To apply to The Bilingual School of Lucca please complete and return the Application Form to the School together with the application fee (non-refundable) of 400 euro. Upon receipt of the Application Form and fees the child's name will be provisionally placed on the class list to await receipt of the additional Application Documents. These are listed on the Application Checklist and are required to complete the Application File.

Once the Application File is complete it will be reviewed by the Directors of the School and relevant faculty. The family will be notified of the School's decision by email and a letter of acceptance will be sent by the School Office within a week of receiving the Application File.

Parents will also be asked to complete a Medical Form, Emergency Form and other documents which the School will provide.

Application Checkist

  • Application Form
  • Application fee (400 euro non-refundable)
  • Parent Statement
  • Student Essay or Drawing
  • Copies of the student's school reports for the previous two years
  • Reports of additional academic or psychological assessments
  • A confidential reference from the child's current school (submitted directly to the School)

A separate application must be completed for each child.

We recommend an interview with parents and students if possible and require an interview with parents of children below the age of 5. Interviews can be conducted by Skype video.

The Application Documents may be requested by email at Completed Application Documents can be scanned and returned by email, posted to the School, Attn Arianna Guerri, Via Matteo Civitali, 178, 55100 Lucca or delivered in person by appointment.



Age Placement

Although we have established these dates below, we also evaluate each child individually to determine the best placement.

Early Childhood - 3 or 4 by 31 December

Kindergarten - 5 by 31 December

Grade 1 – 6 by 31 December

Grade 2 – 7 by 31 December

Grade 3 - 8 by 31 December

Grade 4 - 9 by 31 December

Grade 5 - 10 by 31 December





The annual fees are payable in one single payment or according to the monthly payment structure. Fees should be paid in Euros, by cheque or bank transfer.

The fees include classrom instruction, materials, child care before school from 07.30-08.30 and afterschool from 17.00-18.00, After School Clubs, snacks and our school garden project with our expert agronomists.

Extra fees include lunch, the school uniform and field trips. Teachers may require extra supplies or materials for special projects.



Support for Special Needs

We are able to provide only limited support for children with mild learning difficulties. We require that parents inform us of any special needs that have been previously identified or additional support that has been received at the time of application. In some cases, parents may be asked to provide extra support for their child in class or outside of school.