The Comprehensive Institute of Alba Adriatica pursues the overall and harmonious formation of the person, from a personal, cultural, relational and social point of view, through experience and innovation, and aims to become the main reference for the educational and cultural policies of the territory.
It is the only school in the municipality of about 12,000 inhabitants, located on the Italian coast in the central part of the Adriatic Sea.
It is a State school that welcomes about 1200 pupils of the Infant, Primary and First Grade Secondary School, with ages ranging from 3 to 14 years. The teachers are 130.
Since 1992, the musical department has been active, which gives students the opportunity to study piano, violin, guitar and flute. There is also an agreement with the State Conservatory “G. Braga” of Teramo for the study of the Cello as well as for the certification of skills in order to be admitted to the Conservatory itself.
The context is characterized by a strong migration process from a plurality of origins, cultures and traditions. The percentage of students with non-Italian citizenship stands at 20% of the total population (mainly Albanian, Romanian, Chinese). For this reason, the School Curriculum is based on one hand on welcoming/ inclusion actions and linguistic support for non-Italian pupils and on the other hand on the implementation of educational pathways for recovery (also during extracurricular hours) of knowledge and skills of the pupils. This inclusive sensitivity is associated with a particular emphasis on the enhancement of excellence, through the creation of strengthening programs and participation in competitions and student contests at national level.
The School is divided into five buildings: two for the Infancy, two for the Primary and one for the Secondary School. All the Primary and Secondary classrooms are equipped with a PC with wi-fi connection to the Institute’s Internet network. There are also 7 LIM Whiteboards in the Secondary School, 13 in the Primary School and 3 in the Kindergarten. In 2016/2017 the project “Creative Ateliers” was funded for the preparation of a multimedia room, available to all classes of the Institute.
The school also has two gyms for sports practice.