School Year 2024-25

ESF Campus Tours

Parents interested in visiting the ESF campus may register here for a guided tour.

Tours will take place in the languages indicated during January/February 2024 from 13.45-14:30 on these dates:

Tour dates are:

  • 16.01.24 & 30.01.24 (EN)
  • 24.01.24 (IT)
  • 31.01.24 (ES)
  • 06.02.24 (DE)
  • 07.02.24 (FR)

Space is limited. Please cancel your reservation if you are not able to attend by sending an email to:


General Information

The nursery cycle as the pre-school education last 2 years.

The nursery school admits children from the age of four (children  must reach their 4th  birthday within the calendar year of their 1st scholastic year starting in September).

Early Education is designed to:

  • prepare children for a happy, healthy, responsible, and successful life
  • develop children’s personality and abilities
  • support children’s learning potential
  • build up respect for others and the environment
  • respect and appreciate children’s own cultural and social identity, its values and those of others
  • promote a European spirit.

Early Education is a fundamental part of life long education and learning and its central role is to support children’s growth into ethical and responsible members of society. Teaching and learning in the early years supports and monitors children’s physical and psychological wellbeing, including social, cognitive and emotional development and helps to prevent any difficulties that may arise by creating the best possible learning opportunities.

Teaching and learning in the early years is holistic and different areas of development are not separated. In this document as well as in daily school life children, their experiences and actions are central. It is important to strengthen children’s healthy sense of self-esteem with the aid of positive learning experiences and to provide opportunities for diverse interaction with other people. Children’s world of experiences shall be enriched and they should be assisted as they seek to find new areas of interest.

Children aged four and five are taught in mixed groups.

The spoken language in the nursery classes corresponds to each language section of the school. The SWALS (Students Without A Language Section) also follow courses in their mother tongue for 30 minutes per day (150 minutes per week).