggia 23, 6814 Cadempino, Switzerland
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Year of Foundation 2014
Enrollment Phase / Grades Enrolment period open all year round
Boarding Day School
Number of students 170
Nationalities 20
Teacher Student Ratio
Accreditations International Baccalaureate
Headmaster Andrew Ackers
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) 18000 CHF
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) 25000 CHF


The International School of Ticino is a special and exciting place to be. We are the first and only accredited International Baccalaureate (IB), Primary Years Programme (PYP) School in Ticino, Switzerland and candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma programme (DP). At the International School of Ticino we place the student at the centre of all we do to facilitate them to become lifelong learners. We achieve this through our school culture, which is rooted in the IB Mission statement, which states: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The school opened as a Kindergarten in 2014. It was established to offer the local and international residents of Ticino an IB education. As of 2017 the International school of Ticino became joined the education group Inspired, who educate over 45000 students in 64 schools worldwide. This grounding and combination with a leading education group has laid the foundations for the special community of learning which we see today in our new campus. The school now accommodates students from Kindergarten, 3 years old, to 16, offering the IB PYP and MYP programme. Within the academic year 2020-2021 IST aims to be accredited for both the MYP and DP programmes, with our first graduation class in 2023. The design and build of the new campus has drawn upon our foundations, the IB mission and the vision of the school; Inspiring the Extraordinary. We accommodate our students in a facilitated student centred learning environment, where we equip all to develop in the international sector and in line with Ticino requirements, enabling your child to study at our school from the age of 3-18/19. The International School of Ticino is a special and exciting place to be and we look forward to welcoming you to our community for a school visit, trial day and enrolment.




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