A Window On The World


Set in one of the world’s most majestic locations, H-FARM International School is a unique place to start building your future. James Matthews takes a tour

H-FARM is an IB boarding school scenically located in the shadow of the Dolomites and Cortina, overlooking the Venice Lagoon. It boasts the largest European campus where students, start-uppers, innovation managers and big brands live together, following a shared community ethos of creativity, skills, digital transformation, passion and sport.

“We have built a very special educational environment that combines being an IB World School with the H-FARM Approach, which is a unique way of understanding the study path of each of our students,” explains Mauro Bordignon, Head of School. “We teach students to continually make choices in terms of subjects to be studied and projects to be developed. We help them to bring out their personal, distinctive and qualifying interest in an increasingly competitive global world. In short, we provide them with the tools to access the best universities.”

The school has state-of-the-art laboratories in chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and design technology, and has implemented a series of teaching and learning paths using virtual reality to immerse students in science lessons, a moment in history or a chapter in a literature text.

“The school aims to motivate and support each student to reach his or her full potential,” adds Bordignon; “Those who choose to live the school experience through boarding, also have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a context of innovation and study, full of incentives and opportunities”.

These opportunities are delivered through four macro themes: Socialisation and Leisure, Health and Wellbeing, Knowledge and Network and Culture. Students can sign up to weekly outings to discover the natural, archaeological and cultural beauties of Italy, with plenty of room to explore extracurricular passions with courses in photography, e-sports, digital storytelling, radio and podcasting, all of which stimulate minds while providing a well-rounded academic and personal learning experience.


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