IB Diploma Programme

16-18 anni

12 teachers from France, Italy, Spain, Sri Lanka, Ireland, UK and US.
8.00 am- 4.30 pm Monday-Friday

A highly personalised IB Diploma Programme in the heart of Milan

Since 2017, Collegio San Carlo has offered the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, an academically rigorous and challenging programme that is recognised in most countries of the world as a university entrance qualification.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an internationally recognised programme, taught in English, which prepares students for higher education and is recognised by universities worldwide. Students do three subjects at High Level and three at Standard Level. The Diploma Core consists of an independently researched Extended Essay of 4,000 words, Theory of Knowledge which is an interdisciplinary course focusing on the nature, acquisition and development of knowledge, and the holistic, experiential learning Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) programme

Academic goals


Develop critical thinkers


Create global citizens


Become life-long learners


Foster innovative problem solvers

Why Choose Our IB Diploma Programme?

  • Global Recognition: Acknowledged by universities worldwide, our programme provides students with a strong foundation for their future
  • Personalised Attention: The small programme size means students benefit from individualised support and a close-knit learning environment.
  • Holistic Education: Drawing on a tradition of excellence and professional experience, we cultivate intellectual and personal growth and foster a deep respect for the world around us and our place within it.

Join our IB Diploma Programme at Collegio San Carlo and become part of a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment where you will develop the confidence and competencies to make valuable contributions to our local, national and global communities.

Unlock Your Child's Full Potential with the IB Diploma at CSC

The IB Diploma Programme at Collegio San Carlo challenges students to reach their academic potential while fostering their personal growth and character development.  This holistic approach incorporates the IB Learner Profile and John Wooden’s definition of success as the “peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the best effort to do the best of which you are capable”.

In addition to their six chosen subjects, students engage deeply with research through the Extended Essay and sharpen their critical thinking skills in Theory of Knowledge, while CAS provides real-world challenges. The IB Learner Profile is at the heart of our programme, guiding students to become Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective.  Students acquire essential life skills such as collaboration, time management, organisation and planning. They thrive academically and personally, becoming global citizens who are prepared for life’s challenges and opportunities.

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A Catholic School, A Global Vision

Our school boasts a low student/teacher ratio, enabling a highly personalised approach to learning. It is one of the few Catholic schools in Europe which offers the IB Diploma Programme, thus providing a supportive environment which places high importance on character education.

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A perfect blend of tradition and innovation

With its proud heritage of over 150 years, Collegio San Carlo is recognised for pioneering innovative programmes that challenge students to reach their full potential, preparing them for both undergraduate and graduate studies. Among our nearly 2,000 students, IB Diploma candidates play a vital role in our vibrant and growing community.


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We are in the pulsating centre of Italian innovation, connected to the rest of Europe

Milan is the second-largest Italian city, and the capital of Italian innovation. It is home to great celebrations of the ‘made in Italy’ lifestyle: fashion, food, music and global promotional events and the Winter Olympics. Additionally, thanks to the development of good transport connections, it is well connected to Switzerland and the rest of Europe.

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The IB Leadership Team

IB DP Principal and Co-ordinator

CAS Co-ordinator, TOK teacher, university counselling for the IB students and Site Co-ordinator for the SATS. She has been teaching in various capacities since 1994 and she began working at Collegio San Carlo in September 2017

IB DP Development and Project Director

Docente di economia al Collegio San Carlo dal 2015, dal 2017 inizia l'insegnamento di questa materia anche nell'IB Diplioma Programme. Si occupa inoltre dello sviluppo del programma IB DP

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Frequently Asked Questions

The school day starts at 08.00 and finishes at 16.30. There are two breaks in the morning and a lunch break. All students have some tutorial periods in which they have no lessons, but instead are supervised by a teacher or they can make an appointment with a teacher if they need some help or advice.
The maximum number in each year group is 24. However, classes are smaller than this and are determined by the number of students who choose the subject.
Some students are from Collegio San Carlo, others join the programme from other schools in Milan and we also have students from other countries.
Yes, our graduates are in public and private universities in Italy, the UK and other European countries.