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High School (Grade 9-12)

Welcome to High School

I am delighted to tell you about the Canadian School of Milan’s new high school in Via Vivaio. Our beautiful facility is in the historic Istituto dei Ciechi, easily accessible by Metro (M1,M4), trams, buses, bicycle, and on foot. We are around the corner from the Museum of Natural History, the Modern Art Gallery, and the Giardini Montanelli.  Our property is adjacent to the Villa Necchi Campiglio, and the Duomo is a short 15-minute walk.

Our curriculum in Grades 9 and 10 is the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) followed by the IB Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12. Students are guided in their course choices and university choices by our university counsellor in collaboration with teachers and parents. We believe in students taking the courses that will best match their talents and passions, rather than just the ones that will get them the highest marks. Yet, our graduates have been admitted to some of the top universities in the world.

If you come to CSM, you will not only find a supportive, collaborative learning community with a focus on each student’s own learning style but also a very happy, polite, and respectful environment filled with positive, genuinely nice students and teachers. We look forward to welcoming you soon to see for yourself.

Mr. Gary O'Meara, High School Principal

CSM’s High School consists of the final two phases of the International Baccalaureate Programme:  

  1. Grade 9 and 10: the last two years of the Middle Years Programme (MYP); followed by
  2. Grade 11 and 12: the IB Diploma Programme (DP).

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) was established in 1968 to provide an internationally recognised qualification for students studying outside their home country. Present in almost 5,000 schools and 140 countries, the IB DP has a world-wide reputation for excellence in preparing students for university study. 

In these last four years of school at CSM, our students embrace new challenges as they explore a rich and relevant curriculum. They are prompted to think critically and creatively, developing the skills needed to find solutions to real-world problems and elaborately expressing their opinions.

At CSM one can sense the feeling of the many benefits of being part of a small school community, whether it is students engaging in House challenges and fundraising for the less fortunate, older students mentoring younger ones, or teachers guiding students one-on-one through their Personal Projects and Extended Essays. 

We invite you to come visit us to witness learning at its highest level. 

World-class education

At CSM, our mission is to inspire students to become inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world. Our approach to learning is guided under the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme which is also experiential and contextualized to the real world.

Experiential learning

An emphasis on learning through understanding the processes of learning and action. Project and problem-based learning is our approach to sustain the delivery of science, mathematics and design curriculum to help our students become creative problem-solvers.


Learning Contextualized to the real world

Curiosity about the world, creative and critical thinking to tackle issues, in correlation to their communities, are fostered with real-life application.  Still, our ambitions go beyond the academic: by providing exposure to the arts, athletics, extracurricular opportunities and learning experiences to want to help every student develop a strong sense of identity.