A Filipino school is set to open in Milan, Italy, to cater to children of Filipinos there, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in a statement Monday.
The Filipino School in Italy, which currently operates in Rome, aims to "provide quality education to the children of overseas Filipinos in Italy and to shape them into globally competitive individuals with a strong sense of Filipino identity," the DFA said.
The school will be open in time for school year 2017-2018, it added. It offers the K-12 curriculum with online learning programs and options for "home schooling, blended learning, and classroom instruction."
All teachers and facilitators for the schools are Filipinos based in Italy with valid Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) licenses and teaching experience in the Philippines.
The school will be located in a learning center in Sesto Marelli.
It is accredited by the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and has existing partnerships with SEIBO College, Seton Home Study School based in the US, AMA University, CAP College Foundation, Inc., Philippine Christian University, and Philippine Women’s University. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News