The Istituto Statale d'Istruzione Secondaria Superiore “Giuseppe Verdi”, is located in Valdobbiadene, a small town with 10.000 inhabitants, in the north-east of Italy, situated at the foothills of Prealps. The local economy is based on wine-growing agriculture, even though the region is quite industrialized. Therefore, our school offer has taken into consideration these aspects of the territory. After middle school, students attend our institute from the age of 14 to the age of 19, before going to university or work.
ISISS Verdi is not a big school, we have around 650 students attending 5 different courses: a scientific course (characterized by Maths, Chemistry, Physics), a modern languages course (characterized by English, French, German), a technical course for mechanics (characterized by Mechanics, Mechatronics and Technology), a technical course for tourism (characterized by Economy and modern languages) and a new vocational course for agriculture (characterized by Chemistry, Biology, Agronomy).
This is a very lively and active school with special care for international contacts: it offers the students cultural exchanges and internships in foreign countries and it participates to European projects such as Erasmus+. School-leavers are guided in their future choices through several activities, such as visits to universities, meetings with representative people from the working world and internships in the local companies.
Moreover, it gives special attention to its own carbon footprint making students and teachers aware of the territory where they live.