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English Gate School in Cantù is a private international school dedicated to children and teenagers from 1 to 14 years old and includes nursery, kindergarten, elementary and middle school.

We offer a programme which is based on the International Curriculum and which also incorporates the Italian Ministerial Programme to guarantee a truly bilingual and international education which enhances a knowledge of Italian language and culture.

English Gate School was founded in 2010 and has been an excellence in the educational fields of Cantù and Como for over 11 years. We have accompanied over 300 students on their school path and are delighted to have built over the years a solid international community of families and teachers.

English Gate School is aimed at parents who are looking for an innovative international school.


  • A school able to guarantee leading-edge bilingual preparation.
  • A school with a vision on training future oriented mindset for an evolving world requiring new skills.
  • A school where families and children are at the center of our growth and where everyone’s contribution is highly valued.
  • A school where the child lives a happy experience every day.
  • A school designed to meet the needs of Gen Z students who look up for flexibility, Tech and engagement.

Since its foundation in 2010, English Gate School has grown and become accredited alongside the main schools in the provinces of Milan, welcoming students from Monza, Como, Saronno, Lecco and Switzerland, and at the same time also attracting qualified mother tongue teachers from all over the world, guaranteeing the highest teaching standards.

The school also promotes an holistic education, encouraging curiosity and passion #beyondbooks. We have specialists for coding, music, art, German language, sports and theater.

Although the school firmly believes in the importance
of traditional values, we commit ourselves daily to preparing students with a careful eye to the future.

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Improving life through education is our passion and our mission. Our very name tells of how English Gate has the mission of “opening doors” for its students by offering them what is best and most current in the field of education, thanks to an international, multidisciplinary path.



Choosing an international education offers many advantages, but it is a decision that may raise some questions. For this reason we invite you to see the FAQ section where we already answer to the most common questions we receive from prospect parents.

An international path offers your child perfect bilingualism starting from kindergarten to middle school. Students are exposed to an international community and programme, while reaping the benefits of the knowledge of the Italian culture, being English Gate an accredited school with ‘parità’ status.

This allows us to develop a broader world view, capable of welcoming differences and perceiving the world as a single large place to be explored.

We make the whole world available to our students from an early age, multiplying the opportunities for their future.

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We strongly promote creativity and experimentation in this age group in which children begin to acquire a greater awareness of their own aptitudes, talents and passions, stimulating all intelligences.

To learn more about the English Gate School ‘Open Source’ teaching method, go to this section of the site.

If you have further questions please contact us to arrange an individual interview. Please also read the FAQ section.


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Over 300 students spanning 11 years. 35% of our students are from multicultural families.