Applied Sciences High School

The objective of the Applied Sciences High School curriculum is to train students who are not only able to move confidently within the fields of scientific studies, but also to understand the possible ways of applying science without losing the openness and critical ability acquired in a high school preparation.

The enhanced English curriculum prepares students to reach the levels of B2 and C1 language competence, certified by the First Certificate, the Academic IELTS, the CAE – Certificate in Advanced English or the SAT test.

An essential pillar of the curriculum is the laboratory activity in foundational subjects, such as chemistry, biology, physics and computer science that facilitates the students’ gradual acquisition of the scientific method.

CRASH COURSE: Mecathronic Contest with Bonfiglioli Group, Obeya FAAC Challenge – laboratory of Automation and Big Data Challenge – laboratory of Data Analysis and Machine Learning with Iconsulting. The “daily” teaching activity is put on hold for these special projects: the goal is to develop the ability to work in teams using creativity and problem solving. Additionally, the Malpighi La.B team gives interested students the opportunity to delve deeper into these topics with specific afternoon activities.

In the STEAM Workshop (50 hours per year included in the curriculum) students deepen their knowledge of Science – Technology – Engineering – Art – Mathematics and discover the application and implications of what they learn in class. Over the first two years the focus is on technology, coding, making and 3D modelling. Over the next three-year period, students are challenged in projects carried out with school partners who are chosen from the highest levels of the professional, entrepreneurial and scientific research world.

During the last three years of high school, they also have the opportunity to choose the Biomedical Path, a study of the Sciences with a focus on biomedicine, promoted by the MIUR and created in collaboration with the Provincial Order of Surgeons and Dentists of Bologna.


Rector: Elena Ugolini
Headmaster: Marco Ferrari
Vice-Headmastr: Roberto Mastri – Giovanni Raccichini

Mechanised Processing Code: BOPSR2500M

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Timetable Plan - School Year

Subject II° III° IV°
Italian language and literature 4 4 4 4 4
Writing and argumentation 1 1 - - -
History 2 2 2 2 2
Philosophy and Logic - - 3 3 3
Drawing, Art History, Design 2 2 2 2 2
English*: Language and Culture 4 4 4 4** 3
English CLIL*: Geography 2 2 - - -
Inglese CLIL*: History - - - - 1
Mathematics 5 5 4 4 4
Computer science 2 2 2 2 2
Physics 2 2 3 3 3
Natural Sciences 2 3 4 4 4
Physical education 2 2 1 1 1
Catholic religion 1 1 1 1 1
MORNING HOURS 29 30 30 30 30
Workshop STEAM / BIOMEDICAL Path +2 +2 +2 +2 +2

The school week is from Monday to Friday


The STEAM Workshop takes place from October to April one afternoon a week. At year III you have to choose whether to continue on the path or start the Biomedical Option.

* Taught in conjunction with a native English speaker. The CLIL courses are taught by native English teachers.

** SAT or CAE: In the fourth year, students at Advanced levels must choose whether to prepare for the SAT test (2 hours of English and critical thinking + 2 hours of mathematics) or the CAE – Certificate in Advanced English. (4 hours of preparation in English). Both with native speakers.



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    via S. Isaia, 77 – Bologna
    Monday to Friday: 8.00 a.m.- 3.00 p.m.
    Ph. 051.649.15.60