, Our Philosophy

Not only a school but a philosophy for growth

Andersen International School is a place where children can thrive socially, academically and creatively. We want the children to be the best that they can be. We have a dedicated team of teachers, support staff and management who create a caring, productive atmosphere. We prepare our students for any challenges that they will meet in today’s world and to become responsible citizens to make valuable contributions to it.

Andersen wants to be a space where children of every nationality learn to live together and interact through the use of the English language. Our goal is to create an environment where students can find common ground for interacting, experiencing and discovering the characteristics which make different cultures both unique and the same.

Citizenship and cultural pluralism Programme

The importance of citizenship and the attention to cultural pluralism are highly underrated in school programmes nowadays. Indeed, these subjects may have remarkable consequences on young students’ views on their present and future. This is the reason why Andersen International School wants to devote specific attention to such issues by its Citizenship and Cultural Pluralism Programme.

This programme intends to give students, especially to Middle school and High school students, the precious opportunity to face crucial and controversial topics and to debate them with highly qualified specialists.

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This programme intends to give students, especially to Key Stage 3, the precious opportunity to face crucial and controversial topics and to debate them with highly qualified specialists.

In order to respect such a mission, the Programme offers an annual season of meetings centered on seven key themes:

1. Human Rights

2. Peace keeping

3. Multiculturalism and Globalization

4. The Female Condition

5. Religious and non Religious Orientations

6. Ecology and Sustainable Development

7. Health and Nutrition

The Programme will provide specific meetings for each year group and transversal sections for the whole Key Stage 3. Each section will be followed by cross-curricular activities organized by class teachers during the daily time-table. These activities will offer the possibility of an extended multidisciplinary analysis of certain aspects the specialist dealt with during her or his presentation.

The Programme has a Scientific Board, which members are exponents of international institutions, academics and professionals. The Scientific Board is coordinated by the Head of the Programme, who is chosen by the Direction of Andersen International School. A special role has been created within the Programme: the Honorary Scientific Board member, who is an exponent of an international institution. The Head of the Programme organizes the annual sections.

Academic Year 2019-2020 Lectures

Academic Year 2019-2020 Lectures

15 November prof. Silvia Salardi (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca) Lo sport come diritto umano

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Academic Year 2018-2019 Lectures

25 January 2019, Danielle Allen: Brexit 
26 March 2019, Dr. Michele Saporiti: The future of human rights
24 May 2019, prof. Roberta Sala: Cos’è la tolleranza.

Academic Year 2017-2018 Lectures
2 Febraury 2018, Dr. Andrea Dolcetti: The British Constitution.
4 May 2018, Dr. Martine Cohen: kosher food and a focus on anti-Semitism.

Academic Year 2016-2017 Lectures
18 November 2016, Danielle Allen: Women and Business.
20 January 2017, Dr. Alberto Donzelli: Perché un italiano su cinque fuma? 100 buoni motivi per non farlo.
10 Febraury 2017, Prof. Roberta Sala: Cosa vuol dire essere cittadini.
12 May 2017, Dr. Martine Cohen: Introduction to Judaism and contemporary anti-Semitism
26 May 2017, Prof. Alessandro Ferrari: Introduzione all’Islam.