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.
Among the imperatives of our educational approach, the need to continually urge children to explore the external and internal world stands out, creating, moving, knowing. This certainly occurs through teaching in the strict sense, but also through the many and exclusive activities offered within our extra activities, in particular, in our afternoon courses.
The service offered by Andersen Play & Party, managed with passion by our baby party Planner, Lucia, deeply inspired by the pedagogical philosophy of the Serena Andersen School, was born with the specific objective of making each party a unique experience.
Serena Summer Camp represents a service aimed at children between 3 and 12 years of age, to spend some time with a summer flavor together, with the aim of having fun, but also of studying, albeit with the lightness that the summer brings.
A shuttle service is available upon request, which reaches different locations, for a fee. The school bus has an assistant on board.
We believe that food affects the health, growth, education and lifestyle ofchildren in an extremely significant way. It is therefore our priority to give importance to the role assumed by the school canteen: it not only provides the main meal of the day, but also and above all the opportunity to get to know and experience healthy nutrition. Thus, the time of school meals is considered by us in all respects an educational moment.