European School, Varese

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European School, Varese
Schola Europaea
Via Montello, 118

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Coordinates45°49′54″N 8°48′34″E / 45.831613°N 8.809400°E / 45.831613; 8.809400
TypeEuropean School
Operated byThe European Schools
DirectorAriane Farinelle
Age range4 to 18
Enrolment1,278[1] (2022-2023)
Student Union/AssociationThe Pupils' Committee
Sister Schools12 European Schools
DiplomaEuropean Baccalaureate

The European School, Varese, commonly known as the ESV, is one of thirteen European Schools, and the only one to be established in Italy. Founded in 1960 in the city of Varese, in the North-Italian region of Lombardy, its primary purpose is to provide an education to the children of European Union staff posted to one of the three institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre located in the nearby town of Ispra.

The school has three sections; a two-year nursery school, a 5-year primary school, and a 7-year secondary school.[2]

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  1. ^ Board of Governors of the European Schools. "Données sur la rentrée scolaire 2022-2023 des Ecoles européennes" (PDF). Office of the Secretary-General of the European Schools. p. 2. Retrieved 14 February 2024.
  2. ^ "School of Varese/Ispra, I-21100 Varese". The Good Schools Guide. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  3. ^ Pagani, Marco (10 May 2013). "Philippe Daverio". RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera (in Italian). Retrieved 13 March 2019. Philippe Daverio nasce in Alsazia da padre italiano e madre alsaziana: frequenta prima la Scuola Europea di Varese [...]
  4. ^ "Intervista a Laura Gauthier" [Interview with Laura Gauthier]. Le Iene (in Italian). 3 January 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  5. ^ Merk, Martin (29 June 2009). "Against the current". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  6. ^ Breznikar, Klemen (7 October 2011). "Analogy interview with Martin Thurn-Mithoff". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2019. After moving to Varese in 1968, I started a band at the European School ("The Sons of Goive") with Wolfgang Schoene, which played around locally for about a year.

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