Announcing our New Head of Blyth Academy Prato

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Walter Piovesan as the Head of School at Blyth Academy Prato in Italy, opening September 2019. Mr. Piovesan has spent over 40 years in education, inspiring young minds both domestically and abroad. He brings with him invaluable experience managing the operations of international private education as the Head of School at the Canadian International School of Kunshan in China, and most recently as the Director of the Canadian International School of Egypt.


I am honoured and privileged to be the Head of School at Blyth Academy Prato.

We are a focused on building upon each student’s unique talents and strengths by providing a rich and engaging learning environment. Our teachers are facilitators of knowledge, fuelling student learning through the development of critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and entrepreneurial skills.

We have high academic expectations for our students, however, we also believe that placing equal value on physical and emotional needs leads to greater academic success. This is achieved not only through our curriculum, but also through our character development initiatives, clubs, after-school activities, and field trips.

Through this integrated approach, we strive to develop well-rounded citizens who are prepared for the 21st century and can adapt to an ever-changing world. We continually develop life skills including respect, responsibility, perseverance, collaboration, empathy, and integrity.

As an international school located in Italy, we embrace and celebrate our diverse cultural background while creating an environment in which students can learn from one another and accept each other’s differences.


Walter Piovesan,
Head of School