Liceo Marco Foscarini is one of the oldest schools in Italy. Founded in 1807 by decree of Prince Eugene Napoleon, the viceroy of Emperor Napoleon I in Italy, when Venice was under the French rule, our school is located in the former convent of Santa Caterina. In 1867 the school was named after Marco Foscarini, the scholar who became one of the doges of the Republic of Venice.
Liceo Foscarini offers high school students an academic education specializing in humanities such as Italian language and literature, Latin, Classical Greek, History, Philosophy, English as a Foreign Language and Art History as well as science covering subjects in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences.
Since 2010 the school also offers the “Liceo Classico Europeo”, following ministry guidelines based on the Treaty of Maastricht, encouraging students to become polyglots. Students are expected to study two foreign languages. From first year Science or Geography are taught in English, and from the third year they study either Art History in German or Spanish, or History in French. In addition to all the subjects covered by the traditional classical stream, Law and Economics are taught here.
Moreover, numerous extracurricular activities are proposed to the students such as foreign language courses held by native speakers (Foscarini is a Confucius Institute partner), the Chess Club, the Drama Club, as well as sports activities (football, volleyball, rowing, basketball, athletics and martial arts). Especially over the last decade, the school has been extremely active on an international level, taking part in several conferences and exchange programs all over the world.
In 2014 the first edition of FOSCAMUN, our school’s Model United Nations, was held at Liceo Marco Foscarini.