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Creating Boundless Opportunities: Bilingualism for 6-11 Year Olds

Primary school is the cornerstone of children's development. Here, they acquire foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) skills while cultivating vital soft skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.

We shape well-rounded individuals ready for success and active citizenship.

The 4 Cs of 21st Century education

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking enables children to analyse information, evaluate different perspectives, and make well-informed decisions. It empowers them to become independent and creative problem solvers. At FBS,


Fostering innovation, adaptability, and problem-solving skills, thinking outside the box equips children for success in an ever-evolving world. At FBS,


Recognising the immense value of collaboration is fundamental for children. We guide our pupils to empathise with others' perspectives, nurturing respectful communication while developing the ability to confidently express themselves amidst strong opinions. At FBS,


In our interconnected and diverse society, effective communication is vital. It is crucial for children to develop essential listening and communication skills to confidently engage with others, sharing their thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions. At FBS,


Building Solid Bilingual Foundations in Primary School

In the first two years, our lessons are 50% in Italian and 50% in English, providing pupils with a unique language immersion experience.

With 17 hours/week in English (compared to 1-2 hours/week in state schools), our pupils delve into Science, Technology, Art and Music through the hands-on Cambridge International Curriculum and explore History and Geography in English.

By the end of the second year of primary school, students who started their learning journey at FBS in pre-school enjoy five years of pure bilingualism. This solid foundation in the English language provides a significant boost for their learning path and growth.

At FBS, we ensure that students learn English to their full potential through comprehensive listening, reading, writing, and speaking activities.

Here's how we make it happen:

  • Our English teachers are native speakers, primarily from the UK or the USA, or fully bilingual.

  • We use Cambridge International textbooks.

  • Students have access to a wide range of digital and non-digital didactic resources, all in English.

The school turned out to be the best choice I could have made to ensure my daughter a solid learning of English alongside Italian.

– Parent Y2, FBS Primary School


From third grade onwards, our students are equipped with personal devices: tablets in primary school and laptops in middle school.

These devices enable them to access digital resources and develop essential digital literacy skills. Through our digital citizenship program, we empower them to navigate the online world safely and responsibly.

They learn how to respond to challenging situations and gain a comprehensive understanding of the digital landscape.

Empowering Young Minds: Igniting Their Learning Journey

Starting from the third year, students continue their English learning path but also increase their lessons in Italian to align with the paritaria system approved by the Italian Ministry of Education.

They explore four Cambridge International subjects: English, Science & Technology, Art and Music (12 hours/week compared to 1-2 hours/week in the Italian state school). Subjects such as Maths, History, and Geography are instead taught in Italian to prepare students for the middle school.

In the final three years of primary school, students at FBS are carefully prepared for the Cambridge International Progression Tests. By Grade 5, they have the opportunity to demonstrate their English and Science knowledge through the prestigious Cambridge Checkpoint exams, which certify the accomplishment of the primary school learning path in accredited Cambridge International schools.

Your child's bilingual journey

Florence Bilingual School

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