Who We Are


IH British School Reggio Calabria first opened its doors in 1964 as the first English Language School in Reggio Calabria. The founder Christa Willauer, set it up under the name “International School”. Since the very start, the school has invested a lot in the professional development of its entire staff, and this philosophy is one of the main reasons its current owners, Patrizia and Marco, decided to join the IH network in 2015.

The school is a member of the International House network, AiSLi (an Italian ELT association which holds regular events and inspections) and a Cambridge Platinum Centre and an IELTS test venue. It offers courses both onsite and offsite and has recently branched into teaching CLIL in Maths and History at a local high school.

The team at IH Reggio Calabria is a close-knit one and one that loves to learn!  We believe that learning a foreign language helps increase exchanges between different cultures, and thus we aim to offer our students and ourselves, as teachers, the opportunity to grow and continuously improve, putting quality at the core of everything we do.

At IH Reggio Calabria we foster a learning organization philosophy where each member of the team, through teaching, learning and living contributes to making the school the best place to work, study and learn. We believe that success can only be attained through honesty and by setting realistic expectations for students to learn and for teachers to teach. Our work environment is one of fairness and respect, both for people and for learning.