Changing to a new school can be overwhelming. To put your mind at ease, we have compiled all commonly asked questions to help with your needs.

Here is everything you need to know about LF.

What is different about the Cambridge Curriculum?

Based on the Cambridge Curriculum, we teach children how to think, to analyse, to adapt and learn for themselves, both in and beyond the classroom. Your child is taught the skills to be an independent thinker, work collaboratively and take calculated risks.

In senior years, the Cambridge Curriculum focuses on providing a breadth of subjects instead of just specialising in either Science or Arts. Research shows that employers and universities prefer students who have a broad range of skills. With this in mind, the Cambridge curriculum has been developed for your child’s academic and career success in the 21st Century.

What ages does the Cambridge International School Italy (LF) cater for?

We accept students from age 1 (Preparation) to age 18. Students sit for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) in Year 12, which is equivalent to Pre-University.

What type of assessment is required for admission and why?

Once you have applied and received confirmation of a place at LF, your child will need to complete an entrance assessment (Only for Years 1-11). Testing literacy and numeracy skills, this will confirm your child’s suitability for LF while identifying special needs that may need support. This assessment can be completed online in our Admissions office or under supervision in your home country school.

Find out more about the application process.

Can students enrol any time of the year?

Yes. However, we encourage pre-registration so we can ensure availability of space for your child.

How many students are there in each class?

Yes. However, we encourage pre-registration so we can ensure availability of space for your child.

What are the school hours?

School Curriculum:9:00am - 2:15pm, Mon-Fri
Co-curricular: 2:30pm - 4.00pm, Mon-Thu

Our school playgrounds are supervised from 8.00am onwards, before the school day begins. After school, the pick up area for students are supervised.

When are the holidays?

Our holidays to the Cambridge school year calendar.

Please see our school calendar for the current holiday dates.

What are the nationalities of the students at LF?

9 nationalities represented at the school.

What is the best way for a parent to communicate with a teacher or the school?

The best way to communicate with teachers is via email all private messeages to WhatsApp. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to meet the teacher through respective school’s administration assistant.

If you have any issues or concerns, we always encourage parents to address them to the specific teacher directly, so that both you and the teacher can work together.

Our school sends out weekly emails and fortnightly newsletters to keep parents up to date with school activities and events. Each class also has a class parent or year level representative who helps the teacher communicate important notices to parents.

Which co-curricular activities are offered at LF?

LF offers a wide variety of after school activities including: Sports,Music,Arts,Science & Technology,Subjects Tutoring,Academic Competitions, Special Clubs, Service Learning.

Most activities take place on Monday to Friday afternoons from 2.15 pm to 3.30 pm.

Students in Year 2 and lower may attend Crèche while their older siblings are doing co-curricular activities.

What type of food is available at the school cafeteria?

Our students have a daily variety of meal choices which include Asian, Western and vegetarian cuisine. All meals are halal as required by the Italian government.

Find out more about our cafeteria and our café.

Is there a dress code?

Our students wear school uniforms with slight variations to denote the 3 different schools school. Sports uniforms are worn for school sports and physical education. Occasionally there are free dress days, where students can dress according to themes.

We believe uniforms are important to help create a sense of belonging and respect for the school and each other.

Can my special needs child enrol into your school?

There is no Special Needs department in our school. However, we have learning enrichment teachers to cater for students with mild learning needs where the school is able. Openings for children needing support are subject to the movement of existing students.

For more details, please contact our admissions officer.

What is the school's approach to managing student welfare and behavior?

Our approach to student wellbeing is based on the school’s core values (R.E.C.I.P.E.)

  • Respect and care for each other
  • Dedication to a culture of Excellence
  • Openness in Communication
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Passionate in what we do
  • Creating an Enjoyable environment

The Student Code of Conduct has been developed to summarise our rules and expectations in accordance with our core values. The full student welfare policy is available on the Parent Portal.


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