The Serena Andersen Institute was born in 1978 from an idea of the Petrella sisters, inspired by the desire to dedicate themselves, with commitment and passion, to the intellectual and emotional growth of children.
The School, run for over thirty years by Mrs. Michelteresa Petrella, whose masterful imprint is well perceptible, has always been characterized by an atmosphere of serenity and familiarity, which allows, on the one hand, children to learn through play and the experience and, on the other, parents to find ‘accomplices’, through a fruitful dialogue and intense collaboration with the teachers.
In particular, the educational approach of the Serena Andersen Institute is based on the awareness of forging, from an early age, the minds and personalities of the citizens of tomorrow, according to the principle that good students make good people. In fact, the school is proposed as a place of learning, but above all as a teacher of life.
In this perspective, we act in a contextualist dimension, based on communication, sharing, exchange. We therefore make use of in line with the so-called Reggio Emilia Approach, of a democratic and supportive educational style, which involves and encourages autonomy and a critical spirit, opens up dialogue, stimulates solidarity and collaboration. We also ask for the support of the most important partnership in the educational project, the family, with whom we establish a constant dialogue.