Summer Programs

Middle School Program (MSP)

Ages 11-13


  • Intensive courses in languages and visual and performing arts
  • Wide range of sports, outdoor activities, and elective academic offerings
  • Cultural excursions to exciting destinations around Europe

Climb up a mountain and take a zip-line down. Jump off a rock while canyoning. Pose with a peacock in a garden on Lago Maggiore. Watch an opera in Verona’s Roman amphitheater. Taste fresh cheese and olive oil in Tuscany. MSP offers travel experiences that open your mind and broaden your world.

Spending time outdoors is an important part of the MSP experience. Students go on hikes at the beginning of each session that explore the local area, and hiking is a part of many of our MSP trips in Ticino and beyond. Children are able to connect with their peers, counselors, and teachers in meaningful ways as they explore nature together.

Robotics Course

Two afternoons a week, MSP students have a Sports track. Options include archery, tennis, windsurfing, climbing, waterskiing, volleyball, and more, ensuring that students spend time exercising and learning to stretch themselves physically.

Those looking to take their athletic skills to the next level can join an MSP Sports Club. Students can train with professional soccer coaches from the renowned AC Milan Club in the Milan Academy Scuola Calcio, work with first-rate basketball coaches in the Olimpia Milano Basketball Club, refine their tennis skills, or hone their golf games. Participation is at an extra cost.


Stretch your mind and develop new skills with first-rate teachers and inquisitive students from around the globe. Each student selects one academic course and focuses on that subject for approximately four hours for five mornings each week.

Students placed at the intermediate English level and above have the opportunity to take a second course, for one hour a day after lunch, which they choose upon arrival. This gives students the chance to try out a new language or stretch their creativity in new ways.

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