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Admissions

Guidelines for students' admissions

GSO looks at each student as an individual with talents to discover and share. The more we get to know about the whole person, in addition to records of past academic performance and activities, the more we can understand a student’s strengths and concerns, needs and aspirations.

Choosing a new school and a new environment in which to live is both exciting and daunting. Our staff is dedicated to helping families and students throughout the admissions process. We are always ready to share our expectations but equally ready to hear what a future student will be able to bring to enrich the learning community.

Our most important requirement is that a student coming to our school becomes familiar with, and is open to, the school's Vision, Mission Statement and Educational Beliefs. Students should be interested in getting to know Italy, and should be able and willing to fully participate in all aspects of the programme: academic, co-curricular and service.

In accepting students, at Gentium Schola Opitergium we look for:

  • The applicant’s potential to benefit from the educational environment and programme;
  • The capability of the school to meet the educational needs of the applicant¹;
  • Sufficient ability in English to succeed in a college preparatory programme with English as the language of instruction (some EAL support can be provided in grade 9;
  • The personality and motivation to do one’s best, be actively engaged and to share one’s experience and talents with others;
  • Willingness to abide by essential agreements, confirmed by teachers and students each year, as well as by the Italian law;
  • Fulfillment of the school’s financial and medical requirements.

We admit qualified students of any gender, identity, race, national and ethnic origin and do not discriminate in any aspect of our educational policies, scholarship or financial planning, or in any other school-administered programme.

 

¹The school provides appropriate help with temporary challenges but is not equipped to offer the professional help and support needed for students with serious learning difficulties or a history of behavioural problems. For further information, please view the GSO Special Needs Policy.

 

Admissions Process for 2019:

 

Further information about the Admission Process for 2019/2020 will be updated soon.