Head of School

Walter Piovesan

Walter Piovesan

Head of School

Walter is the Head of School at Blyth Academy Prato. Walter has over 40 years experience in education, which includes Associate Director for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Head of School at the International School of Kunshan in China. Most recently, Walter was the Director of the Canadian international School in Egypt. He holds a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Educational Counselling.

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

We are 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.

Sincerely,

Walter Piovesan
Head of School