March 25, 2022 – The new campus of the International School in Split will open between Klis and Dugopolje, fully equipped with a playground, exercise facilities, community garden, picnic area and open-air discussion-style educational spaces set in a natural pine forest.
The first international school in Split opened its doors last September and has welcomed more than 50 students, representing more than 14 different nationalities and mother tongues. Digital nomads, expats, local Croats and returnees from the Croatian diaspora have flocked to Split International School (www.splitinternational.org) for its welcoming and culturally diverse community, as well as its globally recognized educational programs. Spurred by this exciting growth and an expected enrollment of over 100 students next year, we have opened a new world-class campus to meet the incredible demand for international education in the Split-Dalmatia region.
The new campus is located between Klis and Dugopolje and less than 25 minutes by car from all areas of Split, Solin, Kastela, Stobrec and Podstrana. This central location provides families from across the Split-Dalmatia region with easy access to world-class educational institutions comparable to those found in global cities such as New York, San Francisco, London and Singapore. .
“The opening of an international school campus is an exciting and important step for the educational development of the county of Split-Dalmatia”, said Tomislav Đonlić, head of the department of education, culture, technical culture and sports of the county of Split-Dalmatia.
Antonio Kuzmanic, Deputy Mayor of Split, added that “international education is a key catalyst for economic development and investment, and is essential to Split’s growth and the future prosperity of the Adriatic coast.”
Maud Truchi, businesswoman and international investor, shared her thoughts on the importance of the new school campus and its regional impact. “The incredible possibilities of offering an international school in the Split-Dalmatia region will provide a tremendous opportunity for so many local and international families and will help all of Dalmatia to attract more families and businesses to our community. The new campus, surrounded by nature, is a wonderful environment for our children to grow up in, and the quality of the teachers chosen is truly remarkable, placing the school at the highest level of international education.
Built on 28,000 m2 of forest and grassland, the campus will be fully equipped with a playground, exercise facilities, community garden, picnic area and outdoor educational spaces. discussion type in a natural pine forest. Located opposite our campus, there is over 500,000 m2 of Croatian National Forest Service protected land, adding to the natural ambience of the location.
The new school buildings feature over 1,500 m2 of high-quality indoor educational space, a library, cafeteria, manufacturing lab and multipurpose facilities comparable to the best private schools in the world, as well as with potential for expansion to over 3000 m2 of space to support future growth. . Thanks to our collaboration with the Split-Dalmatia County Center of Excellence, our campus will be made available to local students participating in extracurricular activities and enrichment programs in the field of STEAM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). Ivica Zelic, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Center of Excellence, shared his enthusiasm for the new facilities. “Our collaboration with Split International School in the field of educational robotics has already broadened the experience of Croatian students by exposing them to new technologies and learning methodologies. We are delighted to open this new international campus and make its facilities available to students in the Split area.
Transportation to the new campus will be supported by a new private school bus service similar to those used in other major international cities. The service will be provided to the districts of the city of Split, from Meje to Znjan, to allow students to benefit from direct transport. The scheduled journey time for the bus service is 30 minutes from its departure point to the terminals, with many neighborhoods enjoying journey times of less than 15 minutes. Through this service, all of Split will be able to access world-class educational services and facilities.
Our families are thrilled with the location of the new campus, the continued growth of our school, and its wider impact on the region. “Split has long been waiting for a truly international school,” said Tatiana Paviluk, a Ukrainian mother, entrepreneur and longtime resident of Split. “My eldest son attended boarding school in London, but I’m very excited for my younger daughters, as this new campus exposes children to nature in a way that isn’t possible in a city.”
Wayne T. Slappy, a financial advisor from Los Angeles who moved to Split with the Digital Nomad Visa program, fell in love with Dalmatia. “We couldn’t be happier with our decision to come to Croatia. Split International School has been an integral part of helping us make Split our home, and I’m sure the new location will only add to the variety of options for our children.
Perica Bosančić, the mayor of the municipality of Dugopolje, shared a special welcome. “We are honored that Split International School has chosen us as their new home. We are fully confident that we will have an enviable level of cooperation and this is just the start of a very successful story. Welcome!”
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