Italy Tuscany, Italy
  • Boarding accommodation, Homestay Accommodation
  • $ $ $
  • Boarding, Public

Educandato Statale SS. Annunziata Villa del Poggio Imperiale

Established: 1823
City

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    1200
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation,
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Short-Term, Fall Semester, Fall Year, Multiple Year, Spring Semester

School Description

Located in the historic city of Florence, Educandato Statale SS. Annunziata Villa del Poggio Imperiale is a private boarding school. Founded in 1823 by Italian aristocrats to educate noble girls, the school boards 80 girls and teaches French, Spanish, Latin, and English as foreign languages.

Facilities
The school has a big library, laboratories for sciences, athletic complex, and study rooms for students to utilize. In 2013, the facility was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The villa and compound was built by the Medici Family, in the 15th century and also doubles as a museum.

Sports and Arts
Students interested in participating in sports can enjoy soccer, tennis, volleyball and fencing.
Those interested in the fine arts can participate in many extracurricular activities such as theater and music.

Awards and Accomplishments
Boarding students live in the Villa Poggio Imperiale. There is a television room, computer room, and a small library. From tasting world-famous food to visiting historical pieces of art, such as Michelangelo “David,” there is no shortage of activities students can enjoy outside of school.

Community Information
As if the food and culture of Italy wasn't enough, Florence is one of the mega art capitals of the world. With over 70 museums and many other historic sites, students will have plenty to do, learn and explore!

Famous Alumni

Dacia Maraini: Italian writer, whose notable works include "The Age of Malaise", "Woman at war" and "Buio".
Princess Marie-José of Belgium: last Queen of Italy

  • 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Post Graduate (PG) Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
No
Sports
Fencing, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Arts
Art, Theater
Music
Music
Languages
Ancient Greek, English for International Students - Advanced, French, German, Latin, Spanish
Accepting Students in Grades
10, 11, 12, Post Graduate (PG)
Ages Accepted
15-18
ELTiS Minimum
215
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Minimum level of Italian (to be certified): A2 Tuition language: Italian only

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