Bilingual European School in Milan

Bilingual and international school group Globeducate has acquired Bilingual European School (BES) and the British American Pre-School, Milan.

Founded in 1987 British American Pre-School provides education for children aged two to six. The Bilingual European School, founded in 1999, is a bilingual primary and middle school. It is the only provision in Milan to integrate the Italian Ministerial Programme with the IB Primary Years Programme, both in Italian and English.

Luca Uva, chief executive of Italy and Globeducate, said: “BES had all of the qualities we look for in a Globeducate school and was a natural choice for our expansion in Milan. The school offers an outstanding level of education.”

Bilingual European School, Milan

Deborah Chilver, executive head of the British American Pre-School and a member of the Bilingual European School leadership team, said: “Joining the Globeducate network was an easy decision for our leadership team. Our teachers share the Globeducate vision of developing students to be global citizens, to shape the world and, as an IB school, we believe in learning by doing. At the core of everything we offer an authentic, outstanding bilingual school experience and a child-centred philosophy with a global perspective. Our whole school community is looking forward to joining together with other Globeducate schools as part of global competitions, festivals and learning communities.”

Globeducate has 55 schools and online programmes in nine countries. It has four other schools in Italy: ICS Milan, RIS Rome, Southlands British International School and the Canadian School of Florence.

Date published: 8 September 2021

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