Elementary (Scuola Elementare) – Grades 1-5

Bilingual Italian/English Instruction

The program at the Elementary School (grades 1-5) is a highly structured curriculum that adheres to the Italian and New York State guidelines. The approach to learning is centered around a multi-disciplinary methodology where literature, history, social studies, geography, and current events are integrated. 

Students are encouraged to become fluent and expressive, and to communicate effectively, in both the English and Italian languages. In a bilingual and bi-cultural setting, students are exposed to a variety of language experiences. The Italian and English teachers work closely together to reach common goals. The teachers integrate academic units of study to enrich their program. A skillful, competent staff cares for children in small classes, affording them individualized attention and guidance.