Head of School Welcome

Dear Parent,
I am excited to welcome you to the Canadian School of Florence. Our Tuscan backdrop contributes to rich and diverse academic experiences with lessons spilling into the breathtaking Florentine Hills and the historic city of Florence.  
Since its foundation in 2017, our Senior school has evolved into a prestigious academic institution that focuses on preparing students for postsecondary education anywhere in the world. Our Junior school, which opened in September 2021, has been accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education with Paritaria status. Coming in September 2022, we will proudly offer our high quality education to a complete range of students from the ages of 3 to 18 years as we open our Middle school. Our talented and specialized and highly qualified faculty provide the internationally recognized curriculum from The Ministry of Education of Ontario, Canada. 
It is an important time in the world of education. At all of our campuses, 21st century skills and innovation serve as the foundation of all lessons. We integrate STEM project-based learning which encourages our students to become skillful problem solvers while developing their creative and critical thinking in order to help them become global citizens. Join our community and watch your child develop their full potential to shape the world thanks to our student-centered pedagogical approach. We encourage you and your child to visit the school and discover all that CSF has to offer. Make an appointment with our admissions office today.
Ms. Isabelle Leblanc

Read my bio below to get to know me better:

Isabelle Leblanc graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She received her Bachelor of Education from Laurentian University and obtained a post graduate diploma from the University of Western Ontario in Public Relations. She was formerly a Vice Principal at Conseil scolaire catholique Providence. In her previous role as a school board educational consultant, Isabelle helped schools implement successful teaching practices that focus on helping students become Global citizens. Isabelle has successful experience in both communications and strategic planning roles. She also specializes in educational neurosciences, strategies for learning a second language as well as facilitating and fostering an inclusive environment that provides deep and meaningful learning for students. 

Of her appointment, Isabelle said "I’m deeply honoured to be joining the Globeducate family as Head of School at the Canadian School of Florence. It is an exciting time for the entire school community and the planned expansion project. I was delighted when I visited the school in March and met many members of the school community including students, parents and future colleagues. I look forward to joining this growing and dynamic team and building off of its past successes".