Become a "New Yorker" while experiencing the benefits of a bilingual education

Study Abroad At Our
Liceo Scientifico

At La Scuola you can participate in an anno/semestre al'estero at a scuola paritaria and change your life forever! Situated in the heart of New York City's Upper East Side, La Scuola provides a multilingual and multicultural education, uniquely tailored for each student, combining American and Italian academic excellence.

Join us for a virtual information session to get an introduction to La Scuola, interact with members of our community, and learn why students and families love the La Scuola d'Italia exchange program. 

Retain your mother tongue while receiving bilingual instruction

Build strong, lifelong friendships with New Yorkers and fellow Italians

Gain the same education you would have at your home school, while enjoying NYC

Choosing the right study abroad program is a big decision for your family

La Scuola's study abroad program prepares students from Italian Licei to have an international perspective and instills confidence, values, and purpose – characteristics necessary to embrace challenges, achieve goals, and thrive as global leaders. 

  • Follow the same rigorous STEM-oriented, college preparatory curriculum
  • Return back to your school without falling behind (in fact, you'll be ahead of your class)
  • Become a "New Yorker" with personalized tours of the city, and studying art history at the Metropolitan and MoMA.
  • Receive lessons from top instructors in an individualized, small-classroom environment
  • Deepen your fluency of English through bilingual instruction
  • Build lifelong friendships with New Yorkers and Italians from other regions. 

La Scuola's study abroad program is perfect for students interested in expanding their global opportunities and pursuing a diploma from an Italian liceo scientifico. Start your educational journey today!

Hear from our students

In this video interview, hear from two exchange students as they discuss their New York City and La Scuola experience!


Open the Doors to New Possibilities

We offer a semester abroad for any of our four high school grades for a semester or a full year. 

  • If students choose to come for the entire year for 9th grade/1a liceo, they have the unique opportunity to shorten their length of schooling when they return to Italy, completing school in 4 years instead of 5.

  • If students choose to stay the whole year of 12th grade, they will graduate with both the Italian Baccalaureate (Esame di Stato) which is the exact same diploma they recieve in Italy, as well as the US diploma, opening their doors to American universities. 

Unmatched Academic Excellence

All students follow the same rigorous STEM-oriented, college preparatory curriculum.

Rooted in the best Italian, European and American traditions, all students engage in the study of Mathematics—up to and including Calculus— Chemistry, Biology and Physics, as well as English, Italian, Latin, and French Language and Literature, History, Philosophy and Visual Arts.

La Scuola is notable for its strong humanist foundation, international perspective, and language immersion. 

Starting your educational journey is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Register for virtual information session

Join us for a virtual information session to get an introduction to La Scuola, interact with members of our community, and learn why so many families trust their children's education to La Scuola d'Italia. 

Complete a Modulo di Iscrizione

Following the information, take a few minutes to complete an official registration form to reserve your seat!

Schedule a conversation

After understanding your goals for attending our study abroad program, a member of the La Scuola Admissions team will schedule a conversion to discuss the final steps for enrollment!

About La Scuola d'Italia

Founded in 1977 as a Liceo Scientifico 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 12th grade educational institution.

Download the La Scuola School Profile guide to learn more about our curriculum, areas of study, IB diploma program, Esame di Stato, grades and ranking, and much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

 How much does the program cost?

Tuition is $2,000 per month. The registration fee for the entire semester is $1,000, which covers the cost of books. 

Additionally, there is an optional meal plan at school for $10/day or $200/month.
Uniforms extra and are only $100-$200.

What are the start and end dates for each semester?

Fall/Winter Semester: September 8 through January 31
Spring Semester: February 1 through June 15 

Where do students live?

 La Scuola does not directly handle the housing placement. We have vetted and established trustworthy, reliable relationships with third-party companies to help students and families secure housing.  Housing options will be through a Homestay program, with prices ranging between $1750-$2500/month depending on the borough or a luxury dorm on Wall St.

What if I can't attend the virtual information session?

Not a problem! First, even if you can't make the session, you can still register and receive the recording. Additionally, you can also reach out to our Admissions team directly to schedule a call. Please contact Gemma Richardson at grichardson@lascuoladitalia.org or 212-369-3290.

Are you ready to become a "New Yorker?"

Get started by registering for a virtual information session!

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