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Press release


30 June 2017

London, July 3, 2017 - Inspired, a leading operator of premium schools in Europe, Australia, Africa and Latin America, is proud to announce that it has acquired the International School of Como (IS Como) and International School of Ticino (IS Ticino). Inspired acquired the International School of Europe (ISE) group back in August 2016.

IS Como ( located in Fino Mornasco near the shores of Lake Como, Italy was founded in 2002 and has contributed to the expansion of international education in Northern Italy by offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. IS Como currently consists of about 300 students aged between 3 and 16 years old from 38 nationalities. The language of instruction is English and the school is a student-centred community of internationally-minded learners, offering a balanced and challenging curriculum within a safe and nurturing environment. IS Como is an IB Diploma candidate school aiming to offer the programme from 2018. 

IS Ticino ( opened its doors in 2014, providing a broad and balanced international education. The school provides an outstanding IB Primary Years Programme (the only one in the Swiss Canton of Ticino) to local and expatriate students between the ages of 3 and 11 years old. The language of instruction is English, and particular emphasis is placed on celebrating the unique talents of each individual and creating a supportive and stimulating environment that enables children to play a proactive role in reaching their full potential.

“These two excellent and growing schools, which are providing a superb international education in their own thriving communities to international and local families will now be able to benefit from the international best practice that belonging to Inspired’s global network will bring. We are delighted to welcome them - their students, teachers and parents – into the wider family of Inspired schools,” stated Nadim M Nsouli, Founder and Chairman of Inspired.

Inspired ( is a leading premium schools group in Europe, Australia, Africa and Latin America. The addition of IS Como and Ticino will expand the group's global network to a total of 27 premium schools, and five Early Learning Schools, providing an outstanding education to over 18,000 students. As part of Inspired’s family of international schools, students and staff at IS Como and Ticino will benefit from the support of world-leading educational experts and access to state of the art learning platforms.

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