“Excellence in Education” was the main theme of La Scuola d’Italia’s 2019 Benefit Gala, a celebration held on March 8th, in New York, in the beautiful location of Cipriani Wall Street.
Founded in 1977, La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi is a private independent school recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. La Scuola follows a multilingual curriculum rooted in the best Italian, European, and American traditions that goes from Pre-K to High School. At the end of their path, students obtain Maturita Scientifica and may also opt to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma, recognized by the most prestigious universities in the world.
The event celebrated Italian excellence in education by honoring Prof. Gianmario Verona and Prof. Andrea Prencipe, rectors of two of Italy’s most well-known universities, Bocconi and Luiss Guido Carli.
“The decision to honor the rectors of two of the most international universities in Italy shows the importance that our school places on multilingual and multicultural education. Our curriculum merges the best of the Italian, America, and European academic traditions to offer a course of study aimed at developing emphatic and internationally-minded individuals” explains Dr. Maria Palandra, Head of School.
“I feel extremely proud in accepting this award – says Luiss Rector Professor Andrea Prencipe – “because it is evidence of the great work that we are doing at Luiss. While reaching higher positions in the academic international rankings, Luiss is constantly updating its educational offer, encouraging a humanistic approach to knowledge, as well as an attention to digital alphabetization, as we believe that managers must have the ability to ‘think digital’ among their skills. Luiss’ mission is to educate a generation of professionals who are aware of their cultural heritage and possess cognitive flexibility and open-mindedness.”
The Gala is the school’s main fundraiser and will host over 350 guests from the Italian-American business and cultural community, parents, and high level officials such as H.E. Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States and The Hon. Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy in New York.
For the first time this year La Scuola also recognized a selected number of “Women of Distinction”, who through their work, passion and creativity have made a difference in the community and are role models for younger generations of women.