Support Us

The heart of fundraising at La Scuola d’Italia is our Annual Fund which supports our mission of providing an outstanding Italian-English bilingual educational experience rooted in the best of Italian, European and American traditions of teaching and learning.

Each year, La Scuola encourages every member of the community to voluntarily contribute to the school. In 2014-15 over 275 donors, including 68% of the parent community, supported our school. The La Scuola annual budget of $6.77 MM (in 2014-15) is supported by tuition and fees (93%), annual giving (5%), and other revenues (2%).

Annual gifts are directed as needed to the following areas:

Faculty Support, Programs and Resources – encompassing all areas of teaching including staff development, Italian and English books and journals, classroom computers and technology, equipment for our science laboratories, the Model UN and Global Leadership programs, and more.

Tuition Assistance – providing need based support for any students wishing to attend La Scuola and qualifying for support. If you wish to designate your gift to the “Can Akant Johnny Toksu Educational Fund,” you will help to keep alive the memory of one of our dearly beloved students.


If you have an interest in funding specific programs or initiatives other than those described above, please contact:

Maria Palandra, Head of School at 212.369.3290 or