This institution is found on the Fondamenta S. Giustina, Castello. It is named after a renowned son of Venice, Fra Paolo Sarpi, and it dates back to the 1860s.
You can read about Paolo Sarpi by following this link: Sarpi
The motto “Qui esco in plano” engraved on the door knockers has me puzzled.
Qui esco: here I go or I go here
in plano: in planimetric, that is, a map drawn with the horizontal positions of features, with no reference to elevation.
But, plano is also the first person singular form of the verb “planare”, to soar, glide or plane (as in a boat planing).
So, I need help with this translation/interpretation. I wish I had chosen another door! I wonder if it is an allusion to Sarpi’s friend Galileo?
I didn’t go into the school, but found photos online that show it to be an attractive place to study.