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I'm writing a leaflet for children from primary schools who will visit our school.

Is it correct to write:

the "amerigo vespucci" school is waiting for you!!!!

Is the use of the definite article correct in this case? I am defining which school is waiting for them, I'm saying we and no others but us are willing to meet them?

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"The Amerigo Vespucci School is waiting for you!" Only one exclamation point, please. –  user21497 Dec 6 '12 at 13:55
    
Is he allowed to bold it? –  Edwin Ashworth Dec 6 '12 at 16:29
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English generally omits articles for personal names, but some institutions may include it as part of their name, in which case it is always included but capitalization may depend on the style guide in use. In still other cases use of the article is conventional but not considered part of the name. So, the proper usage here basically depends on whether the institution is generally known as "Amerigo Vespucci School" or "The Amerigo Vespucci School," or if it provides guidance on its public identity.

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