Life at Convitto

Can pupils who  do not live at the Convitto be enrolled as students?

Yes! The Convitto also has day students who attend the institution by day and return off-campus to their families in the evenings.

Who is able to board at the Convitto?

Students from the ages of 14 to 19 years are able to board at the Convitto during the academic year, September to the following June.

There are not only Italian students, but also foreign  from various countries around the world, for example Argentina, Russia, Canada and Slovenia.

Where do the boarders sleep?

Accomodation is provided within the Convitto for boarders.

There is a designated area for student housing on an upper level of the Convitto. Students are housed in a single or double room, in which there is a sharing bathroom, and there are separate areas for males and females.

What and where do the boarders eat?

The Convitto has a number of chefs on site who plan and deliver a variety of nutritious meals. Boarders are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as morning tea and afternoon tea. Typically, lunch and dinner are 2 course meals consisting of a pasta or rice dish, followed by a type of meat and a salad. Fruit is also served with every meal. Any dietary requirements can be facilitated.

Meals take place within the refectories of the Convitto, at the specified meal times. The canteen, where all the boarders eat together, can be found easily on the ground floor.

Where do the boarders undertake their lessons?

All lessons are conducted within our High Schools which include; the Classical High School, the Scientific High School, the Linguistic High School and the Humanities and Social Sciences High School.  Some of these are located at our other campuses, which include our facility in San Pietro (a bus provides the students with transport to this campus) and our other institution which is located in the centre of Cividale.

Lessons are from 8am until 1pm, there is an hour lunch break and classes resume from 2pm until 4pm.

Some of our boarders attend other local high schools, such as the Agricultural High School, the Commercial High School, the Technical High School, and the Civiform (Regional Education Centre).

Who provides the students with the learning support for their homework?

Qualified educators support the academic staff throughout the students’ entire education, especially in their studies and their extra-curricular activities. Most of the educators are able to help the boarders if they have difficulty in some subjects such as mathematics, science and history and also to support the  language development of the foreign students.

The educators provide students with a positive, caring and safe environment in which to grow and develop their individual personalities, nurturing their awareness of common values and respect for themselves and for others.

What do boarders do in after school hours?

There is a number of extra-curricular activities available to our students in after school hours. These include a number of sporting activities

The Convitto is located on 33.000 m² there are a football ground, a volleyball and a basketball courts, along with some more grounds.

During the academic year there are so many trips, organized by the  educators of the Convitto, in which all the boaders can travel together to numerous Italian cities such as Verona, Venice, Padua and Trieste.

They practise a lot of sports. Football, gymnastics, swimming, athletics, both inside and outside.

They can also play table football, surf the net, or simply spend their free time with their friends, have a walk in the garden,  or still take part to some cultural events organised in Cividale.

They can also attend extra-curricular activities, which include optional courses in Foreign Languages, Multimedia Studies, Music, Journalism, Drama Studies and laboratory, outdoor excursions, cultural exchanges with foreign schools, archaeological research, tours and trips in Italy and abroad.

Moreover, there is the chance to attend seminar and conferences on issues of general knowledge and interest such as debates on global peace, human rights awareness, inter-cultural life, health education and vocational guidance.