No prior knowledge of either Italian or English is required for entering grades pre-K through 6th. Special courses in Italian as a second language are offered through 6th grade. Accelerated English language courses are also offered to students who qualify.
La Scuola d’Italia is an English/Italian bilingual school with an international student population. Presently, at the Lower School, nearly 60% of students are Americans.
For the academic year 2015-16, the total student body is approximately 300.
We accept applications for all grades throughout the course of the year. However, those applicants wishing to enter the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades must meet La Scuola d’Italia’s academic requirements.
Full tuition is paid for the first child. A 10% discount is applied to the tuition of each additional child (only for a full year term).
Upon receipt of an application, parents are contacted to schedule an interview. During this visit, the student will be invited to attend and work with a class of the same age group.
Yes, two letters of reference must be submitted with the application form.
There is no specific deadline, but it is recommended to apply early in the fall to facilitate scheduling for a school visit and interview. La Scuola follows ISAAGNY guidelines for notification dates to new applicants.
Financial aid and scholarships are not available for pre-school students.
Scholarships and financial aid are available to eligible students in other grades. Awards are determined on the basis of family need. Interested applicants are referred to the SSS (School & Student Services by NAIS) website for families. Middle School and High School merit scholarships are available to currently enrolled 5th and 8th graders.
Public school bus service is available for K-5th grade students. There are 2 buses, east side and west side, with assigned stops. For 6th -12th grades, students are entitled to a full or half fare metro-card depending on the distance of their home to school.
There is a very active Parents Association, among other volunteer activities.
Our graduates attend North American as well as European Union Colleges and Universities. A small sampling of this list includes: Universita’ Bocconi; Universita’ LUISS; Columbia University; John Cabot University; Macaulay Honors College, CUNY; Birmingham University and Hull University (UK); University of Pennsylvania; New York University; and Harvard University.
La Scuola partners with other educational organizations to offer our students opportunities for summer language study in Italy. During the academic year, high school students participate in various Model United Nations projects in the US and abroad.
A variety of activities are offered after school for an additional fee.