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First Cycle

    • Primary school (scuola primaria or scuola elementare), which lasts 5 years, is compulsory for all children who turn 6 years old before December 31 of the current school year
    • Lower secondary school (scuola secondaria di primo grado or scuola media), which lasts 3 years, is compulsory for children that have concluded primary school
    • This first cycle of education ends with an exam (esame di licenza media) to attain the middle school diploma
How to enroll?

First cycle of education 

For primary (scuola primaria), lower secondary (scuola primaria di secondo grado) and secondary (scuola secondaria di secondo grado) school, parents can enroll their children on istruzione.it. School enrollment typically occurs in the first months of the year. Exact dates are subject to change, so please check on istruzione.it for up-to-date enrollment information.
The City of Milan offers a number of services to support you to enroll your children in school.
If you are the parent of a minor under 14 years old, you can contact your local “Poli Start”:

If you are the parent of a youth 14-18 years of age, you can contact “Cerco-Offro Scuola” by sending an email to Ed.CercoOffroScuola@comune.milano.it to book an appointment.

Other Services

For primary school children with two working parents, the City offers pre-school and after-school services. You can access these services here

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