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Liceo “ G. Gandini-P. Verri” counts with about 1000 students (age 14-19), divided into 46 classes; each of the two courses lasts 5 years; at present 80 teachers and 4 technicians are working for us, either in classes or in the physics, chemistry, biology and informatics laboratories.

The school has two different courses:

1. the scientific course, where mathematics, physics and science characterize the course itself

2. the classic studies course, where Greek, Latin and Italian culture and literature, together with philosophy and history are the main subjects.

In both courses English and English culture are taught for 5 years, 3 hours per week.

Should we refer to the INVALSI ( National Institute for the Evaluation of the Education System)data, as they were published in the document called RAV 2015 ( Self Evaluation Report), we would say that the economic and social contest from which our students come can be classified as “high”, according to a three-level range ( high/ average/low).

Following those same data, we know that none of our families is living a situation of poverty o semi poverty at present ( in all the students’ families one of the two parents – at least- has a job) while in our region the percentage in the same social, economic and educational contest lowers to 0.2 and in our country to 0.5.

We do not have any student who was not born in Italy, while students that are not Italian reach a percentage of 4 %; we have instead registered an increase in those students who need special support (Special Educational Needs) up to 5 %, as well as in the number of students who come from divorced families.

According to the INVALSI data, referred to our students’ competence at the end of the 2 year of their courses, in Italian Language and Mathematics, they are beyond the average results collected in our region and in the macro region called “Northern-Western Italian Macro Region”.

A very famous national Organization, called Fondazione Agnelli, in 2017, through the platform named EDUSCOPIO, ranged our school at “first rate”, among the Licei all around Lodi and for an extension of 30 km (what is technically known as “Greater Milan”): the Fondazione studied and analysed the results of our past students in their first two years of their academic studies.

Our students mainly come from Lodi and from all the towns, boroughs and villages of the Lodigiano Macro Area (in particular from the centre and the north) or from the nearby provinces of Cremona and Pavia.

The Macro Area around Lodi is characterized by a mixed economy, in which all the activities linked with the tertiary turn around Milano (just 35 Km far from Lodi). The local enterprises are very collaborative and we hope that the now good relationship with them will become even better in the near future, thanks to the so called “alternanza- scuola lavoro” project.

The most substantial collaboration with public institutional and private partners is due to the policy of our school, which spends a lot of time, money and efforts to better the solutions related to different topics, such as Orientation, Inclusion, and Disadvantage Prevention, Health Care Education, Citizenship and Legality Education, Cultural Events.

Among our partners, we should remember the “ Banca Popolare Foundation” and the European Community Foundation.

Our school governance aims at an involving management, which implies a division of responsibility among different and qualified members, who should prove -at any level of their task- what they have done, are doing or will do; the core of the school daily routine is the secretary, the teachers ‘board, the different departments, the specific commissions, the representatives of the projects and -last but not least- the headmistress’ staff.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [content] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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Project Coordination

Prof. Dr. Kristof De Witte
Prof. Dr. Oliver Holz

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Prof. Dr. Kristof De Witte & Prof. Dr. Oliver Holz
Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven