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Experience a bilingual education that leads to unmatched success in school and in life.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Global Advantage

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.

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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:

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You want to teach your children to communicate in multiple languages

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You want to join a diverse community that includes students, teachers, and families from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

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You want to prepare your child to succeed both personally and professionally, enjoying career advantages in the global economy

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You want your child to gain a distinct advantage for further studies

Start your educational journey with La Scuola

Inquire

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.

Apply

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.

Interview

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.

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Why families love La Scuola

The experience at this school has been superior. This is one of the very few academic institutions in NYC that truly delivers a superior curriculum and prepares students for whatever upcoming challenge they may face
Parent
The experience at this school has been superior. This is one of the very few academic institutions in NYC that truly delivers a superior curriculum and prepares students for whatever upcoming challenge they may face
Parent
Parent
We have been at La Scuola for 7 years now and both our kids have attended pre-k and are now in the elementary school. We are very happy: our kids have developed a sense of awareness and embraced their being Italian and American being surrounded by so many kids growing up in the same fashion. When the kids are happy, parents are too and La Scuola offers an amazing support group of families and friends like no other. The La Scuola community is truly our family away from home!
Parent
We have been at La Scuola for 7 years now and both our kids have attended pre-k and are now in the elementary school. We are very happy: our kids have developed a sense of awareness and embraced their being Italian and American being surrounded by so many kids growing up in the same fashion. When the kids are happy, parents are too and La Scuola offers an amazing support group of families and friends like no other. The La Scuola community is truly our family away from home!
Parent
Parent
My two children had and are still having a great and enriching experience at la Scuola. They go to school happy, they learn a full program in two languages, they become self confident. They learn how to solve problems instead of complaining about them. the community is warm and welcoming and teachers are very well prepared.
Parent
My two children had and are still having a great and enriching experience at la Scuola. They go to school happy, they learn a full program in two languages, they become self confident. They learn how to solve problems instead of complaining about them. the community is warm and welcoming and teachers are very well prepared.
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Parent
La Scuola is a great school, a wonderful and warm community of families and an encouraging learning environment with excellent teachers. Our kids have loved going to school every day and feel at home both in the U.S. and in Europe. La Scuola has given them a great, international education making them fully fluent in both English and Italian, with many classmates speaking a third language as well. Our kids have also learned to be kind and to take care of each other, which has been invaluable. We are very grateful to La Scuola for giving our kids and ...
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La Scuola is a great school, a wonderful and warm community of families and an encouraging learning environment with excellent teachers. Our kids have loved going to school every day and feel at home both in the U.S. and in Europe. La Scuola has given them a great, international education making them fully fluent in both English and Italian, with many classmates speaking a third language as well. Our kids have also learned to be kind and to take care of each other, which has been invaluable. We are very grateful to La Scuola for giving our kids and our family a second home.
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Parent
This is a small school, very strong academically. A very welcoming and nurturing environment where children and parents as well always feel included.
Parent
This is a small school, very strong academically. A very welcoming and nurturing environment where children and parents as well always feel included.
Parent
Parent
La Scuola is a fantastic place! My kids are in 7th and 11th grade, for the second year since we moved in the City from Rome, where they attended the best public schools. La Scuola is absolutely comparable to them and I am happy to add that the Faculty is caring, enthusiastic and very attentive to each and every need of the kids. The bi-lingual education (+ French as a third language) is an incredible plus, and also for an American student it is a great privilege to read immortal authors in their own languages, English, Italian, French or Latin. The ...
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La Scuola is a fantastic place! My kids are in 7th and 11th grade, for the second year since we moved in the City from Rome, where they attended the best public schools. La Scuola is absolutely comparable to them and I am happy to add that the Faculty is caring, enthusiastic and very attentive to each and every need of the kids. The bi-lingual education (+ French as a third language) is an incredible plus, and also for an American student it is a great privilege to read immortal authors in their own languages, English, Italian, French or Latin. The International Baccalaureate Diploma, also, is a great opportunity for kids to challenge themselves (and la Scuola is among the very few schools in NYC to offer it!) and an effective boost for the most important College Institutions around the world. Last but not least: at La Scuola, kids did not loose a single hour, due to the pandemic. They immediately set up a perfect environment for online schooling, and since the reopening in Sept 2020 they are at school in person.
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Parent
La Scuola d'Italia is an excellent educational Institution. I am an Educator and I would consider it a hidden jem in New York City.
Educator
La Scuola d'Italia is an excellent educational Institution. I am an Educator and I would consider it a hidden jem in New York City.
Educator
Educator
I love the school. My son attended from Pre K until 12th grade and he had a wonderful experience. Top notch teachers, great community, incredible bilingual program, IB Diploma, and great community.
Parent
I love the school. My son attended from Pre K until 12th grade and he had a wonderful experience. Top notch teachers, great community, incredible bilingual program, IB Diploma, and great community.
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Parent

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Location: 12 E 96th St, New York, NY 10128

Telephone: (212) 369-3290

Email: admissions@lascuoladitalia.org