Artemisia Gentileschi is a coeducational secondary school located in Naples, Italy. It sits in the midst of Naples bustling metropolitan area.
For more than 40 years Artemisia Gentileschi Secondary School has provided a quality education to the young men and women of Naples. There are currently approximately 700 pupils aged 14-19 in the school, 89 teachers,20 assistants, and 5 support staff.
We believe that a quality education should be available to many types of students, and our population reflects this ethnic, economic and religious diversity. We are proud of the fact that most of our students go to college, emerging from our Secondary School as confident and empowered people who are ready to take on the world.
Gentileschi is committed to academic excellence, with a rigorous learning environment that prepares our students for college and outstanding careers. Our school offers three curricula: Classical Studies, Modern Languages, Socio-Economics, which means that all our students must study English language and literature, Italian language and Literature, History of Art, Mathematics, Science, History and Philosophy, but also study additional subjects depending on the curriculum chosen in their first year of secondary school.
For many students this is an excellent system and a rigorous preparation for university.
At Gentileschi High School we embrace globalisation, opening our doors to students from different countries and cultures, so that everyone can benefit from diversity.
Moreover, we also offer several languages courses: English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese.
Therefore, we believe that it is very important for our students to take part in international projects, which enhance their language skills and contribute to making them open-minded, tolerant, well-rounded adults.
Our school has been working in cinema and theater. Every year we organize theatre workshops on relevant themes such as the Theatre of the Oppressed, Tolerance, Human Rights. Our school also organizes some cineclubs during which our students, together with their teachers, watch films in their mother tongue and in foreign languages. We firmly believe that the language of cinema and theatre is easily understood by teenagers, and using cinema and theatre to teach is therefore an effective teaching method which can enrich students’cultural background at the same time.