We offer boarding facilities for our Senior School students, aged 14 to 18. Students stay in twin rooms in the Canadian School of Florence residence which is located at The Student Hotel nearby in Via Spartaco Lavagnini 70. The residence has excellent facilities and wifi throughout the building.
The residence is located near the city centre, with Florence main station (Santa Maria Novella) at a 10-minute walk away and the Duomo just 20 minutes´walk away. The residence includes different common areas accessible only by those who have The Student Hotel residence card. These areas are the Study Room, the Play Room, the Kitchen, the Auditorium, the Laundry Room, the Bed Talk Room, the Music Room, a Gym and a beautiful rooftop swimming pool. All of these areas are also available to other residents of The Student Hotel and not only by the students of the Canadian School in Florence.
Rooms are equipped with a bed, nightstand, lamp, wardrobe, drawer space, a flat screen TV and a private bathroom. One bath towel and bed linen (sheets, pillows, duvet, duvet cover, pillowcases) are supplied and will be changed by The Student Hotel’s staff once a month. If the students require more regular linen changes it will be possible to purchase that service at an extra cost. Students are expected to keep their rooms neat and tidy.
A Residence Supervisor is always at the residence whenever students are present. Residence Supervisors are trusted staff members who are there to ensure the safety and the well-being of students, to create a warm community and a 'home from home' within the residence.
Breakfast and dinner are provided to all boarding students. The meals are served at the bistro of The Student Hotel. The students receive a card everyday from the Supervisor which they will give to the bistro staff on duty. The Student Hotel also offers a choice of food in the public café. Lunch is not included in the program fee. Alternatively students can purchase lunch from the cafés or supermarkets within walking distance of the school.
Students are generally in class between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Teachers, the Head of School, and the Campus Administrator are on hand to assist students with whatever they need during the school day.
After school hours, students have free time between the end of school and dinner, and then between dinner and curfew. During these times and during the night, Residence Supervisors are employed to ensure the students' safety and wellbeing.
Events, clubs and optional excursions will be planned during evenings and weekends. Some classes may require excursions both during and outside of class time.
There will generally be at least one international trip scheduled per term that is open to all CSF students.
Student health and wellbeing are of the highest importance. To ensure success, students must be mindful of the expected behaviour in the school, in the community, and in the residence. The following expectations and rules are as follows:
There is zero tolerance for drug related situations. Any student found possessing or using illegal drugs, or in the company of anyone possessing or using illegal drugs, will be dismissed from the program at the student’s expense. No refund will be issued for the unused portion of the school year. Students may be subject to penalties under local law. Students who abuse or share their prescription medication may be sent home.
The consumption or possession of alcohol is NOT permitted, regardless of age. Any student who has been found to have been drinking alcohol will, at the very least be grounded and parental contact will be made. Suspension or Expulsion is also a possibility. Possession of alcohol in the residence rooms will result in expulsion. Room checks will be conducted regularly. Expulsion results in dismissal from the school at the family’s expense. No refund will be issued for the unused portion of the program.
Canadian School of Florence is non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted within the school premises, residence, or on school excursions.
All students must show respect to each other and Canadian School of Florence staff. Discrimination of any kind and bullying, including cyber bullying, are not permitted on any of our programs. Any student responsible for the discrimination or bullying of another student will be disciplined and parental contact will be made. Further occurrences may result in expulsion.
APPROPRIATE CARE OF ACCOMMODATIONS
All students must be respectful of the residence rooms they will be staying in as well as the classrooms they will be using. Room checks will be made on the first and last day by Canadian School of Florence staff. Students will be responsible for any damage that has occurred.
APPROPRIATE DRESS CODE
Students are expected to dress appropriately at all times. As we are guests in our overseas destinations, please respect the cultural differences of your location with appropriate dress and behaviour at all times. By being mindful of both conduct and clothing, you hon- our local culture and present yourself in a positive manner. Therefore, students may be asked to make adjust- ments in their clothing or their behaviour by a Canadian School of Florence staff member if deemed necessary.
ATTENDANCE AND HOMEWORK
Attendance at class is compulsory. All assignments must be completed on schedule. If you need help, don’t hes- itate to ask for support from teachers. They are there to help at any time of the day they are available.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER
Students are expected to take their cell phone with them at any time that they sign out of the building. Students will have the Residence Supervisor’s phone number, and the Residence Supervisor will have theirs. Call them in the event that any type of assistance is required.
SHARING OUR SURROUNDINGS
Please be considerate and courteous to other students, teachers, staff, and anyone you come in contact with. Clean up after yourselves, do not litter, keep noise lev- els to a minimum, dress appropriately and be polite to everyone.
Students should not become involved in criminal activity of any kind, including theft. Students that become involved in criminal activity may be sent home immediately at their expense and may be subject to the laws of the country they are visiting.
CURFEW AND SIGN-IN PROCEDURES:
Curfew is as follows: Sunday to Thursday - 10:00 pm into The Student Hotel and 11:00 pm each student in her/his own room; Friday - Saturday - 12:00 am. Room checks by the supervisor on duty follow curfew. Curfew rules have been put in place so that everyone can get enough sleep to participate effectively in class the next morning. You are expected to follow curfew otherwise disciplinary action will be taken.
SIGNING IN AND OUT
Any time students leave the school building after hours and before curfew, they are expected to sign out directly with the supervisor, using the sign out sheet in the Supervisors’ Room. When students arrive back at the rooms floor, they must sign back in directly with the supervisor. This rule ensures that the supervisor knows who is in or out at any time and the school needs to know, in case of emergency, whoever is present in the rooms area. Whenever a student wishes to leave the room, they must inform the supervisor if the destination is inside or outside The Student Hotel area.
Any overnight stays away from Canadian School of Florence need to be coordinated with the Head of School and will only be allowed upon receipt of written permission from parents/guardians. The permission will need to be received before 6:00 pm (Italian time) otherwise it won’t be taken in consideration.