Founded in 1977 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to meet the academic needs of Italians living in the New York City metro area, La Scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi” (La Scuola) has grown into a unique bilingual English/Italian Pre-K through high school (liceo) educational institution reflecting and building upon the best features of the Italian and American educational systems.
The first major step toward the blending of the two systems occurred in 1985, when the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York granted La Scuola a charter. In 1986, the Board of Trustees directed the creation of a bilingual curriculum and La Scuola came to embrace bilingualism in the context of a rich liberal arts model of education. Students graduate from La Scuola with a diploma that is accepted by the best colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Italy and member countries of the European Union.
In addition to being recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, since 2006, La Scuola has been accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).
With a curriculum that is global and interdisciplinary and a student body from all regions of the world, La Scuola d’Italia is a truly international school. Parents who choose La Scuola join a strong community that fosters a love of learning, a generosity of spirit and a respect for diversity. Students leave prepared to succeed at the college or university campus of their choice and to make important and lasting contributions to our global society.