Lower secondary school
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Personal study method

The lower secondary school (formerly middle school) is dedicated to the development of student autonomy and responsibility.
Here, students acquire a personal study method, consolidate their critical skills and refine their mastery of communicative languages. As part of our centuries-old Somascan tradition, Collegio Gallio’s educational prospectus celebrates the personal, cultural and social identities of students, encouraging them to achieve levels of excellence while also actively integrating STEM (science, mathematics, engineering and mathemathics) topics.

Teaching
for skills

Three subjects in english
with native english speaker

B1-PET
certification

Specialize laboratories

Optional
afternoon
and after-school workshops

Five
Distinctive
Elements

Our formation and education prospectus

Our offering is imbued with innovation, active student involvement and a global vision of education.
We firmly believe in the power of knowledge and its positive impact on students’ lives. We embrace the EAS teaching model which emphasizes learning based on real and practical solutions. We promote cooperative learning, which encourages collaboration between students.
Our teaching is enriched by the use of multimedia material from different sources.
This approach aims to keep students connected with the latest resources and technologies, making learning more stimulating and relevant.
Throughout the year, we host students and teachers from other institutions to offer special lessons that enrich the educational experience of our students.
At Collegio Gallio, we recognize the value of languages as a key to entering the wider world.
In addition to italian and english, we offer dedicated spanish teaching while german and french are optional.

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English lessons and certification

In parallel with the curricular english lessons, our prospectus is enriched with the C.L.I.L. model (Content and Language Integrated Learning). three subjects – music, history and geography – are taught entirely in english with one hour where both the class english teacher and a native speaker teacher are present.
To further enhance the students’ language skills, we offer Cambridge english KET and PET courses in the afternoons.
At the end of these courses, enrolled students have the opportunity to sit the relevant Cambridge exams with the prospect of obtaining language certification at A2 (KET) and B1 (PET) levels.

Sporting and cultural activities

Collegio Gallio is well-appointed with spacious facilities both indoor and outdoor for both sporting and social activities, making it unique as an educational facility in the province of Como. These facilities include two large multi-sports gymnasia, a 460-seat auditorium ideal for conferences and theatre performances and two conference rooms. Architectural details of the college such as the porticoes, the large decorate courtyards and the historically significant spaces such as the great hall, the corridors, libraries and the halls contribute to creating an atmosphere that remains in the hearts of the students.

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Workshops and extracurricular activities

Collegio Gallio’s prospectus is enriched with numerous optional workshops scheduled for the afternoons of tuesday, wednesdaym thursday and friday including the following:

Visual Arts

Photography

Design and
3d printing

Graphic design

Science
in the kitchen

Writing

Poetry

Word plays
and games

Volleyball

Movie club

Basketball

Pianoforte

Robotics
with lego

Theatre

Dance

Judo

Guitar

PET, KET, DELE
certification

Drums

Pyschomotor

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Specialized classrooms & laboratories & school excursions

Specialized classrooms and laboratories constitute an important element of Collegio Gallio’s prospectus. these rooms have been designed to offer an immersive and interdisciplinary learning environment that stimulates students’ curiosity and creativity. Each specialized room is designed to encourage the in-depth study of specific topics, thus enhancing the educational experience. The proposed excursions and outings are another significant aspect of our program. Students have the opportunity to explore local and national places of interest as well as European destinations through experiences that go beyond the walls of the classroom. these field trips aim to integrate classroom learning with practical and immersive experiences, providing a concrete context for understanding the concepts learned.

Pedagogical competence centre

Among few schools in Italy, Collegio Gallio can count on an internal pedagogistas a point of reference for students, families and teachers.
Particular attention is paid by our school to students who demonstrate special educational needs (BES, ministerial directive of 27 December 2012), that is who have specific disabilities or developmental disorders or socio-economic, linguistic or cultural disadvantages.
Collegio Gallio’s mission is to create a path for personal growth for each individual student. However, students who excel in one or more subject find fertile ground to develop their talents with dedicated program.

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School refectory

Collegio Gallio is committed to providing a complete educational environment, in which nutritional education is an integral part of the learning experience, also thanks to the school refectory which prepares meals daily according to the nutritional tables provided by the ATS and takes care of the special diets of those with a medical certificate. The teachers and the self-service method used to serve meals collaborate to create a culture of enjoyment of shared meals and the provision of balanced, nutritional meals means that students are being prepared for a future in which knowledge of the right food choices is fundamental for a healthy and well-balanced life.

Weekly timetable

Class subject

I

II

III

Religion

1

1

1

Italian

6

6

6

History, Geography (C.L.I.L.)

4

4

4

English

3

3

3

Spanish

2

2

2

Mathematics, Science

6

6

6

Technology

2

2

2

Art

2

2

2

Music (C.L.I.L.)

2

2

2

Physical education

2

2

2

Total hours per week

30

30

30

The lower secondary school team

Mariachiara
Baggio

Mariachiara
Baggio

Teacher
English

p. Giovanni
Benaglia

p. Giovanni
Benaglia

Rector
Religion teacher

Clara
Carrante

Clara
Carrante

Teacher
Italian, History, Geography

Valentina
De Carlini

Valentina
De Carlini

Teacher
Spanish

Marco
Galli

Marco
Galli

Teacher
Art and technology

Clarissa
Guenzi

Clarissa
Guenzi

Teacher
Italian, History, Geography

Elena
Introzzi

Elena
Introzzi

Teacher
Mathematics and physics

Alice
Leonetti

Alice
Leonetti

Teacher
Italian, History, Geography

Claudio
Mozzi

Claudio
Mozzi

Teacher
English native speaker

Michela
Rusconi

Michela
Rusconi

Principal lower & upper secondary schools, coordinator lower & uppers secondary schools, mathematics & science teacher

Giulia
Sbalchiero

Giulia
Sbalchiero

Teacher
Physical education

Isidoro
Taccagni

Isidoro
Taccagni

Teacher
Music

Christian
Turrini

Christian
Turrini

Teacher
Mathematics & physics

Francesco
Verduzzo

Francesco
Verduzzo

Pedagogist
Lower secondary school

Pontificio Collegio Gallio

Via Tolomeo Gallio 1
22100 Como
info@collegiogallio.it

+39 031 269302

C.F. e P.IVA: 03145110155

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