The Italian International Nursery and Kindergarten, a non-profit private international school, was founded in 2019 by SAPIENTIA FOUNDATION on its own premises at South Horizons, Ap Lei Chau. It is the first Italian School to open in Hong Kong.
The School follows the Hong Kong curriculum for kindergarten, and takes the best of the Italian pedagogic tradition, making reference to the Reggio Emilia Approach.
The curriculum is project-based, with emphasis on hands-on learning experiences, play and positive education.
The School has two streams: English and Chinese, plus Italian language and culture, and Italian and English, plus Chinese language and culture, both with half-day and whole-day options. In addition, to enrich and cultivate children's interests, the School organises a wide range of extra-curricular activities, weekday and weekend .
Currently, pupils enrolled in the School are from Australia, Mainland China, France, Hungary, Hong Kong S.A.R., India, Italy, Pakistan, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, United States. Thus, the IIN&IIKG represents an excellent cultural exchange between Hong Kong and Italy and other countries.
The School Executive Committee, appointed by the SAPIENTIA FOUNDATION, is the supreme governing body of I.l.K.G. and is composed of the following members:
• Franco Cutrupia, Founder and Chairman of SAPIENTIA FOUNDATION, School Manager & Supervisor and Legal Representative
• Pauline Ngai C. F. Cutrupia, Founder and Managing Director of SAPIENTIA FOUNDATION, Senior School Manager
• Giulia Ziggiotti, Executive Director of SAPIENTIA FOUNDATION, School Manager and Deputy School Supervisor
• The School Principal
• The Italian Educational Coordinator