Welcome from the Head of School | Greenwood Garden School
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Greenwood Garden International School

It is my greatest pleasure to welcome you to Greenwood Garden School.

Since its foundation in 1974, GGS has made it its mission to focus exclusively on early childhood education. The importance of experiences from birth to 5 years of age and their impact on each child’s future is extensively documented and with this firmly in mind Greenwood Garden School is built around and for young learners.

Our goal is to create a nurturing, safe environment, where each element of the premises and the activities are designed to suit the social and emotional needs of young children, while simultaneously providing high quality academic preparation – we have been a R.I.S.A. member school for over 30 years – and a solid foundation in the English language. We strive to spark children’s curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. We also endeavor to develop a sense of community with our students and families.

Our teachers are caring, enthusiastic, dedicated and always willing to go above and beyond to ensure each child feels valued, secure and respected. Children are involved, stimulated and take an active role in the learning process. Our eclectic curriculum, developed over 45 years of experience, is built upon the premise that each child is unique and is designed to respond to each of our students’ individual needs and learning preferences. In addition, by fully immersing children in the English language, they begin learning the language organically within the first few months and, by the time they move on to primary school, have become fluent and proficient enough to comfortably speak English throughout the school day with peers as well as teachers, a result further aided by the small size of the school with small classes in which teachers can put much emphasis on English language acquisition.

In his book Evolution’s End: Claiming the Potential of Our Intelligence, Joseph Chilton Pearce argues: “Give (children) caring adults, ample materials, lots of time in an environment filled with rich, engaging experiences and you cannot prevent the brain from learning, because learning is what it is designed to do”.

If you are looking for an English-speaking school that has the quality of an international school with the warmth, attentiveness and care of a family-run establishment I encourage you to visit our little haven in the heart of Rome. I look forward to welcoming you personally to Greenwood Garden School.

Jenai Ricci, M.S.Ed.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)