Canadian College Italy

via Cavour 13
Lanciano (CH) 66034, Italy
Canadian College Italy Photo #1 - The beautiful surrounding countryside around Lanciano offers excellent hiking opportunities.
Canadian College Italy Photo #2 - School led field trips enhance the learning experience.
Canadian College Italy Photo #3 - On the weekends, and in the summer months, CCI organizes day trips to visit the "Trabocchi" which are Turkish fishing platforms that are UNESCO protected heritage sites. These beautiful structures are only a 15 minute drive from Lanciano.
Canadian College Italy Photo #4 - Lanciano, an ancient-yet-modern city of 45,000 in the Central region of Abruzzo. About a twenty minute drive to the bustling city of Pescara and less than three hours by bus to Rome, Lanciano is centrally located and well connected by train and bus. Unique to most private schools, CCI provides boarding for its students. Lanciano, with its over 3,300 year
Canadian College Italy Photo #5 - CCI strives to provide nutritious meals to the school community and takes full advantage of the local, organic agricultural resources. Lanciano is surrounded by agricultural fields that produce organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables almost year round within a ten kilometre radius of the Town. During the winter months, some produce is grown in greenhouses but most of the fruits
Canadian College Italy Photo #6 - These are the front doors to the main entrance of the School building. During WW2, this structure was the Headquarters for Canadian Troops. The School building is also a residence and CCI occupies multiple floors within this ancient structure.
Canadian College Italy Photo #7 - CCI girls are housed in the Town's oldest Inn, The Allegria. It is a charming 525 year- old inn where the students also enjoy their dinners in the main floor dining hall. This residence also housed the girls in the very first year of the school in 1995. The residence has ten rooms on the second floor, each with their
Canadian College Italy Photo #8 - CCI Boys reside on the top floor of the school building on Via Cavour; the residential portion is accessed by a door at the back of the school. The accommodations for the boys vary in size although they are mostly double rooms and the boys share bathroom and laundry facilities. There is a common room equipped with a full kitchen
Canadian College Italy Photo #9 - Private schools in Europe present insights into different global perspectives. The essence of CCI is that challenging learning takes place in the country of the Renaissance...Italy, whose archaeological, historical and art treasures are visited as a formally instructed integral part of the CCI educational experience.
Canadian College Italy Photo #10 - Our professional teaching staff dedicates itself to ensure extensive individual attention is available for every student.
  • Canadian College Italy (CCI) is a Co-Educational Boarding High School located in Lanciano, Italy. Canada`s first high school in Italy, CCI offers an academically rigorous curriculum in a semester format. Founded in 1995, we have provided a unique high quality English-language based educational experience that prepares students for success in their university studies. Our professional teaching staff dedicates itself to ensure extensive individual attention is available for every student. CCI prides itself on its excellent student achievement andgraduates have accepted offers and received scholarships from a variety of universities throughout Canada, the U.S.A., the U.K., Australia and Europe. Our mission is to provide an environment in which students experience a Renaissance: Academically, Socially and Culturally.
  • Travel on weekends with staff throughout Europe  Students live and board in residences with 24/7 Don supervision
  • Offering Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12  University preparatory for entrance into North America's finest institutions
  • Accepting Canadian, American and International students  Highest quality education offered in English

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 | 2019 School Data
Canadian College Italy
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 9-12, PG
School TypeCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)Yes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded1995
Campus Size5 acres

Student Body

Enrollment60 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform)
Average Class Size12 students
Teacher : Student Ratio1:8
Number of AP Courses Offered12
ESL Courses OfferedNo
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNo


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(*37,000 Euro - dollar cost may vary with exchange)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNo


Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYes
Director of AdmissionsJocelyn Manchee

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered13 Interscholastic Sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Diving, Field Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball

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School Notes

    About Us Canadian College Italy is a university-preparatory, co-educational boarding high school located in the ancient but modern Italian town of Lanciano, in the province of Abruzzo.  The School offers a culturally rich and academically challenging curriculum for students in Grades 10, 11 and 12. It has been operating in Italy since 1995.  CCI debuted among Europe's private schools as the first Canadian school in Italy to offer an independent high school program. Operating under the supervision of the Ontario Ministry of Eduction, CCI prepares students for entrance into universities in the U.S.A., U.K., Canada and Europe. Since its founding, our boarding school in Europe has grown to be a unique source of English-language private school education for both Canadian and International students.Mission To provide a unique environment in which students experience a renaissance: academically, socially and culturally. 
  • Philosophy & Objectives To translate the name of the school into a curricular and social reality
  • To offer a special living environment: communal, foreign, and culturally rich
  • To provide an extraordinary learning environment: small classes, an experienced and caring faculty and quality resources
  • To trigger a renewal in student learning through faculty accessibility, challenging academic demands, and focused study
  • To consciously promote humanistic values
  • To bring students to an acceptance of social responsibility as a basic right
  • To inculcate in our students an acceptance of ownership for their learning
  • To effect a change in student outlook through contact with the local Italian community and with the cultural and artistic aspects of Italy
  • To develop the curriculum so that each course taught has a cultural component
  • To involve students in the structure of their living and learning
  • History & Lanciano Founded in 1995, CCI has seen over three thousand graduates pass through its home of Lanciano, an ancient-yet-modern city of 45,000 in the Central region of Abruzzo.  About a twenty minute drive to the bustling city of Pescara and less than three hours by bus to Rome, Lanciano is centrally located and well connected by train and bus. Unique to most private schools, CCI provides boarding for its students. Lanciano, with its over 3,300 year history, has much to share with them as both boys and girls residences are located within the historical centre and a quick walk to the main school building. To learn more, please submit an Inquiry
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