Parents who choose La Scuola join a strong community that fosters a love of learning, capacity for language, and spirit of cultural fluency and competence. Students leave prepared to succeed at the college or university of their choice—anywhere in the world—and to make important and lasting contributions to our global society.
Immersive, bilingual education
Dual U.S. and Italian diploma
International Baccalaureate Program
You belong at La Scuola
We know that choosing the right school is a big decision for your family. We believe that the more you know about us, the more confident you will feel joining our community.
At La Scuola, we start small—literally— with an experiential, Reggio-inspired early childhood program. By the time they graduate high school, students speak fluent Italian and English, earn diplomas that facilitate study in the U.S. and abroad, and are uniquely poised to succeed internationally.
Have the confidence knowing your child will be both educated and inspired
Parents in New York City have a world of choices when it comes to their children’s education, but only La Scuola d’Italia offers bilingual preschool, elementary, and high school programs that give our students the world.
Language & Cultural Fluency
At La Scuola, language is a medium for learning, not its object. Learning in two languages creates a strong academic and cognitive foundation, fosters a mindset of curiosity and openness, and nurtures the ever-important skill of cultural fluency necessary for personal and professional fulfillment.
As a bicultural, international school in New York City, La Scuola educates students whose view of the world is both expansive and intimate. By earning diplomas from Italy and the United States, our graduates gain a distinct advantage when pursuing further study in the US, Italy, and throughout Europe. Our global mindset makes them ready for success anywhere in the world.
Reggio-Inspired Early Childhood Program
Our preschool program sets the tone for a school experience that is joyful, inquiry-based, and interdisciplinary, making students ready and eager for lifelong learning. Inspired by the world-renowned Reggio Emilia philosophy of education, our faculty create classroom communities where children learn to express themselves in English and Italian, through art, music, movement, and play.
We provide a truly holistic, experiential education.
As a bilingual school in New York City, children in preschool through high school are immersed not only in multiple languages but also the history and culture of Italy, New York City, and the world. When it comes to your child’s education, if you are looking for any of the following, you’ve come to the right place:
You want to teach your children to communicate in multiple languages
You want to join a diverse community that includes students, teachers, and families from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
You want to prepare your child to succeed both personally and professionally, enjoying career advantages in the global economy
You want your child to gain a distinct advantage for further studies
Start your educational journey with La Scuola
Families interested in exploring La Scuola’s preK-12 educational offerings should contact with the Admission Director via the inquiry form to schedule a tour of the school and/or attend one of La Scuola’s Open Houses events.
Complete La Scuola’s online application, available here through Ravenna. You will create a Ravenna account, which will allow you to complete your application, submit required materials, schedule your interview, and track your application.
Once you have submitted your application, you will be able to schedule a 30-minute virtual interview between the student and division coordinator through the Ravenna portal.
La Scuola Stories
Our Year of Wellness
IB Virtual Classes
Oh, the Places We Have Been
PreK – Elementary
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